Many operators running outdoor activity sessions indoors or outside will require access to technical outdoor expertise and someone who can guide and assist with operations and safety of running a company.
My training and consultancy role involves advising and acting as a technical expert and safety advisor for a range of outdoor adventure and activity organisations within the UK.
- Over 35 years working in the outdoor indusrty
- Managing a 100 bed residential outdoor education centre
- Senior teacher at LEA centres
- Full time instructor at Plas Y Brenin for 5 years
- Vast experience of working with adults and young people
- Wide range is high level NGB qualifications
- Qualified Teacher in outdoor education and scene
- Being involved with a wide range of AALA inspections
I am also a trainer and assessor for a range of Mountain Training and BCA courses. I am well placed in the industry to offer up to date and expert advice, along with reviews of safety systems both written and in action on the ground.
Full details of my experience can be found at quality assurance
Services range from :
- Design and review of risk assessments and operational procedures.
- Training of staff for activities that either have no NGB or staff do not require to gain a full NGB in order to carry out a role at a centre or for an organisation.
- Assessing and signing off staff for competency for either non NGB activities or for staff that are not required to gain a full NGB for a particular activity
- Development of policies and procedures for AALA licensing purposes
- Advising on how to apply for the new AALA license application which came in force April 2020
- Site inspections and safety audits
- Advising school on the implementation and running of D of E
- PPE equipment inspections
Current clients include
- Climbing wall operators
- Outdoor activity centres
- Adventure companies
- Local Education Authority Schools
Activities I currently give expert advice
- Mine exploration
- Tyrolean Traverse
- Climbing indoors and outdoors
- Climbing walls
- Summer and winter walking
- Summer and winter mountaineering
- Gorge scrambling
- Sea Level Traversing
- Schools Duke of Edinburgh
- Improvised raft building
- Low ropes courses / Problem solving events
To discuss how I can assist you and your organisation, and associated costs involved then please do get in touch. My existing clients inform me they have found this approach more customer focused and cost effective.