CRED Team Trips (Adventure Lifesigns Limited) takes the Health and Safety of its staff and volunteers extremely seriously. As a founding member of the Expedition Providers Association we were instrumental in helping to create the LOtC Overseas Expedition Quality Badge and have been independently assessed by the Adventure Activity Associates. The LOtC Quality Badge covers the preparation and execution of adventurous activities abroad so that the level of risk included is reasonable and acceptable. Our Chief Executive is the current Chair of the Expedition Providers Association.
Our staff are individually selected to lead groups overseas. Selection of staff is based on many factors, including both hard and soft skills. We select our staff for their ability to communicate with groups and be fun people to have around! All staff must complete an arduous training and selection process, assessed by our experienced core team of instructors. All key operational staff have undertaken training in Off-Site Safety Management.
Expeditions are equipped with a Satellite Telephone, Personal Locator Beacon, Satellite Tracking Beacon and a Global Positioning System Handset (GPS). As well as having advanced remote medical qualifications, our staff are linked to a 24-hour “teli-medical” system with UK doctors on-call 24-hours a day.
Our Operations Room is active 24-hours a day, whilst groups are overseas. With our team of highly qualified incident managers on alert to coordinate rescue work.
Previous Risk Assessments can be provided at the earliest possible opportunity. A provisional Risk Assessment and Safety Management System pack will be provided 6-12 months prior to the trip. A final Risk Assessment and SMT Pack will be provided 3 months prior to departure, along with relevant insurance documents. CRED will provide support to the School Contact in providing necessary information to Local Authorities as required.
Copies of our policies, e.g. Safeguarding, Equality and Diversity, Health and Safety etc, are available upon request.
We are listed on the UKRLP as a verified UK learning provider. As a UKRLP provider, CRED has been verified and allocated a UK Provider Reference Number. The UK Register of Learning Providers (UKRLP) is a Managing Information Across Partners project led by the Department for Education and Skills allowing the sharing of information between Government Departments and learning providers.