Risk Management and Safety

AAC(UK) Safety Contacts

If you have a safety concern please contact the AAC(UK) Office.

Incident reporting

If you are involved in an incident or a near miss then please complete an incident report and forward it to the AAC(UK) Office. Please ensure that this is done within three days of the incident where possible, or as soon as possible thereafter.

It is only by reporting incidents and near misses that the AAC(UK) can understand and learn from what is happening. It is only by learning from incidents that the AAC(UK) can introduce additional barriers and controls to reduce the future probability that incidents occur and reduce the severity of any future injuries.

External Expert Organisations / Awarding bodies for qualifications

The AAC(UK) relies on the safety protocols of a number of external expert training providers / awarding bodies for qualifications. Members looking for further details of the main external organisations and the relevant qualifications should refer to their websites:

Risk Assessments

Members organising events should complete a risk assessment prior to the event. Where an external risk assessment form is mandated for a particular activity by an external expert organisation that risk assessment form must be used. When a particular risk assessment form is not mandated, members are invited to use the risk assessment form below. An example completed risk assessment form has been included below.

  • Risk assessment form (will be available in due course).
  • Example risk assessment form (will be available in due course).

It is also recommended that members read the following document which defines the key risk management terms.

  • Risk management definitions (will be available in due course).

Risk Management Committee

The aim of the Risk Management Committee is to promote a positive safety culture throughout the AAC(UK). Safety Culture is based upon: communication, trust, shared perception of safety, shared perception of risk, confidence in the risk management protocols, promoting education and qualifications for members, being vigilant of safety and risk management issues, the basis that members are responsible for their own safety, and promotion of safety culture versus specific safety rules.

The Directors have to exercise their best endeavours to ensure that the number of Directors on the RMC does not form the majority of the total members of the RMC. For this reason there are currently four non-executive members of the RMC. The Chief Safety Officer is a non-executive role and can be contacted via the email address at the top of this page. Details of the other non-executive members of the RMC can be obtained from the AAC(UK) Office by request.

Alpine Safe

The AAC(UK) has a responsibility to provide information to members and leaders about what is expected of them on AAC(UK) events. This information is included within the Alpine Safe document. Members have a responsibility to read and understand the Alpine Safe document.

  • Link to Alpine Safe Document (will be available in due course).

[Updated 17 October 2018]

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