No Harm to People and the Environment
Field-based activities, by their very nature especially in remote regions pose certain Health, Safety, Security and Environmental (HSSE) risks.
These have been recognised and managed to As Low As Reasonably Practicable (ALARP) and documented with a Course Safety Plan (CSP) specific to each locality and activity.
The CSP is a combination of a Course Risk Assessment (CRA) and Journey Management Plan (JMP) that covers risk assessments and mitigations, travel-safe plans, medical emergency response and incident reporting.
The detail in each plan is driven by the risks and complexities of each trip such as environment, party size, party participants, local factors and resources.
The Trip Leader conducts a structured risk assessment for every course and prepares the CSP focusing on risk mitigation to ALARP. The Trip Leader will have overall responsibility for HSSE matters in the field and give a safety briefing each day to discuss site-specific HSSE aspects of each location. The Trip Leader is a trained first-aider and holds an outdoor first aid certificate.
An office-based Trip Coordinator provides a central focal point for incident and contact management.