Safety Management System
Anglia Tours is an Assured Member of the School Travel Forum (STF) and in booking with us you can be secure in the knowledge that we:
- Understand and facilitate the needs of educational travel
- Have effective Safety Management Systems in place, specifically focused on travelling with young students
- Offer fair terms and conditions and the best financial security
To ensure our Health and Safety standards are maintained our systems and procedures are fully audited annually by independent experts.
STF membership is the benchmark for good school tour providers; consequently it is an Awarding Body for the prestigious Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge which Anglia was awarded in 2011.
The Outdoor Education Advisors Panel (OEAP) endorses the Quality Badge and requests Local Authorities to recommend the use of Badged Providers and require the minimum of additional paperwork where Quality Badge accreditation is in place.
This means that you can book your trip with confidence, meet your due diligence and reduce the amount of External Provider paperwork necessary.
“Evidence… indicates the achievement of all LOtC quality standards to a high standard.”
Argent Health & Safety, Quality Audit, November 2016
What does our Safety Management System encompass?
Anglia Tours considers the safety of all who travel with us to be our number one priority. We select our coach providers based on their safety, reliability and suitability for working with young people. We constantly review this provision through our comprehensive SMS and feedback from our team of guides. We are the only Schools’ Tour Operator in England to have been awarded BUSK Approved member status and our high safety standards ensure coach drivers on school trips are suitably accommodated to help reduce driver fatigue. For more information on BUSK and the list of approved tour operators please go to: http://www.busk-uk.co.uk
All accommodation we use complies with EU or local safety regulations and is subject to an inspection programme in accordance with STF requirements.
PRE TOUR PRESENTATION
Prior to any residential tour a member of Anglia staff will offer to visit the school and give a presentation to the students, their parents and teaching staff. This presentation gives an overall view of the aims of the tour and more specific details concerning safety, food and accommodation.
VISITS AND THE THREAT FROM TERRORISM
The current global situation means the possibility of being close to, or caught up in, a terrorist attack is a risk faced by us all. Like all risks this needs to be kept in perspective and managed in a thoughtful and proportionate way. Please see the latest advice from the Outdoor Education Advisory Panel regarding foreign travel and questions around terrorism.
We also advise you to visit the FCO website www.fco.gov.uk
24-HOUR EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE
Anglia Tours Ltd is one of the only schools tours operator which, as a matter of course, puts guides on all of its tours. In an emergency they are the first point of contact. They are supported, in turn, by a Duty Officer, available 24 hours a day on a mobile number issued to the lead teacher by their guide. In the unlikely event of a major emergency an incident room would be set up at the Anglia offices and manned to give fast, efficient and coordinated responses.
All students and staff who travel on tours booked with us and originating in the UK, are automatically covered by Anglia’s Client Travel Insurance policy, underwritten by QBE Insurance. Full details of all benefits and terms are available in the policy document which can be downloaded here.