Safety at Preseli Venture

Outdoor activities and risk

Preseli Venture have been taking people adventuring in the Pembrokeshire coast National Park for over 25 years.  At Preseli Venture your safety is always our priority, alongside nurturing a respect and understanding of the natural environment and, of course, having lots of fun along the way.

High energy natural environments such as the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park are constantly changing; wind, rain, surf, ocean waves, gravity, wildlife and multi-tactile surfaces combine to produce an environment from which risk can never be totally eliminated.  We at Preseli Venture assume that our clients understand that there is always some risk involved in the activities that we provide.

The exhilaration of exploring such environments is what Preseli Venture is all about. We seek to minimise and manage these risks by providing relevant equipment and experienced, qualified instructors who are supplied with up to the minute weather forecasts, trained in risk assessment and operate according to governing body best practise for each adventure and our in house procedures.  It is up to you to listen carefully to what they say, and to act upon their instructions.

We believe that adventure, in all its diverse forms, is an essential component of many people’s lives. Listen, stay safe and have a fantastic experience!

Accreditations and Inspections

Visit Wales

Visit Wales inspect and grade our ecolodge accommodation bi-annually, our lodge has a 5 star activity centre VisitWales grading.

Canoe Wales Approved Centre

Preseli Venture is inspected bi-annually by Canoe Wales and this covers all aspects of delivering kayaking professionally, safely and enjoyably on the sea. During the inspection the qualifications of our sea kayaking instructors are checked as well as our kayaking equipment and safety equipment, and our normal operating and safety procedures.

In addition Preseli Venture is an Approved Course Provider, and is contracted on behalf of  Canoe Wales to provide kayak leadership courses for the training and assessment of sea kayak instructors.

Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (AALA)

Preseli Venture is an AALA licensed activity centre, registered with the Adventure Activities Licensing Service as licensed to provide surfing, coasteering and sea kayaking.

Preseli Venture have been inspected by the Adventure Activities Licensing Service on behalf of the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority, with particular attention being paid to our safety management systems with young people, and we have been able to demonstrate compliance with nationally accepted standards of good practice in the delivery of adventure activities to young people, with due regard to the benefits and risks of the activity.

Insurance

We hold public liability insurance up to £10 million for all our business operations and we are happy to provide a copy of our certificate should you require one.

Public Service Vehicle (PSV) driving qualifications

All our minibus drivers (event coordinator and instructors) hold their PSV driving qualification so they are licensed to drive our minibuses. Preseli Venture holds a PSV Operators License.

Instructor Qualifications

All of our instructors are required to hold a current first aid qualification. This is a higher level award typically the REC (remote emergency care) first aid award.  Additionally all our instructing team have been trained in life saving according to the syllabuses laid down in the NARS beach life guard and SLSA surf life-saving qualifications.

Individual instructors also hold the relevant governing body qualifications for the relevant adventure sport.

Useful addresses

VisitWales Canoe Wales AALA
Brunel House
2 Fitzalan Road
Cardiff
CF24 OUY
Tel: 02920 499909
Canolfan Tryweryn
Frongoch
Bala
LL23 7NU
Tel: 01678 521199
Tourism Quality Services Ltd
17 Lambourne Crescent
Llanishen
Cardiff
CF4 5GG
Tel: 02920 755715

Like more information?

Please do call us on 01348 837709, or contact us if you have any questions relating to safety at Preseli Venture.