Case Study: High Sports Climbing Walls

High Sports - a person using a climbing wall

With over 20 state-of-the-art climbing walls at some of the UK’s most outstanding leisure facilities, High Sports Group are at the forefront of climbing wall and leisure centre development. We recently caught up with High Sports Business Manager Rachel Perry, who told us how Papertrail has made a difference to their organisation.

Continue Reading…

Health & Safety Record Keeping: Interview with Llangollen Outdoors

Josh O’Brien is a manager at Llangollen Outdoors, a busy activity centre in North Wales which caters for up to 15,000 adventure-seekers each year. The centre offers a range of products including activity programs, rescue and emergency service training programs, corporate events and experience activities –  we caught up with Josh to find out more about his work at the centre, and to ask his thoughts on using Papertrail’s web-based safety management system for their health and safety record keeping.

Continue Reading…

Adventure Activities Registration Scheme for Ireland: What’s the Plan? Interview with Adventure Safety Ireland

Adventure Activities Licensing Scheme for Ireland

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.

Continue Reading…

Defending Personal Injury Claims in the Outdoors: What Evidence is Required?

Papertrail.io

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.

Continue Reading…

Trewern Outdoor Centre Interview: Surviving and Thriving with Juliet Parker-Smith

A group of pupils at Trewern, on the Papertrail blog

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.

Continue Reading…

Channel Training Interview: A Perspective on Safety Management & Apprenticeships in the Outdoors

Channel Training Interview on the Papertrail.io Blog

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.

Continue Reading…