Our long-standing reputation for safety is one of the most often-stated reasons for using The Outward Bound. We are referenced in our sector as the most experienced in our field. We pride ourselves on this and take our responsibilities seriously. Parents, young people, governors, head teachers, businesses and specialist advisors all demand the highest standards of safety and we recognise the importance of this.


Below you will find information on specific aspects of how we manage our health and safety:

The management of safety and risk in the outdoors ultimately involves the judgement of staff and this is supported through documentation and formal/informal meetings and discussions. Staff are required to keep up to date, understand, participate in and follow specified systems and rules.

Documentation includes:

  • Safety Rules and Risk¬†Assessments
  • Safety Working Procedures and Policies
  • Periodic Safety Memos and Notices
  • Passing Out (authorisation to undertake specific activities)
  • Incident Management
  • Handbook of Child Protection and Social Behaviour.