Health & safety
A great concern to us is the health and safety of our groups. We use our safety management system to promote safety awareness to our suppliers and staff.
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We recognise that travelling on ferries or through airports with large groups can be difficult, and we pay great attention to getting you to and from resort safely, comfortably and efficiently. From European and transatlantic flights to executive coaches, and channel crossings by ferry, every part of your journey is carefully planned, and fully checked to ensure it meets stringent Health and Safety standards laid down by the School Travel Forum. If not, then we don’t use them. It’s as simple as that.
Our health and safety policy lays out our commitment to safety when organising our operations. This is achieved in part through our supplier audits, which are regularly completed to School Travel Forum guidelines, to make sure that our transport, hotel and excursion suppliers are in line with national safety standards and are appropriately documented.
We're aware of the challenges party leaders face when running educational tours, so to ensure your trip is as safe as possible, we are happy to support you with Health & Safety information to deal with other safety planning issues.
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Equity is a member of the School Travel Forum (STF), a leading group of school tour operators who promote safety and good practice in school travel.
Council for Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC)
Equity Inspiring Learning Ltd is accredited by the LoTC and has been awarded the Quality Badge. This recognises that we have demonstrated a commitment to supplying tours and trips of educational value.
Please click here for further information about our STF and LOtC accreditation.
We are members of ABTA (The Association of British Travel Agents), membership number V5376. More information about ABTA, its code of conduct and the arbitration scheme available if you have a complaint can be found at www.abta.com
The air tours in our programme are protected through our ATOL (Air Travel Organiser’s Licence), number 2680, which is given to us by the CAA.
Our coach operators are well established and reliable, whether chosen by us or supplied by trusted agents. All undergo an audit to make sure they provide a high standard of vehicles and drivers, which are both trustworthy and safe. Seat belts are available on all UK coaches, but this is not always the case for overseas coaches. We do however try to employ coaches with seatbelts whenever we can. Audits are carried out in accordance with standards set by the School Travel Forum.
We do our very best to choose properties that are suited to school group accommodation and audits are carried out on all the properties featured on this website. These cover all essential safety concerns, such as food hygiene, fire and pool safety, and security. The audits are carried out in accordance with standards set by the School Travel Forum.
We hope the information provided above answers any queries you may have, but if there is anything else we can help you with please feel free to contact us online or call 01273 256 934 and our expert Account Managers will be happy to help.