Cantre Safety - We take it very seriously.
Centre and site safety is of paramount importance to us here at Ballyhass Adventure Group.
Leading the way:
Ballyhass Adventure group is leading the way by shaping 5 pillars of safety in the outdoor industry:
- Developing Staff training courses, documentation and expertise pathways
- Use of best in class equipment products for our staff and customers
- Ongoing daily, weekly and safety checks and processes
- Independent accreditation and safety verification
- Evolving safety processes and learning feedback loops
With these steps Ballyhass Adventure Group can and will pave the way for a safer outdoor industry in Ireland.
We are in our second decade of delivering outdoor adventure activities:
Key safety milestones in recent years:
- 2015 Year 1 of our Scholarship training program, a part of our staff hiring program
- 2016 Selecting an Independent accreditation and safety verification partner
- 2017 Development of comprehensive trainee course logbook and assessment for all staff
- 2018 Child ethics and good practice, safeguarding level 1 & 2 courses incorporated into annualised staff training
- 2019 Development of BH intructor pathways to excellence courses and internships
Independent accreditation and safety verification partner:
In partnering with VLM we are pitting ourselves against the far more rigorous and more established European outdoor safety standards.
What VLM Adventure Consultants say about their Technical Advisor services;
VLM Adventure Consultants provide adventure sports consultancy services throughout the UK, Europe and Asia. We undertake technical advisor consultancy for schools and outdoor centres. This includes advice and work on residential trips, outdoor activities and training as well as facilities management e.g. climbing walls and ropes courses.
Nominated Technical Advisors
Working as Nominated Technical Advisors to produce Standard Operating Procedures, Risk Assessments and Control Measures for outdoor activity work with young persons.
PPE & FPE Inspectors and Advisory Service
VLM provide an inspection service for Fall Protection Equipment and other Personal Protection Equipment within the Adventure Sports sector. This can include climbing wall and ropes course equipment and watersports equipment.