CENTRE 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:
- Working with various external bodies to develop staff training, accreditation and documentation
- Use of EN rated equipment across all height-based activities for our staff and customers
- Ongoing daily, weekly and monthly structure and equipment safety checks
- Independent annual inspections ensuring our site meets European standards
- 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 Adopted European Ropes Course Association standards for training and site safety
- 2019 Development of BH instructor pathways to excellence courses and internships
Independent accreditation and safety verification partner:
- In partnering with Capstone Inspections we are putting ourselves against the far more rigorous and more established European outdoor safety standards.
- What Capstone Inspections say about their industry leading service;
- We are Europe’s leading Inspection Body and provide independent and impartial certified inspections.
- We started out in the early nineties, and during that period we have been involved in building, operating, maintaining and training on ropes courses and adventure parks across the world.
- In 2008 Capstone began to specialise in inspecting ropes courses and adventure parks, bringing our wealth of experience to the world of inspections.
- Capstone prides itself on offering a personable, yet professional service to all its clients and works with builders and operators to certify that they are operating their site safely
Ballyhass Coachford 2018
Check out an action video from the Ballyhass Coachford Aquapark in 2018. We are excited to see how our new centre develops in the future...