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Safety Training

This safety training is designed to help you stay up-to-date on safety practice and your responsibilities as a member of Scouts.

Information, training and guidance provided on this page is produced solely to assist Scout Groups to understand their responsibilities for Safety. The Scouts Association accepts no liability for use or reliance upon any of the information published on this website by anyone outside the Scouting Movement. A training completion certificate does not denote any level of qualification or compliance with any legal obligations in relation to Safety.

Safety Training

Doing things safely is fundamental to everything we do in Scouting. The Safety training ensures that you understand your responsibilities for keeping everyone in Scouts safe and how to assess and manage risk.

It's important that Safety training is completed within the first five months of your role start date (as recorded on Compass) and then kept up to date. It's required to be renewed every three years. 

It’s independent learning, so you don’t have to attend a course to complete it.  

Who should complete the training?

You can find out if your role is required to complete Safety training by checking Chapter 16: Roles Tables in POR. 
If you've completed the Safety training you can find out when your renewal date is from the mandatory ongoing learning tab in your training profile in Compass

What does this training include?

There are five lessons in the module and an assessment at the end. You’ll need to score 100% in the assessment to unlock the certificate of completion. 

We've produced an e-learning reference guide to the content of the Safety Mandatory Ongoing Learning. This guide can be used for reference before, during or after you do the e-learning.

What are the training objectives? 

By doing this e-learning, you’ll: 

  • Understand the Safety Policy and your responsibilities for keeping young people and adults in our movement safe.  
  • Be able to demonstrate how to assess and manage risk.  
  • Understand the role of the leader in charge.  
  • Know what to do in an emergency, and how to report incidents and near misses.  
  • Know where to access safety resources, activity rules and guidance for the safe management of activities.

Want to know more about this training?  

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Safety for Managers and Supporters

The training is available for those in manager and supporter roles. Full information and resources.

The training will take approximately two hours. This module is delivered through a workbook which takes you through a series of tasks relating to safety and your role as a manager. After completing the training you will need to validate your knowledge, you can find the validation criteria in the Adult Personal File - Managers.

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To help everyone keep up to date with their training, we’re sending members regular reminders.

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