Safety at CYESC is naturally our
top priority. Not only is it essential
that our guests are safe both on and off the water, it is essential that
they feel safe both on and off the water. As well as having all the
necessary safeguards in place we spend a lot of our training and development
time concentrating on the “soft skills” particularly when looking after
children and young people. For more
detailed information on safety on the water, child protection and governing
bodies, please click on the relevant link below.
Prior to every water-based
session, a micro risk assessment is carried out and only when the Chief
Instructor and Senior Instructors are happy do we commence a water-based
Once on the water all
governing body ratios are adhered to and in most cases exceeded ensuring that
we have maximum care and attention on all of our guests.
All groups are in close VHF radio contact
with each other, our safety boats, and base station ensuring maximum
communication, cover and decision making.
Centre policy stipulates that every person on the water wears a buoyancy
aid regardless of conditions and these, plus full waterproofs, are all provided
as a matter of course.
Our safety record
is exemplary and we are happy to elaborate on this on request.
All our staff and volunteers are
CRB checked and our Child Protection Policy is available on request.
The protection of children often concentrates
on a robust child protection policy and CRB checks (both of which we of course
have in place).
Child protection should
also concentrate on really tuning in with the children and allaying any fears
and concerns they may have in order to make their experience as fulfilling and
enjoyable as possible.
ourselves at CYESC on having both robust and secure systems in place to make
sure that our child protection policy is both relevant and effective. In
addition we also spend a lot of time working with teachers and parents in
training up our staff on how we should be looking after children on a more
practical and empathetic level.
For full details of our Child
Protection Policy please contact the Centre.
Christian Youth Enterprises Sailing
Centre is a member of AALA
(Adventurous Activities Licensing Authority), the
(Royal Yachting Association), and BCU
(British Canoe Union).
As well as complying with all the necessary
governing body rules and regulations, we also receive regular inspections from
the above and consistently pass with flying colours.
In addition, we receive regular checks from
(Health and Safety Executive), FSA
(Food Standards Agency) and Fire
Service. You are welcome to view all relevant documentation, including the pass
certificates from the above bodies, on request.