The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) run regular courses for EVCs and staff members running expeditions or fieldwork, helping schools fulfill Health and Safety obligations for off-site visits. For more information please see www.rgs.org/GOseminars. Tuesday 8 February - Educational Visits Coordinator training - <font face="Helvetica">Essential training for EVCs in the importance of forward planning and proper risk management, helping to fulfill Health & Safety obligations for out-of-school visits.</font> Wednesday 9 February - Update EVC course, for existing Educational Visits Coordinators - Safety management practices and procedures evolve over time. This course gives trained EVCs the opportunity to look at recent materials and share good practice through scenario-based discussion. Wednesday and Thursday 16 – 17 February - Off-Site Safety Management Course A must for those involved in planned visits in the UK or overseas, this course looks at the safety management issues involved in planning, managing and evaluating local visits, fieldtrips, residentials and exchanges.