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Safety - Our Credentials

The Adventure Element place great emphasis on safety throughout all of our activities by employing the most experienced, professional and qualified instructors and by using only the highest quality equipment.

We are proud to hold a variety of licences and affiliations which further demonstrate our commitment to your safety and our focus on ensuring we have the highest professional standards. 


Our history of working in the outdoors spans over 25 years. Our staff hold some of the highest outdoor qualifications available in the UK and all follow our simple 3 stage ethos of:

Always our number one priority. We provide experienced staff and our trips use the very best in local
providers. Along side this a thorough recce trip is carried prior to a trip being launched.

It’s hard not to enjoy the experience when all of your fellow adventurers are right there beside you willing you to succeed. Making you laugh at just the right time and encouraging you when you need it.

We know that being on adventures pushes boundaries to a point where you learn so much about yourself. You are capable of more than you expect, and our staff and local partners are there to help you every step of the way. 

 Instructors Qualifications and Experience

All of The Adventure Element staff hold some of the highest of professional qualifications for the outdoors and have exceptional experience. This ensures they are able to strike the perfect balance between safety and letting the our clients have a true adventurous, developmental and fun experience. They can also pass on their expertise to deliver high quality training from direct from personal first hand knowledge.

To find out more aobut our incredible staff follow this link - Our Staff

 Professional Associations

All staff are members of the professional associations for the qualifications that they hold. They are bound by the professional code of conduct of these associations. 
Click on each badge to visit their website.

 Adventure Activities Licensing Service

We are licensed by the Adventure Activities Licensing Service, this is part of the HSE.
Our A.A.L.S. license number is L8495/R1821.

This licence indicates that The Adventure Element Ltd has been inspected by the licensing service with particular attention being paid to our safety management systems with young people, and has been able to demonstrate compliance with nationally accepted standards of good practice in the delivery of adventure activities to young people, with due regard to the benefits and risks of the activity.

We are licensed for Climbing, Trekking and Watersport based activities.

Confirmation of our licence and further details on the licensing scheme can be sort by contacting
AALS on Tel: 029 2075 5715 or by visiting the website

Download AALS Certificate

 Risk Management

All activities are risk assessed and recorded and continually reviewed with appropriate safety measures in place to assist in ensuring your wellbeing. All risk assessments are reviewed annually automatically or after any significant change.

Such changes may be brought about by:

  • Environmental change
  • Personnel changes
  • Client group change
  • Any incident that may occur

All staff are trained and inducted in to company policies and procedures and follow current good practice and company codes of practice.

If you would like to receive a copy of our Risk Assessments or Codes of Practice, please do get in touch. We will happily forward to you a PDF copy for your records.

 Equal Opportunities Policy

The Adventure Element Ltd has a positive attitude towards equal opportunities, focussing on what can be done within the organisation to promote equal opportunities and an inclusive approach for all. We will not tolerate unlawful discrimination based on, for example, ethnic background, culture, religion, disability / health, gender, sexual orientation, age or marital status.

Download the Equal Opportunities Policy

 Safeguarding Policy

The Adventure Element Ltd has a duty of care to safeguard from harm all children or vulnerable adults involved in any of our events and activities. All children and vulnerable adult have a right to protection, and the needs of disabled children and others who may be particularly vulnerable must be taken into account. The Adventure Element Ltd will ensure the safety and protection of all children and vulnerable adult involved in our activities and events through adherence to these Child Protection & Vulnerable Adult guidelines.

A child is defined as a person under the age of 18 (The Children Act 1989). A vulnerable adult is “A person who is, or may be, in need of community care services by reason of mental or other disability, age or illness and who is or may be unable to take care of him or herself,
or unable to protect him or herself against significant harm or exploitation” 

Download Safeguarding Policy


Our insurance, via Activity Industry Mutual (AIM) and covers all activities.

As with any insurance, it is important for you to read through the policy to ensure it is suitable for you and your organisation.

Download Insurance Documents

 Duke of Edinburgh's Award (DofE) Approved Activity Provider

As a DofE Approved Activity Provider (AAP) we have been granted a licence by The Duke of Edinburgh's Award to provide the expedition element of a participants overall award. It has been granted on the quality of our programmes meeting the requirements of the DofE award.

We are proud of our licence and offer DofE expeditions at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels and 3 different modes of transport: Foot, Bike and Boats.

Download our DofE Approved Activity Provider Certificate