Risk Management


Longrigg Centre 

The following is a risk management summary for Longrigg Centre.  The purpose of this summary is to satisfy clients that our risk analysis and management systems are adequately robust. 

1. Contact Details

Longrigg Residential Centre
Frostrow Lane 
LA10 5JT
Telephone: 0300 003 1920                 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: www.longrigg.org.uk

2. Ownership

Longrigg Centre is owned and operated by Action 4 Youth a registered charity.

Momentous House
5 Smeaton Close
Bucks HP19 8UN
Telephone 0300 003 2334                Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Website www.action4youth.org
Registered Charity No 1033626

3. Adventure Activities Licence

Longrigg Centre holds an Adventure Activities Licence from the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (AALA).

This means that we have been inspected by the Adventure Activities Licensing Service (AALS), and that our risk analysis and management systems were found to be satisfactory.  Our most recent inspection was November 2016, and our licence details are as follows:

Reference number: R0169  Expiry date: 20th January  2019.

Specified activities: Kayaking; Open Canoeing; Rock Climbing; Abseiling; ; Gorge Scrambling (including Canyoning / Gorge Descending); Caving; Mine Exploration; Sea Level Traversing;  Improvised Rafting.

These details can be checked on the Licensing Service’s website www.aals.org.uk, where more can be found about what holding a licence means.

4. Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge 

Longrigg Centre  holds a Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge.  This means that we have been inspected and meet national standards in the following areas:

•We deliver what we say we do
•We take account of the needs of users
•We have an emphasis on learning outcomes
•We operate in a healthy and safe environment

Our accreditation can be checked at www.lotcqualitybadge.org.uk

5. Adventuremark

Longrigg Centre holds the Adventuremark accreditation. This means that our operating arrangements meet the Adventure Activities Industry Advisory Committee Provider Accreditation standards.  Our accreditation can be checked at www.adventuremark.co.uk 

6. AHOEC Gold Standard

Longrigg Centre holds the Gold standard awarded by the National Association Heads Of Outdoor Education centres. The inspection covers: Customer Care, Safety Management, Policy Organisation and  Planning, Facilities, Environmental Sustainability, Quality Assurance, Measuring and Reviewing Performances.

7. Duke Of Edinburgh’s Award

Longrigg Centre is licensed as an Approved Activity Provider for expeditions and residentials.

8. Staff Competence and Qualifications for Adventure Activities

All staff hold either a relevant National Governing Body (NGB) qualification, or have been assessed as competent by an appropriately experienced and qualified person, consistent with the requirements of the Licensing Regulations.  Copies of certificates are available for inspection on site.

9. Child Protection / Safeguarding

Longrigg Centre  is part of Action4Youth , and is committed to safeguarding students & staff by following Action4Youth procedures.  All staff are subject to an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau disclosure from the Disclosure Barring Scheme. 

10. Supervision Arrangements for Children and Young People

Client staff (e.g. Teachers, Youth Leaders) who bring groups to Longrigg Centre have overall responsibility for their supervision in loco parentis.  Longrigg Staff staff take over this responsibility during activity sessions for which they are responsible.  At the end of a session, Longrigg staff hand back the responsibility to client staff, who are responsible for supervision of children when not on activities, including overnight. 

Clients are provided with information regarding how to proceed in the event of an emergency overnight, including fire.  These details include a list of emergency telephone numbers, including those of Head of Centre at Longrigg..

During courses , no Longrigg staff are on duty overnight.

11. Clients’ responsibility for safety

Participants in our courses, including children and young people, also have a responsibility for the safety of themselves and others. They are expected to follow safety instructions, act reasonably with common sense relative to their age, and are encouraged to share any concerns or issues with staff, in confidence if necessary.

12. Transport

Longrigg Centre has two 17-seater minibuses available for in-course transport. The minibuses are operated within the Action 4 Youth minibus policy, and comply with current legislation.  Longrigg Centre holds a ‘Section 19’ minibus permit for each minibus. Visiting staff will only be allowed to drive the buses with the consent of the Head of Centre.

13. Insurance

Longrigg Centre  is  covered  by  Action 4 Youth  insurance arrangements:

Indemnity: Action 4 Youth provides an indemnity to its employees against claims that arise as a result of their work activities. There are a small number of exceptions to the provision of this indemnity.

Public Liability: Action  4  Youth  maintains a policy that will pay compensation arising from the  Charities proven negligence to anyone who is not an employee and who suffers injury or damage to their person .

Action 4Youth  does  not provide personal accident or cancellation insurance for clients.  We strongly recommend that clients arrange such cover themselves.  

14. Fire Protection

A comprehensive Fire Risk Assessment of Longrigg Centre has been undertaken on behalf of Action 4 Youth by a competent person possessing the requisite knowledge, skills, experience and training.  The Risk Assessment is available for inspection on site.  

15. Site Security 

Longrigg Centre  has a Security Policy in order to safeguard clients, employees, visitors and property.



I declare that the information above is accurate 

Dave Hollingham
Head of Centre

12 January 2017



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