As we like to do that extra little bit to ensure the safety of all customers, and to make the process as simple as possible, we have created this section to assist you with completing the necessary paperwork needed for your next ski tour.
SkiBound are committed to providing you with all the help and support required to carry out the process of completing risk assessments as simply and efficiently as possible. Here at SkiBound, qualified staff complete safety audits of the main components within your chosen ski and snowboard tour. The audits cover the accommodation, transportation and après-ski activities to ensure your tour runs as smoothly as possible. Like with all of our auditing processes, our Safety Management System fully complies with the guidelines set out by the School Travel Forum and is externally verified by experts in their field annually. It is designed to make your ski trip safer and risk assessments easier to complete.
Your task as Party Leader is to 'assess the risks' that could relate specifically to your group and to effectively manage these risks through the implementation of your own personalised Risk Assessment document. This will help to identify ways to reduce the highlighted risks and may be required to be completed for your Local Education Authority to approve permission to facilitate your school trip.
We understand assessing the risks of a ski tour involving youths can seem like a mammoth task, but this shouldn’t deter you from giving your students an exciting and safe ski experience. The SkiBound team are on-hand to guide you through the finer details of your tour to ensure its smooth running.
How to complete Your Risk Assessment in 7 steps
• Check for hazards within the accommodation, in resort, on excursions and on your chosen method of transportation
• Identify who may be at risk by the hazard and its impact
• Look at ways the risk caused by the hazard can be controlled
• Record what you found on your risk assessment
• Implement your control measures when enjoying the ski trip with your school
• Enjoy your trip knowing all risks have been effectively managed
• Review your assessment of risks upon your return home
Please note: Use this document to create your own personalised Risk Assessment which will assess the particular risks specific to your group’s individual needs. The variable factors to include may consist of: special needs, disability, medical ailments, allergies, behavioural issues or most commonly the age of your students.
Our downloadable document 'Demystifying Risk Assessment' will help you along the road of completing the necessary paperwork to allow your school ski trip to run without a hitch.
If you do not happen to find what you are looking for in this section, please ask a member of the SkiBound team. You may want to use our affiliation and compliance with the School Travel Forum to reassure your local education authority of our reputability and safety procedures that are fully audited annually.