Outdoor Learning: Excursions Optional Bolt-On Module – Emergency Procedures & Home Base Contact

1.5 hours. Please note: this is an optional course.

All relevant staff and approved volunteers wishing to explore this key area in more depth.

Who is this course for

Heads of Establishments, Excursions Co-ordinators, Groups Leaders and any other staff involved in Educational Excursions (Category 1-4 inclusive).

PLEASE NOTE:  Group Leaders wanting to deliver Category 3 and/or Category 4 excursions must book onto the Group Leader (Theory) Course:

The Group Leader (Theory) Training is the mandatory course required for all Category 3 or Category 4 excursions.

If you are unsure, email;

Aims and outcomes

  • To examine the Councils requirements regarding Emergency Procedures and the use of Home Base Contacts
  • To ensure all CEC Establishments have a robust set of procedures that fulfil all statutory obligations in respect of the Health & Safety at Work Act and the Councils Excursions Policy
  • To examine the contents of Emergency Procedures and to guide & assist Establishments to develop their own specific guidance.

Course content

  • Examination of the current Council Policy
  • Practical examination of existing examples of Emergency Procedures (both good & not so good)
  • Discuss the role of the Home Base Contact and practical advice on the role.

Dates and times

This course is available on multiple dates





Course Tutor

Places available


NEW bolt on Module Risk Assessments


Bangholm Outdoor Centre

Andrew Bradshaw



NEW bolt on Module Emergency Procedure & Home Base Contact


Bangholm Outdoor Centre

Cliff Smith



NEW bolt on Module Risk Assessments


Bangholm Outdoor Centre

Andrew Bradshaw


To Book

To book as a Council employee - Book on the Orb

Book as a non-CEC Employee - Call 0131 469 3227 or email 

Further information

For questions specifically about this course, contact the Course Tutor.

For more information about other Excursions Courses, download the Excursions Policy Guide at

Participants should have read the current Excursions, in particular, Section 11.

Policy available on the ORB, in advance of the course

Course organiser Mel Coutts email  Tel 469 3065 or 

Andrew Bradshaw or Cliff Smith

Andrew Bradshaw (M) 077 186 605 49 

Cliff Smith (M) 077 487 035 15 


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Event details

Reservations until:23/05/2019 01:00 AM
Starts on:13/03/2019 04:30 PM
Ends on:24/05/2019 03:00 PM

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