Safety & Accreditation
Bendrigg Trust are specialist providers of outdoor activities for those with disabilities and are a leader in our field. We believe in the benefits of adventure and learning to manage risk. Everyone’s wellbeing is paramount in everything we do. We have in place a full set of safe operating procedures and risk/benefit analyses for all the activities undertaken by visiting groups.
These are updated whenever necessary and all documents reviewed on an annual basis. These documents are available in the Bendrigg office for viewing at any time. As this document is under constant review, it is not available to download but a summary can be downloaded here.
Bendrigg Trust has public liability insurance for up to £10,000,000 and a copy of our Certificate of Liability can be downloaded here.
We are in the process of uploading our policy and safety documents to the website, such as our Safeguarding policy and Volunteer policy. These can be found on the downloads page.
We are inspected on a biennial basis by the Adventure Activities Licensing Service and our current licence to operate is number: L8732/R0314.
Bendrigg Trust is one of the first Outdoor Education Centres in the UK to be awarded the AHOEC GOLD standard badge. This also entitles Bendrigg to display both the ‘Learning outside the Classroom’ and the ‘Adventuremark’ badges. The AHOEC GOLD standard is awarded for excellent standards of safety and quality in all areas of its provision.
Alongside our own disability provision, our staff also run consultancy and training services for other professionals looking to make their own provision more inclusive and are regarded experts in our field.