Booking terms and your safety

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We ask anyone booking one of our courses to ensure they have read, understood and agreed to both our Participation Statement & Safety Policy.

Safety Policy

Part of what we do is to help educate our people to the risks involved in outdoor activities and make them aware of the processes we use to manage risk.  However, it is also important to understand that we can’t remove all risk to clients, instructors or people around us. 

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) identity four ways to demonstrate the competence of leaders.  They should hold the relevant national qualification (NGB) or hold an equivalent qualification. Alternatively, they may have received appropriate in-house training or be competent through experience.  When Tinkadventures employs freelance staff we ensure that activities are run by holders of appropriate NGB awards. 

We hold Public Liability Insurance. Our freelance instructors either hold individual Public Liability Insurance or, in some situations, are covered under our policy.  Clients are recommended to take out personal accident and cancellation insurance.  

We ask clients (or parents/guardians booking for under 18’s) to carefully consider whether the activities suit their needs, expectations and capabilities.  It is also essential that participants actions conform to any safety guidance and that any distress caused during or resulting from the activity is drawn to the attention of the activity leader. 

Participation Statement

When activities becomes predictable and absolutely safe, they cease to be as exciting.  They also cease, by definition, to be an adventure.  Adventures have an uncertain outcome and will carry some risks.

Going into mountain areas is hazardous, and, when adventurous activities are added, the hazards are inevitably increased. Anyone considering taking part in a course or expedition needs to consider this very seriously. They must both take responsibility for their participation and acknowledge and accept these risks. 

The British Mountaineering Council (BMC) acts on behalf of walkers, climbers and mountaineers in the UK. It offers the following participation statement that we ask you to agree to:

“The BMC recognises that climbing, hill walking and mountaineering are activities with a danger of personal injury or death. Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement.”

Thanks for reading our Participation Statement & Safety Policy. When completing your booking form you will be asked to clarify that you have read, understood and agreed to them.

Please read our acknowledgement of risk:

We actively manage the safety of our operations in a number of ways:

  •  Regular reviews of formal Risk Assessments for all our activities to ensure they are relevant and include current good practice
  •  Consistently conducting dynamic Risk Assessments on events and not being afraid of changing plans if conditions or situations dictate
  •  Careful selection of experienced staff, holding nationally and internationally recognised outdoor awards and qualifications. Staff will be current in their Continued Professional Development and ideally members of the Mountain Training AssociationAssociation of Mountaineering Instructors or other professional associations
  •  We request and provide detailed information to both clients and Mountain Leader staff to ensure all parties are well informed prior to joining an event
  •  Asking for and acting upon any feedback given by clients and staff, especially regarding safety matters
  •  Choosing industry recommended providers for insurance and legal advice
  •  We are committed to our own improvement and learning within the industry and take regular steps to refresh skills, embark on new training and Continued Professional Development (CPD)

Terms and Conditions

When you book a course with us you are accepting our booking terms and conditions: