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 well with a range of people and age groups, to be excellent team players, but also to be willing to step in when necessary. All staff must complete a training and selection process, assessed by our experienced core team. All key operational staff have undertaken training in Off-Site Safety Management.

 

Trips 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 Leaders 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 call.

Previous Risk Assessments can be provided. 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 2 months prior to departure, along with relevant insurance documents. CRED Team Trips will provide support to the School Leader 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.

CRED Safety Management System
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CRED Child Protection Policy
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We utilise the services of Remote Medical Support. RMS provide all of our field staff with a 24-hour additional back-up medical service along with access to specialist trauma counsellors.

We are a partner of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's concept 'Know Before You Go', which offers travel advice for a wide range of travellers and trips

We were the first to introduce satellite tracking as standard on  our expeditions. This means that we always know where our teams are anywhere in the world in real time.

Member of the British Safety Council.

Member of the Expedition Providers Association - an organisation dedicated to expedition safety.

Our expeditions are linked 24-hours a day to the specialist travel doctors at Interhealth.

CRED staff were the first expedition staff to become registered as RLSS National Water Safety Management Programme trainers.

We were one of the first companies in the UK to be awarded the Learning Outside of the Classroom Quality Badge.

All teams carry an Electronic Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) as part of their safety equipment.

Our trips are backed up by 24-hour satellite communication systems.

We utilise the services of Red24 to provide accurate up to the minute security advice to our 24-hour operations room and expedition sites.

The Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System provides real-time alerts about natural disasters around the world and tools to facilitate response coordination, including media monitoring, map catalogues and a Virtual On-Site Operations Coordination Centre.

We subscribe to the services of the Centres for Disease Control (CDC) to ensure our expeditions are informed of any medical issues in-country in real time.

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.

Our 24 hour operations room is linked to the Global Incident Map, providing up to the minute global security and safety news 24 hours a day.

We subscribe to the NGO Security Database of the Humanitarian Innovation Fund.

We work closely with Risk Lifesigns to ensure that our teams remain alert to possible security issues.

CRED Team Trips

The Kiln. Grange Road

Tongham. Surrey. GU10 1DJ

Tel: +44 (0)1483 810785

info@credteamtrips.co.uk

 

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