Off Site Safety Management

E3Training provide a number of courses designed to support the safe delivery of adventure and outdoor learning, key to this is the Royal Life Saving Society ‘National Water Safety Management Programme’ (NWSMP)  and the Royal Geographic Society / Institute of British Geography ‘Off Site Safety Management’ (OSSM) course.

We run a number of ‘open’ courses where anyone can book on but specialise in delivering training at your location tailored to the learning needs of your organization and members.


The course is designed for adults working with both young people and adults where they will be required to plan, manage and evaluate off-site safety activities. The course looks at legislation and documentation alongside case studies and practical scenarios. It’s aim is to provide candidates with the knowledge, understanding and problem solving skills to deal with a variety of different situations.

  • Particularly appropriate for teachers, lecturers, trainers and youth workers who are seeking to develop their knowledge and skills in off-site safety management.
  • Relevant to those who work in organisations seeking compliance with the new British Standard, BS 8848: the specification for the provision of visits, fieldwork, expeditions, and adventurous activities, outside the United Kingdom.
  • Adults responsible for the management of the safety of others in an off-site activity.

Pre Course Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements in terms of prior learning, however attendees may find it helpful to draw on previous knowledge and experience of managing safety issues in the workplace. Basic understanding of planning processes and risk assessment and safety management may also provide useful starting points.


The course is not currently assessed however delegates who successfully complete the course will be issued with an attendance certificate form the Royal Geographical Society who administer and accredit the course.

Course Content

Delegates attending this course of will develop skills in:

  • Planning the programme and administration for an off-site activity
  • Identifying and working within the legal framework surrounding off-site activities
  • Assessing the needs of a group and identifying the necessary staffing
  • Undertaking reviews of safety requirements and risk assessments
  • Outlining the key requirements relating to group safety during an activity
  • Identifying appropriate actions and procedures to deal with both minor and major incidents
  • Identifying key elements of an effective post-event evaluation report
  • Preparing post-event evaluations for a specified audience

Kit List

  • The course will be a combination of indoor and outdoor scenario’s / sessions. You will therefore need to come with the following equipment
  • Warm outdoor clothing
  • Footwear x 2. 1 pair for indoors and 1 more robust pair for outdoors i.e. walking boots or wellies.
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers.
  • Notebook and pen

For further information please contact us, you can also download the syllabus OSSM Curriculum

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