24 November 2020 - 25 November 2020
Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR
From £300.00 per person
The Off-site safety management course has been designed to increase delegates’ knowledge, understanding and skills in planning, managing and evaluating the safety of off-site visits in a number of different contexts.
It is intended to meet the needs of groups organising a very wide range of activities both in the UK and abroad. It is particularly relevant to teachers, social workers, expedition leaders and university lecturers, especially those who are responsible for off-site visits within their organisations, such as geographical and biological fieldwork, adventurous outdoor activities and cultural visits.
Topics covered in the course are relevant to those operating to the new British Standard 8848: Specification for the provision of visits, fieldwork, expeditions, and adventurous activities outside the United Kingdom.
The course is divided into three sections, each representing a vital stage in managing an off-site activity/event:
Planning for the event:
This section addresses those aspects of planning which must be completed before the group departs in order to ensure the safe management of the event. It includes assessing the needs of the group, arranging the necessary staffing, and undertaking a risk assessment.
Managing the event:
This section addresses the key management requirements relating to group safety during an activity including appropriate actions and procedures required when dealing with both minor and major incidents and contingencies.
Evaluating the event:
This section addresses the essential review of the whole event that must be carried out to effectively improve future planning and practice.
The course will be led by Charlotte Stretton, a qualified teacher and outdoor educator who has been involved with school and adult expeditions for many years. It consists of lectures, group work, and an outdoor practical. Comprehensive course notes are provided.
By attending this course, delegates will earn 5 CPD points which can be put towards the yearly requirement of 35 CPD points to attain Chartered Geographer status. A certificate of attendance will be given for all delegates.
Essential training for new EVCs responsible for the policies and practice around risk management for out-of-school visits.
24 November 2020
This course gives trained EVC’s at all schools the opportunity to look into current material in more depth and share good practice with EVCs.
25 November 2020
A one-day course for trainers with relevant previous experience in managing a wide range of visits in the UK and overseas who wish to deliver the off-site safety management course to their own groups.
26 November 2020
This half-day, scenario-based course is for school EVCs and senior management. It is intended to meet the needs of staff who may have a role to play during a visit emergency.
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