Overview - Safety Outdoors is an interactive and practical one day course which will build on existing knowledge and experience by increasing confidence in risk assessment, route planning and emergency action, to ensure that your health walk is a safe and enjoyable experience for both walk leaders and walkers.
Date This course is held regularly around Scotland and will usually be organised by local walking for health schemes. Have a look at the events page for the latest courses
Location This course is held at venues around Scotland.
Cost: To organise a course will cost £500 per course – each course can accommodate up to 20 delegates (this does not include catering & venue hire). A grant maybe available to cover the cost of training, contact PfA for more information.
Volunteers can attend an organised course free of charge as long as they are volunteering with a Paths for All recognised walking for health project. See our events page for full details of all courses coming up or you can email your name, address and the type of course you are interested in to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Who is the course aimed at? Safety Outdoors is for Volunteer Walk Leaders who regularly lead walks in their community and who have attended Paths for All Walk Leader Training.
What will I learn? This course will give you the confidence to assess risks and hazards and be prepared for minor incidents and emergencies. The course will be conducted both indoors and outdoors.
We hope that at the end of the day you feel more confident about safety issues and emergency procedures.
How do I book on? This course is for walk leaders who are already involved in a local walking scheme, so your first contact to discuss this course should be with your local walking for health scheme coordinator.
For more information If you are a scheme coordinator or someone who has set up a walking for health project as part of an organisation or community group please contact PfA to find out more about offering this course to your volunteers.