Our team focus and strong ethos
We pursue delivering skills that are relevant to students and useful beyond the outdoors, in their lives as maturing students and beyond. We do this while operating a “Culture of Safety”, under which we are constantly updating our safety and risk management regime. We have built a strong team of professionals with complementary skill sets. Typically they are older and experienced, with strong facilitation soft skills, as well as a range of outdoor hard skills and have strong educational and role model abilities.
A-Team has embarked on an external audit of our organizational safety and risk management processes, using a leading New Zealand Register of Outdoor Safety Auditors accredited auditor. As part of this, we are raising standards and extending control measures and tracking. For staff screening, we have upgraded our procedures (that operate alongside our use of considered judgment and common sense) to ensure these are robust and are, where practicable, supported by a clear record that is auditable.
We are being methodical about this and indeed other aspects of risk as we step up our risk management. If it would be useful, we can give you a short presentation that shows our client schools the key areas on which we focus, so as to show we are an appropriate and suitable programme provider. The need for schools to do some form of due diligence and quality control in respect of their programme providers is something we welcome and are happy to help facilitate.