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Mountain Biking – Wye MTB: Olympic Feature

Surfing & Watersports : Coast to Coast Surf School – Olympic Feature

Coast to Coast Surf School was established in Dunbar and 2024 marks its 20th anniversary.  Now operating in Scotland’s West, North and East coastlines offering a wealth of water based activities, including surfing tours, paddleboarding and coasteering.  They have been a Member of the Mutual since 2014 and share with us their thoughts on the […]

Surfing: Women + Waves Olympic Feature

Mountbatten Watersports & Activities Centre – Member Profile

Established in 1999 on the site of a former RAF base in Plymouth, the Mount Batten Watersports and Activities Centre is one of the foremost Outdoor Education centres in the South West.

Free Pharos Response Training for AIM Members – Registration required

The team at Pharos Response is delivering some additional free hour-long training sessions open to AIM Members.  Please find below training topics and links for you to register.

Please note that you will need a Zoom account to register so if ‘your email is not authorised’, this is because you do not have a Zoom account. Simply set one up in 2 minutes for free using the Zoom ‘sign up for free’ link at the top of the registration page. You will only need to do this once.

How best to manage social media in a critical incident
February 26th 1600
What to include in a first aid kit? Insights from a doctor with significant adventure & travel experience
March 21st 1600
What lessons can we learn from critical incident case studies in the adventure / travel sector?
April 16th 1600
To register, please visit this link and scroll right down to the bottom for the Zoom links.

https://pharos-response.co.uk/sectors/aimmembers/

Any problems or questions with registration, please contact the Pharos team at [email protected].

Best Caving Destinations in the UK

We’ve had some questions recently about whether AIM can cover caving activities, so we thought it a good time to explore the best caving destinations in the UK.  Here’s a round up of 15 magical caves provided by The Camping and Caravanning Club.

If your business is providing guided caving trips or you own an artificial cave, please be assured that we are very much still in the market and we can offer cover for this.  Please indicate to the Underwriters when you call us for a quote or when filling in the proposal form.

As part of our underwriting process we would ask that you have the recognised qualification to deliver this type of activity.  There are also a number of organisations which provide guidance and regulation Association of Cave Instructors :: Association of Caving Instructors and also CIC – British Caving Association (british-caving.org.uk)

15 Best UK Caves to Visit – The Camping and Caravanning Club

 

Free Pharos Response Training for AIM Members – Registration required

The team at Pharos Response is delivering some additional free hour-long training sessions open to AIM Members.  Please find below training topics and links for you to register this side of Christmas, including a repeat of the recent media training for those of you who missed it.

Please note that you will need a Zoom account to register so if ‘your email is not authorised’, this is because you do not have a Zoom account. Simply set one up in 2 minutes for free using the Zoom ‘sign up for free’ link at the top of the registration page. You will only need to do this once.

Please limit registration to three people per organisation to allow space for more organisations.

 

Keeping people safe onsite: your non-activity H&S duties and how to be compliant

Monday 25th September 1600-1700

For all adventure activity organisations.

Register now: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/7016892368682/WN_EEYUi4vdSWOZxzOus4ic_w

 

How to meet a school’s needs of a trip provider and more easily gain trip approval

Monday 16th October 1600-1700

For all adventure and travel organisations serving schools.

Register now: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/5016907272623/WN_gJZ9en83SyqpAmmr8pAgvg

 

Critical incident plan: how to structure yours

Monday 20th November 1600-1700

For all adventure and travel organisations.

Register now: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/1016907273128/WN_il4aC4HMQxifxDlH_p9WIA

 

(Repeat session) Managing the media during a crisis: how to help protect your hard-won reputation.

Monday 11th December 1600-1700

For all adventure and travel organisations.

Register now: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/5216883172841/WN_d-so1jP9TYGzuED9Za-6AQ

 

As a reminder for those of you who are not aware of Pharos Response, they are risk & reputation management specialists and provide AIM Members with significant discounts on their 24/7 incident response service.  For details or to subscribe to this service, click here https://pharos-response.co.uk/sectors/aimmembers/

Any problems or questions with registration, please contact the Pharos team at [email protected].

E-bikes and E-scooters – what’s the fire risk?

AIM’s supporting insurer QBE published this article which we know many activity providers will benefit from the safety messages contained within.

E-bikes and e-scooters are a great boon to getting around quickly and efficiently, but concern over the potential fire risk is growing.

E-bikes and e-scooters – what’s the fire risk? – QBE European Operations