Risk Management for Outdoor Programmes


This training introduces the essential concepts any outdoor program needs in order to meet standards for risk management. 

Course Length

16 hours over two days


Program Managers, Risk Management officers, Risk Management/Safety Committee members, members of Boards of Directors, executive leadership


  1. Provide an outline of the scope of risk management topics and issues for outdoor programs
  2. Provide an introduction to essential considerations in select outdoor program risk management topics
  3. Provide resources and guidance for further education and information

Sample Syllabus

  1. Overview of outdoor program risk management
  2. Attitude, Judgment, and Culture
  3. Risk Transfer
  4. Activities and Program Areas
  5. Staff selection, hiring and supervision
  6. Equipment management
  7. Participant screening and supervision
  8. Subcontractor management
  9. Incident reporting & management
  10. Transportation risk management
  11. Safety Reviews
  12. Incident Reviews
  13. Media Relations
  14. Documentation
  15. Standards, Accreditation & Regulation


Experiential, hands-on format with case studies, presentations, and seminar-style discussions


Extensive written materials, including best practice standards, templates, sample procedures, and information on further resources, provided.


Certificate provided on successful completion of training program


Customized programs for groups with particular interests or needs are available on request.