All members of the Queen’s community are required to create an Off-campus Activity Safety Policy -Safety Planning Record. All higher-risk activities must be approved by the department head prior to the trip/activity taking place.
All undergraduate student activities involving international travel are considered higher risk.
Each OCASP file can be accessed by the Queen’s University Emergency Support Program team in the event of an emergency.
Queen’s University Emergency Support Program
The Queen’s University Emergency Support Program consists of the following 8 keys components:
24-hour Emergency Telephone Hotline
Pre-Departure Orientation Briefings
Emergency Contact Database (the OCASP data warehouse)
Critical incident follow up
Faculties and departments are responsible for ensuring 100% compliance with OCASP.
Program Emergency Contact (PEC) Recommended Resources
PEC distributes a Reference Sheet to their study/work/travel abroad participants instructing them to complete a OCASP Safety Planning Record.
PEC assists in briefing participants and in compliance reporting.
Risk assessment is carried out by all participants involved in international travel or travel to remote regions of Canada via the Off-Campus Activity Safety Policy, Safety Planning Record which includes:
Participants are directed to register on-line with Embassy: Foreign Affairs Canada