An element of identified risk is manageable. An elephant of risk is not!
RAW Adventures strongly believes that concerns over safety and well-being of young people in the outdoors should not stop them being able to access, learn about and enjoy our wild country and open spaces. We firstly develop the skills of identifying risk and we can then take steps to manage it accordingly. We can assist in understanding the processes required to make sure you run your own outdoor activities safely and efficiently.
Do you need some support and guidance to run your own DofE Expedition section within your school or organisation? Are you responsible for off-site visits and educational trips? Do you wonder if you’re going through the correct procedures and would like to learn more about them?
We can provide a comprehensive service offering practical advice and support relating to the following principles of running outdoor activities:
- Understanding and formulating aims and objectives
- Conducting site visits and recces and what to look for
- Recording observations and written Risk Assessments
- Equipment selection, use, storage and maintenance records
- Working with young people and styles of training and supervision
- Thinking through and recording Emergency Procedure plans
- Appraising current paperwork or introducing new templates and procedures
- Any elements applicable to your particular organisation
Costs for the above consulting services are based on location, time input and group sizes – please contact us for a specific quote.
RAW Adventures also fully believe that a successful Expedition section programme relies on excellent training input from DofE Leaders and Supervisors...right from the start at Bronze level. We are keen to share ideas on how best to deliver training of the nine elements of the Expedition Training Framework with appropriate staff and we call this process, ‘Train the Trainers’.
These skills sessions are normally run over a weekend at a location to suit your staff team and will assist in developing confidence in the following areas:
- Identifying aims and objectives for skills sessions
- Preparation of session plans and hints on practical input
- Consolidation and improvement in personal skills for Leaders / Supervisors
- Support for staff working towards relevant NGB qualifications (e.g. Mountain Leader Award)
- Conveying technical knowledge about kit and equipment and promoting learning
- Lots of helpful hints and tips to pass on to teams, based on personal experiences