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.