CULTURE OF SAFETY AND RISK MANAGEMENT.
Our culture of safety reflects our commitment to risk management and careful attention to each detail in the planning of our programs.
Risks are inherent on any outdoor or international program. Managing and mitigating these risks are of paramount importance to the Perspective Team and on any Perspective programme. It is one of our top priorities. We want to create an atmosphere where we can allow our students to stretch their limits within our acceptable risk tolerance. Risk management is taught and practiced throughout every course, and students play integral roles in our commitment to risk management. We strive to provide programs that are carefully designed, examined, and run with risk management at the forefront of our minds.
We work hard to provide a well-planned, quality experience for our students. This is a direct reflection of our well-designed courses, outfitter selection, and our low student to staff ratio. We use only the finest outfitters and guide services for technical activities, such as rock climbing, kayaking, sailing or backcountry hiking and camping . We monitor and evaluate the risks of each trip and make managing these risks a year-round responsibility. We invest time and resources into our overall Risk Management Plan and strive to keep up-to-date with industry standards related to risk management and hold regular meetings with our Risk Management team to collaborate on these important practices.
Our leaders are integral to running a well-managed trip. Prior to the start of our programs, our trip leaders participate in an intensive training where policies and procedures are discussed as well as tactics for respecting and evaluating risks. All of our leaders are certified in Pre Hospital Emergency Care or hold Paramedic qualifications. Our leaders always carry an extensive first aid kit and are familiar with the emergency safety support systems in the areas we travel. Our leaders’ goal is to teach each participant that responsible behavior, good judgment, and a concern for group safety are the most valuable commodities in the outdoors.
Please call us to discuss our risk management in more detail if you have any questions.