Welcome to
Outdoor Safety Training

Provides you with the safety training you need to do your job.

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Welcome to
Outdoor Safety Training

Provides you with the safety training you need to do your job.

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Welcome to Outdoor Safety Training

Outdoor Safety Training is an organisation dedicated to providing groups and individuals working in the outdoors with the necessary training required to carry out their jobs safely. Conceived by Ben Starkie, OST was set up to prevent accidents in the outdoors by offering a range of internationally recognised outdoor safety courses to the people who need them most.

Whether you work at heights, by fast flowing water, or are responsible for a group of children you are taking into outdoor environments, OST provides you with the safety training you need to do your job.

Swift Water Rescue

We train companies and individuals on how to rescue safely from swift water.

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UK Canyon Guide Course

We also offer canyon guide courses to get you to the level that you want to be.

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Who we are

experience/people/skills

We are an expert group of outdoor professionals specialising in different branches of Outdoor Safety, with a combined total of over 100 years work experience from all over the world.

What we do

OST teaches you how prevent and respond to accidents in the outdoors by providing internationally recognised outdoor safety training courses. Whether you are a teacher on a school trip to the beach or a fireman performing a water rescue, OST teaches you the skills you need to do your job safely. We facilitate courses in Water Rescue, Confined Space Rescue and Rope Access Training.

Our aims

  • To deliver the best outdoor safety courses to those who need them
  • To provide the most effective learning experience possible
  • To continually be at the forefront of outdoor safety training
  • To substantially meet the needs of every client

Where we teach

Lochaber/Scotland/anywhere

Although based in Fort William and Cornwall, OST can teach you in any location that meets the requirements of the training course in question. We routinely travel to clients and by doing so can lower the total cost of training. For further information regarding where courses can take place, click on Courses.

How we teach

learning models

While teaching internationally recognised outdoor safety courses with specific learning plans, our adventure consultants focus on the needs of the client when teaching any course. This ensures you get the most out of working with us.