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Key Adventures Health and Safety Information

Health and Safety Information

Key Adventures provides experiential development and leisure events including adventurous outdoor activities, often in remote locations.

 

It is the nature of adventurous outdoor activities that the level of risk that is encountered by participants may be significantly higher than they might encounter in everyday life; in particular, slips, trips and falls are commonplace and to be expected, as are minor scratches and bruises, and wear and tear caused by the physically demanding activities. We ask all participants to be aware of these heightened risks and to provide such information as they think appropriate to ensure that we provide appropriate support during their activities with Key Adventures.

 

There are many laws and regulations that govern what we do and how we do it;

some require precise adherence and others require that we gain knowledge and expertise and demonstrate good practice.

 

The two critical laws that govern our operations are the Health and Safety at Work, etc Act (1974) and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations (1999). These two pieces of legislation lay out the territory whilst a variety of other pieces of legislation govern specific activities.

 

As part of our health and safety management procedures, we are required to identify and assess the risks that our operation poses to our personnel, to participants and to any other person who might encounter the activities of our business. This risk assessment process is incorporated into our H&S and Operations Policy.

 

The responsibility for the assessment of risk during an event is delegated to the Event Coordinator and, during an activity, to the instructor or technician tasked with running that activity. Each of them is trained to perform dynamic risk assessments, i.e. the continual assessment of risk in real time. In addition, we record and document generic risk assessments for many activities. These generic risk assessment reports can be referred to by any associate prior to their involvement with Key Adventures and they are also made available, on request, for the piece of mind of our participants and clients.

 

All our risk assessment and safety process documents are live documents, i.e. they can be modified at any time according to changes in the level of risk perceived during an activity or as a result of an incident, accident or near miss, whether witnessed or experienced. These documents are not intended to be especially prescriptive and they are intended to enable our personnel to make independent judgments that ensure our clients and anyone that encounters our activities can remain as safe as is reasonable given the nature of the activities.

 

A Selection of our Risk Assessment Reports

Call 07721 906030 for more information about our health and safety policies and practices.