Safety and Risk Management
OutBeyond provides learning opportunities beyond the walls of the classroom but never at the expense of safety.Request a Quick Quote
OutBeyond provides learning opportunities beyond the walls of the classroom but never at the expense of safety.
Safety is not a checklist, it's a culture.
Camps and outdoor experiences are an important and enjoyable part of school life. Far away from the walls of the daily classroom routine, teachers and students have the opportunity to engage in life changing experiences to develop new skills. OutBeyond provides learning opportunities beyond the walls of classroom but never at the expense of safety.
At OutBeyond, safety is the most important aspect of our programs. Safety is not a checklist, safety is a culture, and through stringent training of our staff, strict policies around planning and risk management, and consultation with industry experts our programs have been designed with safety at the forefront of everything that we do.
Outdoor camp programs in general are by their very nature risky activities, in particular those involving adventure activities, entail a very high degree of risk, however it is through involvement in these inherently risky activities that young people learn valuable life lessons.
Whilst we cannot eliminate risk, the goal is to strike a balance between acceptable risks, those with clear educational benefits which may be managed or controlled through risk management, and unacceptable risks, which should wherever possible be eliminated.
All of our activities are conducted in a manner that ensures that activity instructors, school staff, and program participants are exposed to the most minimum risk possible.
Students & teachers participating in an OutBeyond program receive hands-on training from OutBeyond staff at your school. Training can range from a few hours to a few days and is tailored and relevant to the program experiences, duration and location.
Coupled with learning activities, OutBeyond training sessions will give all stakeholders an understanding of risk management procedures, the varying natural or urban environments that they will be travelling through and what activities will be undertaken as a part of the itinerary.
OutBeyond tailors specific safety systems and weather contingency procedures for individual programs and destinations.
OutBeyond has developed a culture of safety through adherence to strict policies and procedures, encouraging open discussion on safety and actively engaging with OutBeyond program stakeholders and participants.
We encourage that school staff rely on administrative support from our team during the planning stages and engagement of school council or school leadership in relation to risk management pertaining to the program.
At OutBeyond safety is not a checklist' it's our culture. Our leaders are selected and trained to facilitate all elements of our programs with an emphasis on safety, risk assessment and group management.
Every program OutBeyond runs is lead by an OutBeyond leader who is an Australian Qualified Teacher or Outdoor Educator. Our leaders are experienced in practising Outdoor Education, First Aid, Surf Life Saving, international travel and youth development.
Our leadership group has delivered outdoor activities and programs to more than 25,000 students worldwide.
Every location is unique and when required OutBeyond leaders and program coordinators will utilise communications systems such as satellite phones, GPS tracking devices, EPIRBs, mobile phones, and radio systems to ensure we can monitor and effectively communicate with OutBeyond programs in real time.
Every program includes an OutBeyond Program Coordinator offering 24 hour standby cover and support, with dedicated 4WD vehicles ready to respond to any situation.
OutBeyond was awarded a Silver Award in the category of Specialised Tourism Services, a service or product that Integrates with other tourism products to enhance the visitor experience, OR; Directly provides a service or product to the visitor that enhances their visitor experience.
The Australian Tourism Accreditation certifies tourism businesses that meet specific quality assurance criteria ensuring they are committed to exceeding consumer expectations with great customer service and the highest standards of business practice. All quality tourism accredited businesses undertake regular onsite audits to ensure compliance.
The distinctive QTAB brandmark provides visitors and participants with an assurance that the tourism business has a proven commitment to the highest quality of service and business procedures.
OutBeyond is a member of the Australian Camps Association, the peak body for residential camps and activity providers in Australia.
OutBeyond is a recognised Duke of Ed Employer and a Licensed Operator of providing Duke of Edinburgh programs to schools and individual students.
OutBeyond is licensed tour operator with Parks Victoria. As the State wide peak body for our National Parks, Parks Victoria govern all National Parks and as an operator in these parks where must adhere to strict rules and regulations set by Parks Victoria.
We are committed to protecting the outdoors by teaching and inspiring people to enjoy it responsibly. We are endorsed by LNT to provide education programs on the environment and outdoor ethics.
OutBeyond is a member of the International Camping Fellowship (ICF) as a key contributor to camping and camp programs on an international level.
OutBeyond is an accredited provider of nature based education programs and outdoor education programs with Parks Victoria,
OutBeyond has been identified and endorsed as an influential provider of International Education products and services to schools, universities and training colleges.
OutBeyond is an accredited under the ATAP quality assurance accreditation program
To request a full disclosure of OutBeyond certification and accreditation information, please send us an information request.
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We encourage and empower our people to ask the challenging questions, of themselves and of others, to take on responsibility and to be accountable
We depend on forward thought and thrive on working with our community to create shared value and lasting impact to serve the younger generations
We take initiative, focussing on student outcomes through enhancing the learning opportunity
We learn from our mistakes as well as our successes to deliver excellence on a real level
We deliver honest, equitable and non-discriminatory treatment of program participants, partners and employees
We embrace all challenges with open arms, persevere over long periods of time, and never lose the passion
We work together across borders and perceived boundaries to meet the needs of our customers, team members and partners to help everyone win
We treat ourselves and others as people of value and accept everyone’s differences as strengths to enhance what we do
We encourage curiosity and strive to understand our team members, partners and clients and accept them, treating them as we’d like to be treated – as unique, valuable individuals
On every occasion, we are loyal to our team members, and treat our community like family
We encourage individuals to think deeply and critically about what is equitable and just, with a strong focus on minimising harm to our planet
We always deliver service to the best of our ability
We strive to have fun and to turn the experiences of our participants into unforgettable memories
The world is changing fast, and young people will need to be agile and willing to adapt to meet tomorrow’s world head-on. We’re learning all the time. We listen to others
Above all else, we value the truth. The most important thing is to keep our word, never taking advantage of anyone and always telling the truth. We will always pursue openness and honesty, even when it hurts or we have bad news to deliver.