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For people taking groups abroad - BS 8848 (draft)

Discussion in 'Other Chatter' started by Jodie, Oct 18, 2006.

  1. Jodie

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    Public consultation on BS 8848

    Thursday, 26 October 2006. 9.30 – 16.00
    Venue: Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR.

    A public consultation on a new specification for the provision of adventurous
    activities, expeditions, visits and fieldwork undertaken for educational, training
    or recreational purposes outside the UK.


    This event will give those interested in using this new standard an opportunity
    to review its content and contribute their expertise to its completion, particularly
    representatives from university departments, schools and commercial,
    charitable and voluntary providers.

    Go to the right hand side of this page for further information and a booking form.

    Cost: £35.25 incl. VAT. The price includes lunch.
    T 020 7591 3030

    Thought others might be interested. Also thought everyone running courses
    would probably know about it and searched to check, but didn't find anything
    so thought I'd post this just in case...

    The PDF which can be downloaded from the page above outlines the scope
    as:

    1 Scope
    This British Standard specifies requirements for the provision of adventurous
    activities, expeditions, visits and fieldwork undertaken for educational, training
    or recreational purposes outside the United Kingdom.

    It applies to ventures:
    a) at any location outside the United Kingdom including remoter regions where
    climatic extremes, challenging terrain, health hazards or unfamiliar cultural
    experiences can be expected;
    b) organized for both groups and individuals;
    c) that are planned, managed and evaluated from the UK by commercial
    companies, educational establishments or voluntary and charitable
    organizations.
    NOTE This standard can be used by independent travellers as a basis for the
    planning and implementation of their own ventures.
     
  2. Batfink

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    Interesting! Thanks for that Jodie. I can't make it (I'm washing my hair or something) but if anybody does go along, could they post feedback? My cadet squadron reguarly goes overseas for war grave tours etc.

    Any feedback grateful.
     
  3. Stuart

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    Thanks Jodie
     
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    chris Need to contact Admin...

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