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SAFETY FIRST

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Our ventures have always been of the very highest standard, and we are continually looking to improve those standards in order to ensure we are able to work closely with you to deliver the venture that suits the needs of your group. We are very proud of our safety record and the satisfaction of our clients.


Africa Wild Trails has committed to an independent assessment of all operations.


BS 8848 Corporate Compliance

Africa Wild Trails is BS 8848 compliant:

Following this assessment by the Adventure Activity Associates, we are very pleased to say that all Africa Wild Trails operations are BS 8848 compliant, meeting the high standards required by the British Standard for organised and managed ventures, fieldwork, expeditions and adventurous activities outside the UK.


This award highlights our commitment to putting safety first in all aspects of our work.

BS8848 2014 is published by BSI Standards Limited, under license from the British Standards Institution, and came into effect on 31st March 2014.


The consumers guide to BS8848 2014 can be obtained here:

https://www.bsigroup.com/LocalFiles/en-GB/consumer-guides/resources/BSI-Consumer-Brochure-Adventurous-Activities-UK-EN.pdf


Expedition Providers Association (EPA)

Africa Wild Trails is a full member of the EPA:

The Expedition Providers Association is the only awarding body of the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom’s Quality Badge (LOtC QB) for overseas expeditions.


To be a full member represents, by independent inspection, proof of Quality and Safety across Africa Wild Trails operations. This differs and is justifiably more robust than all other LOtC QB accreditations.

By choosing an EPA member for your venture, you can be confident that they have been assessed against BS 8848 and that full members hold the LOtC Quality Badge for overseas expeditions.


Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge (LOtC QB)

Africa Wild Trails holds the LOtC Quality Badge:


The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom (CLOtC) is the managing and overall awarding body for the Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Quality Badge, which recognises providers offering good quality learning outside the classroom and managing risk effectively and is a nationally recognised indicator of good quality educational provision.


The LOtC Quality Badge is the only national award combining the essential elements of provision – learning and safety – into a trusted accreditation scheme for all types of learning outside the classroom provider.


The Department for Education guidance on Health & Safety on educational visits recommends that schools look for the LOtC Quality Badge when choosing external providers of educational visits.






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