Did you know that some significant changes are underway in the outdoor adventure activity sector in Ireland? A new Adventure Activities Registration Scheme for Ireland could be introduced as early as 2015, requiring most outdoor activity providers in Ireland to comply with national safety standards for adventure activities. We caught up with adventure activities health and safety expert David Butler to find out more.
If you found yourself defending a personal injury claim following an incident in the outdoors, do you know what evidence would be required? Christopher Roberts is Outdoor Education Development Office at Dare Valley Country Park in Rhondda Cynon-Taff, South Wales. In our latest interview, Christopher explains what happened when he faced a public liability after an incident at his centre, back in July 2012.
Papertrail user Juliet Parker-Smith is Head of Trewern Outdoor Centre, a residential facility in Wales owned by the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. The team at Trewern deliver outdoor activities and curricular work for schools, as well as training courses and activities for adults and private groups. We talked to Juliet about her work at the centre over the past eighteen years, and specifically about how she has transformed Trewern in the face of severe financial pressures and cuts.
James Whittaker is a Director at Channel Training Ltd, a specialist provider of government funded training and professional development for the outdoors industry. With over twenty years’ experience in adventurous activities and outdoor education, James has some great insight and thoughts which he was kind enough to share with Papertrail. We caught up with James for a chat about safety management and Channel Training’s work with apprenticeships in the outdoors.