Tollymore National Outdoor Centre is an accredited “Adventuremark” provider and as such adopts a pragmatic approach to the risks and benefits of participating in challenging and demanding adventure activities in the natural environment. Staff at Tollymore work to a range of risk management protocols and the systems that we operate to are available for individuals and groups to check, for activity providers to make use of in developing their own systems or for anyone to make use of.
What is Adventuremark?
Adventuremark is a non-statutory safety accreditation scheme devised by the Adventure Activity Industry Advisory Committee (AAIAC
) for providers of adventurous activities that are outside the scope of the Adventure Activity Licensing regulations. AAIAC has appointed Adventure Activity Associates Ltd. to operate Adventuremark on its behalf.
Adventuremark allows providers to demonstrate to their customers or users that the provider's arrangements for managing the potential risks of adventure activities have been inspected and found to meet the AAIAC Provider Accreditation standards which define “good practice” in the adventure activity industry. All Providers who hold Adventuremark will have undergone an inspection to confirm compliance.
Who is Adventuremark for?
Some providers are required by law to hold an AALA Licence for the activities that they provide commercially to young people (you can find out more information about Adventure Activity Licensing here
). However, a great many activities and providers are not covered by AALA e.g. providers working with adults and families, providers who deliver out of scope activities, providers delivering in scope activities in a low risk environment. The Adventuremark badge confirms that the holder conforms to the necessary standards of good practice in all these situations.