Activity safety management
We are an established and experienced course provider for Mountain Training, the UK's national governing body for climbing and mountain activities. We provide various qualification courses such as the Climbing Wall Instructor, Climbing Wall Development Instructor, Mountain Leader and Lowland Leader qualifications. We also oversee and manage our own Duke of Edinburgh expeditions, from Bronze to Gold.
My roles have involved offering varied technical expertise. From a college outdoor department, operating nationally and internationally, to being the Head of Centre, and DofE Manager for a local authority outdoor education centre. Managing safety in varied activity settings and contexts has, and still is part of my regular work.
These roles held significant responsibility and accountability and included line managing instructional staff teams, overseeing and approving all school DofE expeditions, NICAS scheme levels 1-4, the development of staff training schemes, session observations, and the writing of supporting documents for instructional staff. In all my roles, a culture of safety has been created, allowing all those involved in activities to participate as safely as is reasonably practicable.
Many schools and organisations have their own climbing walls, deliver the Duke of Edinburgh Scheme or wish to deliver activities where external technical expertise may, or should be sought. We work with various organisations and have delivered either NGB courses, or developed in house site specific training for staff if deemed appropriate.
We always aim to deliver an accurate and quality service, after first listening to and discussing your exact requirements.
Importantly we "know what we don't know", and specialise in climbing (indoor and out), some high ropes courses and walking activities.
We would be happy to discuss your activity safety management needs, with a few common examples below:
site specific staff training and assessments;
CPD days, refresher training;
NGB courses tailored to suit your organisation’s diaries;
supporting documentation, risk benefit analysis, operating procedures, staff training programmes.
We currently work with the following clients:
Hilltop Outdoor Centre;
Cambridgeshire County Council;
Rainbow Rocket Bouldering Centre;
Adventure Dolphin Pangbourne;
As with all of our bookings, please feel free to contact us so we can discuss exactly what you may need.