Expedition Care Program

The Kiln

Grange Road


Surrey GU10 1DJ

United Kingdom



+44 (0)1483 810785


+44 (0)1483 810223


This 15-hour non-residential course concentrates on the need to plan, manage and evaluate any off-site visit in any context.


A certificate of attendance will be issued to all delegates. (Royal Geographical Society Certified).

The course is designed to provide the delegates with an understanding of the safety systems and statutory requirements needed by an individual and their establishment planning off-site activities. It is intended to meet the needs of groups across a very wide range of off-site activities. It will be relevant to field workers, exploration geologists, expedition teams, outdoor instructors, teachers and university lecturers, especially those who are responsible for off-site visits within their organisations, such as fieldwork, adventurous outdoor activities and cultural visits.


The course is divided into three sections, each representing a vital stage in managing an off-site activity/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.



This section addresses the key management requirements relating to group safety during an activity including dynamic risk assessment, appropriate actions and procedures required when dealing with both minor and major incidents and contingencies.



This section addresses the essential review of the whole event that must be carried out to effectively improve future planning and practice. The course consists of lectures, group work, and practicals. Comprehensive course notes are provided.

The Off-Site Safety Management course is certificated through the Royal Geographical Society and considered a foundation level introduction to risk management for those operating overseas.



"Fantastic OSSM course! Delivered very professionally and informative! Would certainly recommend (ECP) and the OSSM course."


"Many thanks! This course was delivered professionally and was very informative. It was a fun two days! Great to meet ... the instructor and the other delegates. I will certainly recommend the OSSM course to others and hope to see you again soon."


"Very friendly, knowledgeable and friendly trainer"


"Fantastic course and well presented!".


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