Quality and safety

Highest standards of quality, professionalism and safety

Highest standards of quality, professionalism and safety

Outposts offers unrivalled experience, quality, safety, support, security and peace of mind for schools, teachers, students, youth groups and parents.

Our operational procedures, risk assessments, insurances, equipment and content of accredited or endorsed programmes are vetted and audited by industry regulators, awarding bodies and associations. Outposts Ltd is certified as being Corporate Compliant with British Standard 8848 and are AALA licensed and as such the risk assessments for all our activities and safe working practices are externally audited. See our accreditations page for further details.

Outposts has Public Liability to £10,000,000 and employer’s liability to £10,000,000 and can provide copies of our insurance certificates on request. 

Instructors and equipment

Instructors and equipment


Programmes, activities, challenges and expeditions are run by experienced, professional instructors who hold the appropriate and required national governing body awards and qualifications. All are DBS vetted (Enhanced) and hold required and appropriate first aid qualifications.


Outposts only uses equipment that is of current EU standards and is in keeping with the latest technology and improvements in safety standards. Equipment is well maintained and regularly checked for serviceability, in accordance with our licensing requirements.

Expeditions Quality & Safety

Expeditions Quality & Safety

Medical support

Outposts Ltd provides a comprehensive list of in-country hospitals and medical arrangements that are carried by Outposts Ltd expedition leaders; additionally the leaders all hold current First Aid certificates.

Our travel medical advisor is James Moore RN BSc (Hons) Dip TravMed Dip TN MFTM RCPS (Glasg) FRGS. Along with working as an Emergency Nurse Practitioner, James runs an independent travel clinic in Exeter and continues to provide advice and support for a number of expedition companies across the UK. He is a member of the Faculty of Travel Medicine and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. James attends the first of the pre-expedition training sessions to give all the relevant vaccination and health advice to expeditioners, their parents and leaders. 


Expedition Leaders

Every expedition is accompanied by an Expedition Leader and Assistant Leader as selected by the Board of Outposts Ltd, one will be male and one female. All Expedition Leaders have a contract and instructions provided by Outposts Ltd and will have met our strict criteria to qualify to lead an expedition with us. We pride ourselves in working with highly experienced and talented Expedition Leaders to ensure our groups get the most out of their expedition. The Expedition Leader is not only there to ensure the safety of the team but to facilitate activities designed to help expeditioners develop skills such as communication, independence and confidence.