We work in natural and sometimes 'wild' places making for truly unique atmospheres of opportunity.
Our clients are placed in unfamiliar settings with real consequences. We deliver quality courses in a safe and supportive manor.
Social Nature Movement has offered outdoor adventure programmes for over 15 years.
Our activities are all facilitated by qualified, experienced and friendly outdoor instructors who provide safe, fun and educational sessions.
Our approach to identifying and managing risks and hazards 'so far as is reasonably practicable' and foreseeable:
As a safety audit certified operator, we meet rigorous standards in safe travel, qualified adventure activities and provide acknowledged event safety:
Our audit is registered by WorkSafe New Zealand under the New Zealand Adventure Activities Certification Scheme:
Advanced First Aid and Emergencies; our team are trained and fully qualified:
Preventing child abuse:
River Rescue and Water Safety trained:
All our field workers maintain strict industry standards as members of the New Zealand Outdoor Instructors Association (NZOIA):
Staff are approved to work with young people by the New Zealand Police Vetting Service:
We have a comprehensive safety management system to ensure our clients have opportunities to experience the great New Zealand outdoors without being exposed to reasonably foreseeable risks and hazards. It is important to us that you have all of the information you need to make an informed decision about participating.
We work closely with other leading organisations in this industry to help regulate it further and tighten up on processes to lift New Zealand outdoor safety standards
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We have a current AdventureMark Audit renewed every two years. This is a national outdoor independent audit programme ensuring organisations are operating above the industry safety standard.
We develop place, people and activity management plans for all our activities and sites we work in. Our comprehensive health and safety policy covers all aspects of our internal and external operations.
“Safety and EOTC” (Education Outside the Classroom)
In 2002 the Ministry of Education published a document clarifying schools’ responsibilities regarding EOTC and the expectation of schools to meet the emerging requirements. We recognise those guidelines reflected in our operations.
Social Nature Movement is committed to the provision of a safe and healthy workplace for everyone.
As a holder of ‘AdventureMark’ our Safety Systems and Operational Procedures are some of the best in the industry, and our safety record is a point in which we pride ourselves. Your safety is paramount to us. We are proud of our untarnished track record and operate under a comprehensive set of operational and compliance guidelines.
Risks and Hazards
Everyone participates at their own risk and there are times without direct staff supervision. Our courses are emotionally and physically challenging. Activities occur in many weather conditions. When undertaking any activity, you will be briefed on the risks and how to manage them. There is a chance you could get an illness or injury.
There have been no significant injuries at Social Nature Movement, however, serious risks can never be completely eliminated.
How we manage risks and hazards
Instructor Handbooks are carried at all times by Instructors working in the field. This handbook contains policies, briefing points, crisis response information and hazards. The Instructor Handbook, SMP's and AMP's collectively comprise our risk and hazard register. This Handbook focuses on documenting hazards that apply to particular outdoor environments and specific activities.
Fundamental Principles of Health and Safety at Work make up the over-arching tier of our managerial systems.
Expert staff are integral to health and safety. We select only the best for the job. We look for people who have the right combination of skills, knowledge and experiences.
New instructors go through a rigorous training and induction programme and continue to be mentored.
Social Nature Movement uses modern, well maintained safety and emergency equipment.
We have routine inspections, pre-use checks and scheduled replacements.
Scheduled internal reviews of activities.