Safety

The outdoors is a magical place but it also comes with an element of risk. Managing, minimising and eliminating the risks without sacrificing any of the client experience is what we do best.

How do we ensure safety?

1. Detailed Safety Management Plan: All Manaaki Adventures employees are well versed and follow the safety document that covers all aspects of all tours. This can be viewed upon request by teachers and parents

2. Manaaki Adventures NZ are assessed by a New Zealand government owned organisation and given the ‘tick’ for the highest safety and service in New Zealand tourism (www.qualmark.co.nz)

3. Manaaki Adventures NZ is a tour operator. We only cooperate with the countries best adventure activity providers who specialise in specific activities. All partners are assessed to ensure their safety standards are Top notch and all safety information for specific activities is kept on file and available upon request.

4. ‘Duty of care’ is of the utmost importance for us and we ensure students are always provided with the best possible care and not left alone in airports or terminals as some other companies do

5. Manaaki Adventures is familiar with and abides by the Code of Practice for the Care of International Students

6. All students and caregivers know exactly what is in store on each tour and nothing that a student does not want to do is compulsory

7. All guides are first aid trained

8. All guides are police vetted and are the best in the business when it comes to providing a quality experience for our clients

9. Manaaki Adventures student to adult/student ratio is 1:10 ensuring every student gets the best possible care

10. All drivers have appropriate licenses

11. Company directors have a combined 15 years experience in the outdoor industry as high school Outdoor Education teachers and Head of Department

12. Thorough medical forms are to be filled out by the student and/or caregiver prior to tours to ensure staff are fully aware of any concerns. Please note, these are kept confidential and only shared with those people who need to know about specific medical or dietary requirements.

13. Detailed gear lists are available to ensure students have all correct equipment and clothing for the conditions

11. Company directors have a combined 15 years experience in the outdoor industry as high school Outdoor Education teachers and Head of Department

12. Thorough medical forms are to be filled out by the student and/or caregiver prior to tours to ensure staff are fully aware of any concerns. Please note, these are kept confidential and only shared with those people who need to know about specific medical or dietary requirements.

13. Detailed gear lists are available to ensure students have all correct equipment and clothing for the conditions