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  • Jeff Baierlein

Viristar and Safety Assistance For Emergencies (SAFE) Offer Safety Training in Bangladesh & Beyond

Viristar is pleased to partner with Safety Assistance For Emergencies (SAFE) to bring Risk Management for Outdoor Programs training courses to members of the SAFE network at a discount.

The Risk Management for Outdoor Programs course offers leaders of adventure, wilderness, experiential, and outdoor recreation programs a comprehensive training on best safety practices as well as incident prevention and response.

The 40-hour course, which is offered online, provides participants with a theoretical model of incident causation and prevention, designed specifically for adventure tourism, outdoor education, and similar programs. The model employs the latest thinking in complex socio-technical systems theory and human factors research to provide a globally leading framework by which to minimize risk in outdoor and adventurous activities.

The course, also provides detailed safety standards for a variety of risk management topics, including:

  • Emergency response planning

  • Recruiting, hiring, training and supervising staff

  • Managing subcontractors (providers)

  • Mitigating equipment-based and activity-based hazards

  • Developing risk management plans (safety management systems)

  • Wilderness risk management procedures

  • Accreditation, regulations, and legal considerations

  • Media relations around newsworthy safety incidents

  • COVID-19 precautions

Moshiur Khandaker, Chief Executive Officer of Bangladesh-based SAFE, stated, “We’re very pleased to be able to offer the Risk Management for Outdoor Programs trainings to the SAFE community in Bangladesh and throughout the region. Outdoor and experiential program providers around the world place a high value on safety, and these courses will help them lead high-quality adventure and travel experiences with excellence in risk management.”

Individuals or groups wishing to take advantage of the opportunity to participate in the training at a discount can learn more and enroll at

Viristar has provided safety training to professionals operating in South Asia for a number of years, including for outdoor and adventure specialists offering experiences in Burma (Myanmar), India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka, as well as in neighboring countries of South East Asia.

SAFE, founded in 2001, is a leading not-for-profit safety organization dedicated to preventing injuries and saving lives through awareness, education, emergency response, training and advocacy. The NGO, headquartered in Dhaka, provides disaster relief and rescue services, emergency medical care, workplace health and safety services, and support to the adventure and sport sector. SAFE also provides environmental education and conservation programs as well as outdoor and rescue skills trainings.


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