Safety and Risk Management

We endeavour to provide a safe but challenging environment for our participants. We believe that people grow and learn by taking a controlled level of risk in the outdoor learning environment.

At Outward Bound, we take safety seriously.

As leaders in the Outdoor education field, we have developed, over 60 years, a comprehensive risk management system. Our safety record is outstanding. We expect this will remain so due to robust policies, responsible management and continuous improvement. We encourage parents and participants to familiarise themselves with the Risk Management Policy.

As leaders in the Outdoor education field, we have developed a comprehensive risk management system which includes:
Procedures
Policies and procedures for the safe running and management of programs in line with the Australian Adventure Activity standards.
Audits
Conducting annual internal audits, bi-annual external audits, staff appraisals, staff training and bi-monthly safety reviews.
Documentation
A comprehensive incident and near-miss database (one of the best in the business), which allows us to track trends and work towards reducing the likelihood of accidents.
Management
A dedicated coordinator responsible for our Safety and Risk.
Management
A dedicated coordinator responsible for our Safety and Risk.
Coordination
A coordinated risk management plan that includes hiring procedures, written field operational standards and guidelines, operational training, program structure, reflection, evaluation and organisational culture.
Coordination
A coordinated risk management plan that includes hiring procedures, written field operational standards and guidelines, operational training, program structure, reflection, evaluation and organisational culture.

Operational Risk Management Policy

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