Thurston Outdoor Education Centre

Safety policies and procedures

At Thurston Outdoor Education Centre, safety is our top priority.

Thurston holds an AALA Licence (Provider Reference R0572), LOTC Quality Badge, Adventuremark, and AHOEC Gold Standard. All staff are highly qualified and hold relevant outdoor qualifications

If you have any questions about our policies or procedures, please get in touch.


Emergencies and planning

Emergency procedures

First aid arrangements

Fire policy

Planning for extreme situations


Maintenance and repairs

Maintenance policy

Repairs and breakages procedure


Behaviour

Internet use policy

Guidelines for group leaders - acceptable group behaviour

Behaviour policy


Child protection

Child protection policy


Medication

Administration of medication policy


Activity policies

Bushcraft and wilderness skills

Blast Off

Camping, huts, bothies and bivouacking

Climbing wall

Climbing and abseiling - Thurston Trees

Climbing, abseiling - outdoors policy

Low ropes course

Mine exploration

Mountain walking

Mountain biking

Orienteering

Problem solving

Unaccompanied activities

Blue green algae (HABs)

Drascombe Longboats

Ghyll scrambling

Paddlesport

Powerboating

Raft building policy

Sea level traversing

Whaler rowing

The Dell (bush and fire craft)

Night Line


Risk assessments

We carry out detailed risk assessments for all our activities and buildings.

Risk assessment summary

Generic outdoor activity risk assessment

Drinks room risk assessment

Minibus risk assessment

Main house risk assessment

Dining room risk assessment

Barn risk assessment

Grounds risk assessment

Norovirus risk assessment

Ticks risk assessment

Tractor risk assessment

Kitchen risk assessment

Maintenance risk assessment

Housekeeping risk assessment

Blast Off risk assessment

Bushcraft and wilderness skills risk assessment

Camping, bothies, bivouacking risk assessment

Climbing wall risk assessment

Climbing and abseiling (Thurston Trees) risk assessment

Climbing and abseiling (outdoors) risk assessment

Low ropes course risk assessment

Mine exploration risk assessment

Winter mountain walking risk assessment

Mountain walking risk assessment

Mountain biking risk assessment

Orienteering risk assessment

Problem solving risk assessment

Unaccompanied activities risk assessment

Nightline risk assessment

The Dell risk assessment

Blue green algae (HABs) risk assessment

Dinghy sailing risk assessment

Drascombe longboats risk assessment

Ghyll scrambling risk assessment

Stand up paddleboarding risk assessment

Paddlesport (no moving water) risk assessment

Paddlesport (moving water) risk assessment

Paddlesport (estuary) risk assessment

Jetty jumping and swimming risk assessment

Raft building risk assessment

Sea level traversing risk assessment

Whaler rowing risk assessment