All of our program leaders are first-aid certified. Based on our assessment, if we believe an illness or injury requires medication or a simple dressing, we will receive authorization from the head teacher before providing a treatment. If the student’s illness or injury is beyond our capacity, we will transport the student to the nearest hospital identified in our risk assessment.
We conduct a thorough risk assessment before all trips, either upon survey trips with you, or on your behalf. A full plan for emergency scenarios is made in advance, which involves listing routes to the best medical facilities in every destination visited. Only the highest standard of safety equipment is used, and satellite phones and emergency oxygen are also available for remote and high-altitude adventures. Please note that we conduct full risk assessments for all programs on a case-by-case basis, one month prior to each trip. Any earlier than this, and we regard the assessment as out-of-date and invalid.