March 9th/10th, 2017


RGS certificated Off Site Safety Management (OSSM) course delivered by Alan Ward – International Mountain Leader and an approved RGS trainer for the course. This course is certificated by the RGS.

This course is also registered with ISO9001:2015 under the ISO registration held by Bigfoot Services Limited. As part of the ISO9001:2015 compliance requirements, this RGS OSSM course is limited to 6 participants.

This course features a wide range of very current and topical video clips for use in the discussion groups. These video clips have replaced the ones previously used which were supplied by RGS as feedback from our previous clients indicated they were thought to be quite outdated.

BS8848:2014 discussions and workshops are included in the course with copies of this important standard available for participants to refer to. Working examples of BS8848:2014 Risk Management Plans will be available for inspection and discussion by the participants.

Participants attending this course can attend the Rescue Emergency Care (REC) High Altitude First Aid course on the Saturday (March 11th) following the course at no charge. This course enables participants to gain first-hand experience with Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC) and learn about other aspects of high altitude travel. This course is certificated by REC.

Full details of the course syllabus can be seen on the RGS website or by contacting Bigfoot Services Limited using the Contact Form available onwww.bigfootservices.co.uk

OSSM Course Overview:

1.1 Introduction
The Off-Site Safety Management course (OSSM) was designed in response to concerns about safety in off-site activities. It addresses the content of legislation in this area and provides an opportunity for attendees to explore the application of the legislation in practical situations.
The OSSM course will be appropriate for those working in a range of different situations where they are responsible for taking children/young people/adults out of their everyday environments
(e.g. on geography or environmental field trips, on sporting away events, on organised activities). It aims to equip attendees with the ability to apply knowledge, understanding and problem solving
skills in a range of contexts.
1.2 Aims
• To develop knowledge and understanding of off-site safety management procedures and the ability to apply this to a range of different contexts.
• To develop ability to plan, manage and evaluate off-site activities in order to ensure the safety of the participants.
• To develop skills that are relevant to the workplace and which can be adapted to meet different circumstances
• To encourage further study and promote the value of continuing professional development.
1.3 Target Group
The scheme is designed for adults working with both young people and adults where they will be required to plan, manage and evaluate off-site safety policies, procedures and activities. It will be
particularly appropriate for teachers, lecturers, trainers and youth workers who are seeking to develop their knowledge and skills in off-site safety management. It is also 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

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