Safety is paramount at Whenua Iti Outdoors
While it is a fine balancing act between creating opportunities for learning through challenge, it is also essential that all risk is considered and mitigated where required to ensure the very best experience.
The process for assessing risk at Whenua Iti Outdoors is robust and systematic, overseen and managed by our Programme and Safety Manager who has final sign off on all programmes and all client applications.
Industry Qualified Instructors
Our Instructors are all industry qualified in a wide range of activities. These qualifications and the skills required are regulary refreshed and revalidated. In addition our staff have at a minimum an Advanced First Aid certificate with some holding higher qualifications such as PreHospital Emergency Certification and Wilderness First Aid Responder.
Standard Operating Procedures
Each Activity and each Programme has its own set of Standard Operating Procedures including a robust set of Safety Procedures. These procedures are audited, internally and externally. The external audit is done by SkillsActive New Zealand, annually, and we hold certification as a Registered Provider of Adventure Activities.
Within the organisation the safety processes are regularly reviewed by Safety Committees at both operational and governance levels.
We Invest In Safety
Whenua Iti Outdoors invests considerable resource into ensuring all programmes are compliant and safe while still maintaining enough adventure, fun and learning opportunities. We also challege ourselves to develop systems and processes that put us at the forefront of education in the outdoors, as industry leaders.
Get our safety documents
We have a comprehensive Safety Management System and supporting documentation. If you require documentation or further information, specific to your programme at Whenua Iti Outdoors, please contact us.
Safe & Accredited
Whenua Iti Outdoors is registered with WorkSafe NZ as an Adventure Activity Operator (AAO No. 177) as required by the Adventure Activities Regulations 2011, and is subject to regular external audits as part of the Outdoors Mark audit certification. The register of adventure activity operators can be found on WorkSafe NZ’s website www.worksafe.govt.nz
We work with
Ministry of Education | Department of Conservation | Ministry of Youth Development
Ministry of Social Development | Ministry of Justice