Red Kite Adventure Safety

The security, health and safety of our groups are prioritised above anything else. Our Safety Management System (SMS) ensures strict planning, preparation and support procedures are in place. Please read below for some details of how we do this. You will also find links to the latest advice from the UK Government

UK Government Travel Advice

We recommend you consult the Government's 'Travel Aware' website. Here you will find the latest travel advice from the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information.

You can also follow the latest government travel advice on X (Twitter) and Facebook.

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office also provides the following advice:

  • Take out appropriate travel insurance before travelling and make sure it covers you for all the activities you want to do.

  • If you are travelling within Europe, ensure you have a UK Global European Health Insurance Card (GHIC) that hasn’t expired and understand what it covers – you still need full travel insurance though! GHIC cards are free.

  • Check foreign travel advice and learn about the laws, customs and entry requirements of the country you’re visiting and understand how they differ from home.

  • Check your passport is valid, fill out the emergency details, look after it while travelling and keep it in a safe place. Make sure you have all the necessary visas.

  • Make copies or take a picture of important travel documents and store them securely using a secure data storage site.

  • Research vaccinations or any other medical requirements for your destination, and if necessary visit a travel health clinic before you travel. For medical advice, visit the Travel Health Pro website.

  • Tell your friends or family about your travel plans and where you’re going, and leave emergency contact details.

  • Take enough money with you and have access to emergency funds.

  • Ensure you take the contact details of the local British Consulate in case of emergencies.

  • Understand what consular staff can and can’t do to help British nationals travelling overseas. Act responsibly and be responsible for yourself when abroad.

  • If you are from a different country, please check the latest travel advice from your country’s Foreign Office or contact them directly to find out more.

Safety Management System

The Safety Management System (SMS) details Red Kite Adventures ongoing commitment to the management of safety on all our trips and defines the safety systems currently in place within our business. The SMS sets out consistent standards & processes to be adopted by all members of staff, suppliers or third parties who provide any part of your tour. It includes a rigorous risk management process, accident & incident procedures and all emergency contingency planning.

A copy of the SMS can be made available on request.

Suppliers/Project Providers

All our suppliers and project providers must hold valid licences and insurance. They must comply with the requirements of the appropriate governing bodies and regulatory licensing authorities. We also require them to complete our safety checklists to meet high standards. This includes all accommodation and transport providers.

Risk Management

Whilst we carry out risk assessments as part of the SMS, it should not be considered as a substitute for the school or group carrying out their own risk assessments. It is essential that you carry out your own risk assessment as you know the individuals involved in the trip. We are happy to offer help and assistance in this matter.