Entries by Activities Industry Mutual

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 […]

Manager’s Travels – New Year

What a busy year it has been!  My first 12 months as Mutual Manager at AIM have flown by.  It has been an exciting time for me in this new role, full of variety and one I have thoroughly relished.  As we start another new year, reviewing 2018 and looking forwards to 2019, I thought […]

AIM Member Profile – Mendip

Bringing the outdoors and snowsports together to achieve growth Mendip started life as a mobile outdoor activity company serving school groups when it was founded by Jim Hayward in 1987. Fast forward 30 years and it has grown into a profitable year-round business that incorporates a snowsports operation alongside an expanded range of outdoor provision […]

AIM & Pharos – Be Prepared

Seven habits for highly effective incident management By Julian Penney and Chris Gallant of Pharos Response You may have come across the management book, Seven Habits of Highly Effective People; we believe ‘seven’ rules can also apply to incident management. Like anything, the more planning you do, the more you’ll be prepared for an incident. […]

On Target Newsletter – Autumn 2018

AIM’s Autumn Newsletter On Target has now been published and hopefully most of you will have had a chance to peruse the pages.  This year’s edition includes some of the usual features such as the Message from our Chairman, a review of AIM claims and updates on events and industry events. We have a new […]

Lightning Strike & Business Interruption Cover

Lightning strikes are thankfully rare but as AIM Member Wide Horizons’ experienced, they can happen, and they are only one possible cause of damage – fire, storm and flood damage are more common and of course all of these can cause a building to be unavailable for use, with practical and financial implications for an […]

Risk Assessments – Review & Monitor

As recent court activity demonstrates the need to review and monitor your risk assessments is vital. The operator of an outdoor activity centre near Bath has been ordered to pay £33,000 after a member of the public suffered a fractured hip when the quad bike they were riding tipped over and landed on them. Following […]

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 […]