Entries by Activities Industry Mutual

AIM Surveys Members – AALA Licensing

AALA Licensing Member Survey The HSE has been reviewing the AALA licensing regulations to consider the future of these and the form and scope of the regulations going forward. They have now produced three options for the future.  These are:- Option 1 – Retain the AALA regulations and current licensing scheme underpinned by the Health […]

Valentines Proposal ideas for Outdoor Lovers

You’ve found the one. And as if they weren’t perfect enough already, they love the outdoors just as much as you do. If your ‘significant other’ loves to wake up at 5:00 AM for sunrise hikes, and will jump into any lake, river, or ocean regardless of how cold the water is – and convince you […]

Date for your Diary – Friday 9th March 2018

AIM Member Event – Date for your Diary We are pleased to announce the date for our next member event which will be on Friday 9th March 2018 held at Plas y Brenin, Capel Curig, Conwy.  As always the event will be a one day event for all members to attend.  The day will offer members the […]

Legal Update from BLM Law

Sports injuries: thrills carry risks Sophia Reed of BLM reviews Hood v Forestry Commission [2017] Preston County Court (District Judge Burrow) The facts The claimant was injured whilst using a mountain bike trail at Grisedale Forest which was operated by the defendant. At the time of the accident the claimant was leaning on his bike and […]

AHOEC – Association Heads Outdoor Education Centres Conference

The AIM team will be at the AHOEC Conference on 23-24th November at Brathay Hall, Ambleside and we look forward to seeing many of members and industry colleagues. The theme this year is “Resilience” – your own, your business, your clients Who are the speakers? Doug Strycharczyk (AQR) – ‘Mental Toughness’ Chris Ford (Lancaster University) […]

From Sparks To Inferno

In the same way that some of the most serious fires and explosions begin life as a mere spark if left unchecked, the same can be true with major incidents and organisational crises, write Julian Penney and Chris Gallant of Pharos Response. Seemingly minor incidents or complicated customer complaints can develop into serious situations if […]

Are we pulling back from a cotton wool culture?

Amanda Spielman, Chief Inspector of Ofsted, has recently bewailed an over cautious culture that she says has developed in our schools.  A culture that deprives children of rewarding experiences, of the opportunity to develop resilience and grit, which makes it hard for them to learn to cope with normal everyday risk and is a major […]

Outdoor Kids Sun Safety Code

With the summer season in full swing and thousands of children across the country engaged in an array of outdoor activities, sun safety will no doubt be of key concern for activity organisers and instructors. Yet with so much to think about, it is not always easy to keep sun safety front of mind. Every […]

AALA Review – webinar link

Update from HSE website on AALA Licensing Review On 3 May 2017 the HSE Board met to discuss the findings of the initial AALA consultation. Whilst the survey results showed widespread support for AALA, respondents set out a number of aspirations for improving the system.Prior to the HSE Board meeting, a group of industry stakeholders […]