Expedition Care Program

The Kiln

Grange Road


Surrey GU10 1DJ

United Kingdom



+44 (0)1483 810785


+44 (0)1483 810223


"...this course teaches not only just the different dangers that exist for us when working in (hostileand and/or challenging) environments but also supplies us with the tools, techniques, knowledge and ideas on how to mitigate those dangers where possible and react effectively to incidents when they occur..."

 Senior Field Geologist, Risk Management Course

This two-day Risk Management on Overseas Programmes (RMOP) course is designed to respond to the growing number of requests we are receiving from expedition and mineral/oil exploration companies as well as Non-Government Organisations (NGO’s) who operate in remote overseas environments.


In particular the RMOP course is appropriate for directors, managers and operational staff who are involved in and have responsibility (Duty of Care) for the planning, operating and evaluation of overseas programmes.


These courses are intended to assist in ensuring that overseas activities are as safe as possible and that fault based incidents do not occur in the first place. Importantly, these courses also demonstrate pro active steps by client companies in satisfying their Duty of Care and due diligence in the face of Civil/Criminal cases (including Corporate Manslaughter).

Course Content Includes:

Day One

  • Course introduction
  • The legal context inc current safety guidelines
  • Planning considerations
  • Site reconnaissance
  • In country service providers (e.g. accommodation, vehicles, driver safety)
  • The risk assessment process
  • Practical exercise
  • Working with host nations and local agents
  • Operations manual, training, equipment and procedures


Day Two

  • Contingency planning
  • Pre-deployment training for staff and participants
  • Medical equipment and medical issues
  • Safety equipment
  • Incident management
  • Incident Investigation
  • Insurance and assistance companies
  • Media management
  • Practical incident management exercise
  • Post programme reports
  • Review processes
  • If it all goes wrong - Coroners Inquests, Civil and Criminal Proceedings
  • Course review
RMOP2 Course Content
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