chapter  3
Risk management: philosophy and practice
ByChris Hodgson, Marcus Bailie
Pages 17

Risk management is one of the defining skills of the adventure educator. For those within the sector, this statement will seem almost pointlessly obvious, as we generally pay a huge amount of attention to examination and assessment of safety skills. Likewise, prospective clients or those responsible for arranging adventure education experiences for others often expect that adequate attention has been paid to the safety of a programme and the ability of facilitators to manage the risks as well as providing a high quality of learning that may result from participation. Moreover, many people wrongly assume that all organisations and facilities have been exhaustively audited by independent government agencies.