Safety first always

Keeping you and your staff safe while delivering exceptional training courses.


Risk management is central to every field class we run. Field courses add a layer of complexity and risk due to the outdoor environment and bring a number of challenges and risks that need to be managed whilst operating outdoors and in remote locations, including:

  • Extreme environmental conditions and unpredictable weather
  • Hikes and walks, on and off trails, to field localities
  • Hazardous flora and fauna endemic to the course area
  • Transport on highways, dirt roads, and off road
  • Remoteness to healthcare facilities
  • Environmental reactions and allergies
  • Coordinating emergency response

By focusing on people, processes, and purpose, RPS combines exceptional learning practices while setting the standard in the industry for field-based risk management. Enhanced safety measures have recently been added to address Covid-19 related risks.

People, process, purpose

  • People

    • Dedicated, medical first responder & incident manager on each course
    • Continuous job-specific training for RPS field representatives
    • Qualified drivers trained to operate multi-passenger, convoy, and/or off-road vehicles
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  • Process

    • Course-specific safety assessments with detail on each field stop
    • Logistical support spanning from accommodation bookings to emergency response
    • Scenario-based testing of emergency response systems
    • Highly specific field equipment, tested and rated
    • Tailored satellite tracking for rescue, mapping and communication
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  • Purpose

    • Continual course review and revision for improvement
    • Internally and externally audited every 1 to 3 years
    • Ongoing research on trends and outdoor practices leading to improvement
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    SFA Purpose

NOLS risk management review

RPS has invested in the quality of its risk management practices through a risk management review conducted by NOLS Risk Services in 2019. NOLS is an organization with 55 years of experience managing risk in remote environments around the globe. While NOLS doesn’t endorse or certify our practices, we are further enhancing our risk management strategy as a result of this review. We have invested time and resources in our risk management systems because the health and well-being of our participants and staff is of the highest priority.

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