Fieldwork Safety

Risk and emergency management training for fieldwork safety

Fieldwork takes people to all corners of the UK and across the World. These unique fieldwork safety courses are aimed at University staff and students, teachers involved in fieldwork and staff from companies and NGOs who work in field environments.

Course Covers:

  • Paperwork: We will look at the main documents central to fieldwork plans - the Risk Assessment and the Crisis Management Plan.
  • Practice: Risk assessments, crisis management plans etc are too often seen as a necessary evil which take up a lot of time and then sit mouldy in the bottom of a rucksack. Using a combination of discussions and practical sessions we will look at real life examples of why the paperwork is important and how it can be actively applied and adapted in the field.

The fieldwork safety courses use discussion groups and scenarios to look at practical solutions to fieldwork safety which match good pre-planning with the ability to make dynamic decisions in the field. Our trainers are active fieldworkers and outdoor professionals who can both see some of the frustrations with risk assessment and crisis management whilst seeing the huge value of applying these processes constructively.

This course is appropriate for:

  • University staff running fieldwork or supervising university field safety.
  • Students who want to learn more about setting up and running fieldwork projects and expeditions.
  • Staff at commercial organisations, charities and NGOS who manage, lead or organise groups working in remote locations.
  • Teachers involved in school fieldwork or expeditions.

The courses are particularly popular with those involved with university field safety where and reflects the latest guidance such as the USHA Guidance on Health and Safety in Fieldwork.

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Fieldwork Safety is offered as a bespoke course. Contact us with your dates and locations

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