Health & Safety

The safety and security of your group is the most important responsibility we have. Ski Adaptable is fully committed to ensuring the very best standards of safety and financial security.

 

Safety Management System

Our Safety Management System (SMS) details Ski Adaptable’s on-going commitment to the management of safety on all of our tours, and defines the safety systems currently in place within our business. This document covers all aspects of our tours and includes regular audits covering accommodation, transport, pre tour information, tour evaluation, emergency procedures and training. A full copy of our safety management system can be sent on request.

 

Our Coaches

Ski Adaptable use a range of British coach operators all selected at the beginning of each season on a range of criteria including experience, reliability, vehicle quality and driver suitability. An individual SMS audit is carried out for all companies on an annual basis ensuring that all vehicles are serviced regularly and that all relevant documentation is in place as detailed in our SMS.

 

Accommodation

Ski Adaptable hand pick properties in our ski resorts for school and college groups. All properties are chosen based on a range of criteria including standard, location and of course health and safety.  An accommodation audit is carried out at each accommodation offered. This audit covers all relevant health and safety matters including security, fire safety and hygiene. Copies of these audits are available on request and full details are detailed in our SMS.

 

Inspection visits

There is no replacement for seeing something. That is why Ski Adaptable offer all group leaders (with a confirmed booking) the opportunity to visit their selected resort and accommodation. We offer two night’s accommodation on bed & breakfast basis for two people sharing a twin room.

 

Winter Sports Travel & Medical Insurance Cover

Included in your price is fully tailored winter sports travel insurance and full medical cover (unless you choose not to take it).

This means each member of your group is covered for up to £5million Medical Expenses, £2million Personal Liability, Ski Breakage Cover, in addition to a £5million Organisers Liability. A full summary of your insurance cover will be provided with your quotation.

 

Support Before you Depart

Your Ski Trip Consultant will be your single point of contact during the booking and operational process. They will be able to assist throughout the process before you depart. We can even assist in promotion of your trip with a Launch Pack.

In addition, approximately 4 weeks prior to departure, you will receive your Group Leader Ski Pack containing an abundance of information for your forthcoming ski trip. We will also email you a copy of the ‘Before You Go – Ski Pack’ to help your students get the most out of their time on the slopes in a safe manner.

 

In Resort Support

In all resorts Ski Adaptable offer support from one of our resort representatives who are available to assist our groups with any local issues you may have.  All groups will be met on arrival and will be assisted with the allocation of all relevant ski equipment and ski passes. Contact details will be listed in your final tour itinerary.

 

Safety on the Slopes

Skiing is exciting particularly for your pupils, however basic safety on the slopes is essential to a successful trip. To help your pupils, we will email you a copy of our ‘Before You Go – Ski Pack’ which gives details of how to stay safe on the slopes.

Did you know: We include helmets on all of our school ski trips as standard.

 

24 Hour Support

All group leaders have access to a 24 hour emergency contact number for the duration of their tour. Our 24 hour emergency line is staffed at all times by one of our trained, experienced tour managers ensuring the best possible support at all times. All tour managers responsible for emergency contact receive annual training and will have access to all the relevant tour details. The 24 hour emergency contact details will be listed in your final tour itinerary.

Your Ski Trip Consultant will be your single point of contact during the booking and operational process. They will be able to assist throughout the process before you depart. We can even assist in promotion of your trip with a Launch Pack.

In addition, approximately 3 weeks prior to departure, you will receive your Group Leader Ski Pack containing an abundance of information for your forthcoming trip. We will also email you a copy of the ‘Before You Go – Ski Pack’ to help your students get the most out of their time on the slopes in a safe manner.

 

Public Liability Insurance

In line with all local authority regulation, Ski Adaptable has full public liability cover, up to the value of £5million. This not only gives peace of mind, but also ensures we comply with local and national government regulations for public liability insurance cover. Please speak to your Ski Tri Consultant who will be happy to send further details if required.

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