A Matter of Safety
Our outdoor staff are qualified and experienced outdoor educators who are committed to the highest standards of risk management and professionalism on our outdoor programmes.
Our Team are trained in the activities we offer and are familiar with the sites, partners and external providers we use. We are guided by our standard operating procedures and risk management policies.
Every member of staff we hire must provide a valid police check (DBS Check or equivalent) to work at The Howling Gibbon. We also have a detailed Child Protection Policy in place, designed to safeguard participants on our programmes.
In addition, we have Duck and Cover and Fire Emergency policies in place which outline our emergency procedures. Regular drills are practiced to ensure our staff are prepared to manage emergency incidents and we brief all participants about our emergency protocols on arrival to our outdoor centre.
Our onsite emergency equipment (such as fire extinguishers) and alarm systems (including fire alarms) are also regularly checked by our Maintenance Crew to make sure they are fully functioning.
We provide compulsory personal accident insurance to cover all participants on our outdoor programmes and we carefully risk assess the activities we offer to international standards.
We also vet our partners and external providers carefully to ensure that they have appropriate measures in place to manage risk and maintain a professional operation.
Our hired drivers are trusted partners with a strong safety record and well-maintained vehicles. Our policy is that hired transport must have fully functioning seat belts for every participant for every journey. We do not use songteaws or tuk tuks to transport participants on our programmes.
In addition, we recommend that staff accompanying visiting groups for residentials carry out a pre-trip survey of our site and facilities prior to arrival and meet our awesome Team!
If you have any questions about our risk management procedures, please feel free to contact us for more info.