December 7th/8th at Beechenhurst Visitor Centre in the Forest of Dean – THE COURSE IS CONFIRMED TO RUN
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.
• 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
• 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
1.4 Prior Learning
Although there are no formal entry requirements in terms of prior learning, 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.