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Off-site Safety Management

This course is a must for those involved in planned visits in the UK or overseas. Spread over two days, it offers an in depth look at the safety management issues involved in planning, managing and evaluating local visits, fieldtrips, residentials and exchanges.


Off-site Safety Management

  • Tuesday 1 and Wednesday 2 December 2015 - this course is now FULLY BOOKED.
  • Tuesday 23 and Wednesday 24 February 2016
  • Tuesday 14 and Wednesday 15 June 2016

The course is particularly relevant for educational visit coordinators, teachers, youth leaders and university lecturers - anyone responsible for off-site visits within their organisation.
CPD points are awarded for course attendance. A full course curriculum (PDF) is available to download.

Cost: Standard £280 (including VAT), RGS-IBG member £252 (including VAT). Includes notes and lunch, accommodation not provided. Places limited to 16 per course.
Venue: Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), London
To book: Download a 2015 Booking Form (PDF) or a 2016 Booking Form (PDF), book online or contact Geography Outdoors.

Course feedback: "We have had nothing but positive feedback from all project leaders who have been on this course...Huge praise from our side for making the course so interesting and enjoyable" The Great Generation

"A great way to revise previous knowledge, to keep up to date with new and changing policies and to meet people in the same industry" G.Gorman - St John's Ambulance, 2012

"The reputation of the course preceeded it, but my expectations were still surpassed." A Cook - Expedition Leader, 2012


Training the Trainer

  • Thursday 16 June 2016

We run a yearly course for those interested in becoming an accredited RGS-IBG Off-site Safety Management Trainer. Interested trainers must have already completed the two-day Off-site Safety Management course, have extensive expedition or fieldwork experience and be able to show training and/or teaching skills.

Cost: Standard £190 (including VAT), RGS-IBG member £171 (including VAT). Includes notes and lunch, accommodation not provided.
Venue: Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), London
To Book: Contact Geography Outdoors.


OSSM Course(s) from other providers

Name of provider: Alan Ward, International Mountain Leader at Bigfoot Services Limited
Dates: Saturday 12 December-Sunday 13 December 2015
Venue: Cardiff International White Water (CIWW), Watkiss Way, Cardiff Bay CF11 0SY
Cost: £225 (includes course manual, lunch, tea & coffee)

To book: Contact Alan Ward, Bigfoot Services Limited
Tel. 02920-369280,
Mob. 07967-569058



Off-site Safety Management Curriculum 2013
Off-site Safety Managment Booking Form 2015 - PDF
FAQs for OSSM Trainers
Off-Site Safety Management Booking Form 2016
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