Celtic Quest Coasteering (CQC) aims to provide stimulating and challenging outdoor experiences for members of the pubic and various organisations. By their very nature outdoor activities take place in potentially hazardous environments. Regulations governing the commercial provision of activities for under eighteen's demands that risk assessment is initiated by the provider as a legal requirement. The management of Health and Safety at Work regulations 1992 made under the 1974 act require employers to:
- Assess the risk of activities
- Introduce measures to control these risks
- Tell their employees about the measures.
Also under Health and safety legislation employees must:
- Take reasonable care of their own and others health and safety
- Co-operate with their employers over safety matters
- Carry out activities in accordance with training and instructions
- Inform the employer of any serious risks
It is our policy to offer a service to our clients that is inclusive of the maximum benefit whilst adhering to a high standard of Health and Safety commitment and professionalism. To this end CQC will ensure so far as is reasonably practical that:
- Activity staff will hold the appropriate NGB awards to lead clients in activities. Where NGB awards are not available the technical advisor will oversee an annual training and assessment programme leading to the guide being deemed professionally competent for that activity
- Staff will be fully conversant with emergency situation provisions.
- Equipment inspections will be carried out at the point of issue and return.
- An equipment maintenance log and formal inspections will be completed.
- Activity leaders are equipped with emergency communication devices (in suitable situations).
- All guides are first aid trained
- Client/supervisor ratios are appropriate for the activities
- Clients are fully equipped to match the demands of each and every activity
- A continuing liaison is maintained between guides, safety advisors and activity specialists
Insurance & Liability
Celtic Quest Coasteering has a comprehensive public liability policy with an Indemnity/ Benefit limit of £5 million. We are happy to provide a copy of our certificate should you need one.
Bookings with Celtic Quest DO NOT include personal travel or accident insurance. Please ask your insurer for details of the necessary cover for taking part in Coasteering. Celtic Quest Coasteering operates under English law.
Supervision of Minors
Adults accompanying a group of children are in loco-parentis and are responsible for the safety and well-being of those children at all times. The adult in charge of a group is responsible for their behaviour. Any behaviour which is unacceptable will not be tolerated, and in some cases the offender may excluded from the session. It is the responsibility of accompanying adults to ensure that children are supervised at all times when the children have "free time".