No harm to people and the environment
Personal well-being and safety is our top priority when delivering our outdoor activities. Field-based activities, by their very nature especially in remote regions pose certain Health, Safety, Security and Environmental (HSSE) risks. These risks have been recognised and managed to As Low As Reasonably Practicable (ALARP) and documented with a Course Safety Plan specific to each locality and activity.
The Course Safety Plan comprises of two parts i) Course Risk Assessment and ii) Journey Management Plan that covers risk assessments and mitigations, travel-safe plans, medical emergency response and incident reporting for field activities and whilst journeying, respectively.
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 Chalk Newton designated Safety Officer conducts a structured risk assessment for every course and prepares the Course Safety Plan focusing on risk mitigation to ALARP. The Safety Officer 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 Safety Officer shall be trained in outdoor first aid.
An office-based Trip Coordinator provides a central focal point for incident and contact management.