We are passionate about the benefits of the activities and approaches that we use. We also recognise that challenge and adventure entail coping with risk and that accidents and personal discomfort may occur from time to time. You will almost certainly have to put up with the changeable Scottish weather, you may fall of your mountain bike and when taking part in a water sport you may get wet and cold! Minor cuts, bumps and bruises are not uncommon.
All our clients join our courses on this understanding and are encouraged to participate fully within individual thresholds of challenge. However, at all times, you will also be expected to comply stringently with our safety guidelines and procedures.
Our safety policy places the experience and competence of our staff at its heart and every effort is made to ensure that risk levels are thoroughly assessed, proportional to the abilities of our clients and managed in such a way that fun, enjoyment and learning marks your experiences with us.
Our activity programmes comply with Health and Safety legislation and satisfy national standards of good practice approved by the Adventure Activities Licensing Services (AALS). This agency operates under the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and is responsible for the inspection of adventure activity centres and the issues of licenses to them.
Lochore Meadows Outdoor Education Centre is registered as a licensed provider of the following activities:
- Open Canoeing
- Improvised Rafting
- Rock Climbing
- Sea Level Traversing
- Gorge Scrambling
- Hill Walking and Mountaineering
- Off-Road Cycling
In addition to the rigorous inspection regime of AALS, the centre continues to regularly satisfy the auditing processes of the British Canoe Union (BCU) and the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Scotland in maintaining its status as an approved teaching establishment for the Canoe sport and Sailing.
Click here for more information on the Adventure Activities Licensing Services (AALS).