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Activities Licensing update – joint SAAF and SAPOE statement

Following the recent decision  at their 12th September meeting, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Board have approved the development of a non-statutory Adventurous Activities accreditation scheme, which will require the repeal of the Adventurous Activities Licensing Regulations (AALR). The following information is offered from SAPOE and SAAF as way of an update to the Adventure Industry in Scotland as well as interested parties further afield

Practice Exemplar: Curriculum Outdoors Attainment Challenge (COACh) – Literacy and Numeracy

This exemplar outlines the intervention of Curriculum Outdoors Attainment Challenge (COACh) in seven East Ayrshire schools working with children, staff and parents to embed Outdoor Learning to raise attainment in literacy and numeracy. This supports whole school communities to engage with children’s learning and have high shared ambition, aspirations and expectations

HSE Review of AALA – SAPOE statement on latest consultation

Interested parties only now have until the 9th March to comment on the HSE’s discussion document on its review of AALA.  The document sets out the three options that the HSE board will be taking forward for consideration, and your input will help inform HSE of what the industry across the UK feels about each […]

CD286 – Review of the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (AALA)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is reviewing the delivery and scope of the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (AALA) on behalf of Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). The scope of the review aims to ensure that the provision of licencing of adventure activities is delivered in a sensible, proportionate and cost-effective manner, and encourages […]