Did you know that all leaders have to do a mandatory Safety training course – and keep it up to date? But it could not be easier! It must be done online and it takes only 30 minutes to do the online course.

We believe that the key to successfully improving safety in Scouting lies in enhancing the culture of safety within our Movement. It’s important as we enter the New Year that those adult volunteers who need to complete the ongoing safety training do so.

Ongoing safety training is available to anyone who wants to complete it. However, it primarily applies to those people required to complete ongoing safeguarding training – that is all those people who must have a 5-year appointment review.  Essentially, this means anyone who holds an appointment, except for Scout Active Support Members, Executive Committee Members or Casual/Occasional Helpers who are not required to undertake any training.

Scouting safety training should be up-to-date at all time and should be monitored at the 5-year review.

What does this training include?

The training is undertaken online and will take approximately 30 minutes. There are three sections within the training:

  1. Get the facts
  2. See it in action
  3. Take the challenge

How to get it validated on Compass

After you have completed the final section of the training, you will be able to generate a certificate, which can be printed off. If you are unable to print your certificate for any reason, please save it as a picture file or take a screen shot of the page using the Control/Print Screen buttons on your computer.

This certificate should be shared with your Training Adviser or GSL when you meet to discuss the learning and validate the module on Compass.

Please do not save the web link as an alternative to printing the certificate, as this will expire once you leave the browser and your certificate will be lost.

Start the safety ongoing training e-learning.

Ongoing Safety Training FAQs.

Mike Treanor
Scouting Support Officer