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Congratulations to the four outdoor professionals who completed the course during the week and also gained 2 CPD points! The feedback received was very positive:
1. "As an overseas expedition leader, I had often heard about this course in the context of the British Safety Standards for adventure travel. I had previously attended a number of Alan's courses and these had always been delivered at a high standard, and this course was no exception. Both days were well structured and expertly delivered, including real case studies and scenarios to enhance learning. All very relevant and essential if you are involved in the outdoor sector, and especially if you run your own business. Particularly liked the personal anecdotes from Alans extensive experience. Highly recommended".
Matt Brown - International Mountain Leader
2. "I've been on many of Alan's courses over the years and they are always interesting, informative and supported with personal experiences that bring reality to the subject. And always plenty of biscuits. Great course Alan"
Mark Demmery - Mountain Leader
3. "Thanks again for the course - lots of food for thought came out of it!"
Tom Robertson - Mountain Leader
4. "This course delivered by Alan Ward was great at making you think of everything required in planning a trip anywhere from day trip, field trip to adventure travel. The course was brought to life through Alan’s personal experiences."
Ceri Morgan - Hill & Moorland Leader
The Royal Geographical Society (RGS) 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.
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 Kingdom.
Following on from retirement, more time will be available for hill and mountain walking on a personal basis with friends.