British Standard 8848, named after the height in metres of Mount Everest in 2007, pulls together expertise and good practice into a national standard for the safe management of overseas ventures. BS 8848 provides a specification for organizing and managing visits, fieldwork, expeditions, and adventurous activities, outside the United Kingdom. The underlying principle of BS8848 is that Frontier/ Society for Environmental Exploration is responsible for all aspects, including safety, of a venture provided either on a voluntary basis or in return for payment.
Frontier/Society for Environmental Exploration's operational procedures and management of our Group projects and Ethical Adventure Trails adhere to BS 8848.
The BS8848 sets out criteria on the following:
Venture leader, leadership team & support team
Supervision and staffing ratios
Safety policy, risk analysis & management systems
Medical, incident & contingency planning
You can view/download the Parents' Guide to BS8848 here.