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Safety

Maximize The Fun & Minimize The Dangers

At iGAP, we ensure that everyone can stay safe while having great time. We have a tried and tested approach which assures you are safe and sound. As with any sport, safety precautions must be taken to ensure that a participant will remain as healthy and unharmed as possible. Any outdoor activity has an inherent level of risk associated with it - we manage that to a minimum while maintaining the thrills, fun and learning.
We pride ourselves on our safety policy and unblemished safety record thanks to our comprehensive risk assessments. Every activity we undertake has been fully risk assessed is lead by an expert team who are highly qualified in their discipline and is preceded by a safety briefing so you're fully aware of how you can mitigate the risk and thoroughly enjoy your day out.

We operate on a "Challenge by Choice" basis - so our highly qualified and experienced Activity Leaders (AL) set the challenges and you choose if you want to accept the challenge.

The important safety concerns are posted and will be reviewed with you. We thank you in advance for paying particular attention to and obeying all written and verbal rules!

Tried n Tested Approach: At the first opportunity, iGAP try each activity which we sell and promote. Once we have experience, we will be in a better position to advice our clients.

Qualified Supervision: In iGAP every activity will be supervised by a conscientious adult who understands and knowingly accepts responsibility for the well-being and safety of the participants. AL are well trained, experienced & skilled in the activity, and confident to lead & teach the necessary skills and to respond effectively in an emergency. AL has field knowledge of all applicable iGAP standards, commitment to implement the policies & procedures as essential parts of their qualification.

Physical Fitness: For all participant in any potentially strenuous activity, the iGAP should receive a complete health history from a health care professional, parent or guardian. Participants involved in higher-risk activity may require professional evaluation in addition to the health history. We should adjust all supervision, discipline and protection to anticipate potential risks associated with individual health conditions. Neither youth nor adults should participate in activity for which they are unfit. To do so would place both the individual and others at risk.
Inform us for any ailments like asthma, heart disease, diabetes or any disabilities. Do not be afraid to say “NO” if you are not comfortable with any activity in your program. There will always be time to come back and try again later.

Buddy System: The long history of the "buddy system" in outdoors has shown that it is always best to have at least one other person with you and aware at all times as to your circumstances and what you are doing in any outdoor or strenuous activity.

Safe Area or Course: All our activity areas or course locations are well-suited and free of hazards.

Equipment Selection and Maintenance: Most activity requires some specialized equipment. The equipment should be selected to suit the participant and the activity and to include appropriate safety and program features. We regularly check all equipment that it is in good condition for the activity and is properly maintained while in use.

Personal Safety Equipment: In iGAP we ensure that every participant has and uses the appropriate personal safety equipment. For example, Climbers and white water kayakers need helmets for certain activity; mountain bikers may need protective gear; and all need to be dressed for warmth and utility depending on the circumstances.

Safety Procedures and Policies: For most activities there are common sense procedures and standards that can greatly reduce the risk. These should be known and appreciated by all participants, and we must ensure compliance.

Weather Check: The risk factors in many outdoor activities vary substantially with weather conditions. These variables and the appropriate response should be understood and anticipated.

Planning: Safe activity follows a plan that has been conscientiously developed by the experienced core team of iGAP. Good planning minimizes risks and also anticipates contingencies that may require emergency response or a change of plan.

Permits and Notices: iGAP secured all required permits such as IMF office registration, government or landowner authorization or any other similar formalities. Appropriate notification should be directed to enforcement authorities, landowners, and others as needed, before and after the activity.

First-Aid Resources: We have appropriate & adequate first aid supplies on our programme campus along with certified doctor. Beside that most of AL are wilderness first aid trained and qualified enough to respond any medical and outdoor emergencies during the activities.

CPR Resource: Any strenuous activity or remote trek could present a cardiac emergency. Programs may involve cardiopulmonary emergencies. iGAP ensure that a CPR-trained person (preferably an adult) be a part of iGAP team on program.

Discipline: iGAP ensure that  no one in our team is under the influences of drugs or alcohol and must be at least above 16 years of age. All team members are sensible enough to understand the emotional safety of the participants.
When you travel into wilderness be a responsible person. Do not litter, make noise or play loud music. We make sure that others around you also adhere to these practices. Participant must respect their leader and follow his or her direction and also respect local traditions and customs. Do not give alms or gifts. This will encourage begging.

Insurance: iGAP provide comprehensive medical and group insurance cover for its participants, offering the highest level of medical care.

Have Fun – Stay Safe