Safety on your ski trip

Skiing and snowboarding

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Useful information

Your group's safety and security are at the very heart of our operation - and always have been since we started out more than 50 years ago.

Our Safety Management System is recognised by the Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge, awarded by the School Travel Forum. It is fully audited and externally verified. It is also fully compliant with DfE guidelines.

Our experienced team operates a 24 hour emergency helpline while you are away, so there is always someone to speak to.

Book with confidence, we are members of ABTA and ATOL Holders - plus we operate a no surcharge guarantee.

DfE guidelines - safety on school visits

PGL Travel Ltd is a Full Member of the School Travel Forum. The School Travel Forum is a group of leading school tour operators who promote good practice and safety in school travel. All Full Members of the STF adhere to a rigorous Code of Practice and Safety Management Standards which meet the requirements of DfE guidelines and are externally verified each year by suitably qualified independent Health and Safety professionals.

During the course of developing the STF Code of Practice, and in addition to liaising with the DfE, advice has been sought from all leading educational Unions and Associations. The STF initiative has the support of the SHA, NAHT, ATL, PAT and is welcomed by the Outdoor Education Advisors Panel. The principles on which it is based have the support of the NUT, and the NASUWT advises members wishing to organise school trips to use companies that have this type of scheme.

Details of the School Travel Forum Code of Practice are available from www.schooltravelforum.com

Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge

The Quality Badge is awarded to providers who have pledged to engage in an ongoing process to sustain high-quality learning outside the classroom and who have demonstrated that they meet the quality indicators listed below.

Having achieved the award, PGL Ski has shown that we:

  • Have a process in place to assist users to plan the learning experience effectively
  • Provide accurate information about our offer
  • Provide activities, experience or resources which meet learner needs
  • Review the experience and act on feedback
  • Meet the needs of the users
  • Have safety management processes in place to manage risk effectively

For more information visit www.lotc.org.uk