DELIVERING SAFE PROVISION AND SERVICES

The City of Edinburgh Council manages health and safety and welfare in a way that

  • Takes all reasonable steps to protect the health and safety and well-being of our employees, third parties. Including third parties such as members of the public, contractors, service users and pupils
  • Demonstrates our commitment to improving our health and safety performance
  • Compliant with health and safety statutory and regulatory requirements, and all relevant approved codes of practice and guidance. 

The City of Edinburgh Council is committed to planning and delivering safe and outstanding Outdoor Learning. Our outdoor centres at Bangholm, Benmore and Lagganlia, provide safe and high-quality instruction, resources and experiences across a wide range of activities, mainly in remote and wild locations.

Here you will find key safety resources and alerts to support planning and conduct when organising and delivering safe and stimulating Outdoor Learning.


LATEST SAFETY ALERTS


HEALTH AND SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS

The Curriculum for Excellence Through Outdoor Learning document provides a useful summary of health and safety considerations. Explore City of Edinburgh excursions.


RISK ASSESSMENT

Our activities are carefully risk assessed and regularly reviewed by our highly qualified Instructors and Operations Managers.  If you require specific risk assessments for any of our Outdoor Centres please contact the relevant centre.   

SAMPLE RISK ASSESSMENTS 

We have provided some sample risk assessments to support excursion planning. These are generic examples and should be adapted accordingly.


ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES LICENSING

Licensing aims to ensure that activity providers follow good safety management practices.

The Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (AALA) is currently sponsored by the Department for Work and Pensions. The Health and Safety Executive is currently designed as the AALA.

Each of our outdoor centres holds a licence and are assessed each year externally.

Benmore Outdoor Centre
Licence No: L13804
Activities Covered

Bangholm Outdoor Centre
Licence No: L13715
Activities Covered

Lagganlia Outdoor Centre
Licence No: L13881
Activities Covered

Find out more about licensing via http://www.hse.gov.uk/aala/ 

Search for a licence at http://www.aals.org.uk/aals/provider_search.php

The City of Edinburgh Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting and protecting the welfare of everyone. Our staff undertake significant training, including our Outdoor Learning instructors achieving National Governing Body qualifications. We invest in our workforce and their development and avoid relying on just in-house training. Our vast range of adventurous activity requires the highest standard of training and safety systems. 

CONTACTS

Bangholm

Cliff Smith
Outdoor Learning Development Officer

Bangholm Outdoor Centre
23 Craighall Gardens
Edinburgh
EH6 4RJ
0131 551 4368 | 07748 703 515