26 March 2019
Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR
From £190.00 per person
A full day workshop for those wishing to use BS 8848 to evaluate existing safety management procedures against the national standard.
British Standard 8848 specifies operational requirements for those responsible for organising overseas activities and student placements abroad. Having an understanding of BS 8848 will better inform you about the risks and safety management procedures that good practice indicates should be in place before fieldwork begins.
This workshop is open to everyone interested in complying with BS 8848, or using it to benchmark safety management practices within their organisations.
The workshop will cover:
Standard Price: £190, RGS-IBG Members £171 includes VAT and lunch.
No refunds on bookings cancelled less than four weeks before the course.
What is BS 8848?
The British Standard, BS 8848: a specification for visits, fieldwork, expeditions and adventurous activities, is aimed at organisers of overseas activities including university and academic fieldwork, gap year experiences, adventure holidays, charity challenges and research expeditions.
BS 8848 is nationally recognised as an important way in which organisers can demonstrate that they have good safety practices in place when offering to provide any venture outside the UK. Many of the major overseas providers are declaring conformity with its requirements.
BS 8848 has been designed and built on existing UK guidance and through wide consultation to create an agreed national standard that will benchmark current good practice in safety management procedures. It is aimed at both those who organise such ventures and those who participate. All who understand BS 8848 will be better informed about the risks and safety management procedures that good practice indicates should be in place before any agreement to take part is distributed and signed.
Who should attend?
This workshop is designed to assist those wishing to use BS 8848 to benchmark existing safety management systems and produce evidence required to make a claim of compliance.
The workshop is being run by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). Those facilitating the workshop are members of BSI’s technical committee for BS 8848.
It is strongly recommended that all attending the workshop become acquainted with BS 8848. Copies of the standard are available to purchase as a PDF download from BSI
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