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In support of the increasing popularity of adventure tourism, Line Business Services Ltd has brought together a team of specialists in this global industry. Together they have over 100 years of experience in auditing a very wide range of adventure activities.
Our own senior team is backed up by access to many other experts throughout the world who are available to undertake independent audits for activity providers, enabling them to achieve an independent BS 8848 certification. Such certification will give commercial providers increased credibility in the marketplace, and will provide assurance for institutional providers (schools, colleges etc) that their staff have the skills to organise activities in line with good safety practice.
Our consultants have experience in all areas and environments around the world, from the freezing landscapes of the Arctic, to the mountains of the Himalayas and the world’s most remote jungles and deserts.
We can provide basic information on how best to manage your venture, giving you advice on safety issues you may not have considered and giving you assurance that the risks associated with the adventure activities you have organised have been identified and the action necessary to manage them has been taken or planned for (as appropriate). Alternatively, we can provide a full audit of your systems to BS 8848 standard, which may include a visit to the venture provider at their activity location.
If you are a provider of adventure activities we can appoint a technical advisor to provide information on the latest best practice, or even help you gain an Independent BS 8848 Certification. By assessing or auditing your safety operating procedures we can enhance your corporate status to potential end users, making you the attractive choice for future clients giving you increased credibility.
Throughout the whole inspection and auditing process our consultants are aware of the potential impact of the activity on the global environment and are well qualified to advise on ways to minimise it.
Our consultants and local contacts are fully aware of political situations, security issues, local customs and etiquette for the countries in which they work. They will:
We are also able to provide information and training on hazardous environments and personal security issues.
William MacKay retired early as an officer in the Army to devote more time to developing a distinct niche in the market of hazardous workplace safety/security management and adventure risk. The adventure activities side compliments the consultancy and ensures competency in offering Expert Witnesses in the field of remote workplace operations, expeditions, mountaineering and skiing. As an IFMGA mountain guide William has specific interest in mountain and ski guiding.
William has a proven background in hazardous operations and adventure risk management consultancy, having formed and established the first MoD (Army) Subject Matter Expert appointment with the now well known Land Accident Investigation Team (LAIT), providing expert advice during investigations into military training, operations, adventurous training, physical training, sports and adventurous near miss incidents. In addition, the appointment with LAIT provides advice to the Government legal teams and acts as Expert Witness on military Boards of Inquiry. A vital requirement was to provide expert advice to leaders of military adventurous training expeditions worldwide, in particular operations and expeditions categorized as High Risk and/or Remote. He also advises the Army’s policy branch on Health and Safety issues and technical matters appertaining to operations, adventurous and physical training in general. William currently offers the similar service to Law Firms, Government agencies, film/television/media companies, industries and private individuals worldwide. During 2007 William was invited by BSi to join the committee involved in the designing and role out of the Standard BS 8848: a specification for the provision of visits, fieldwork, expeditions and adventurous activities outside the UK.
Ken Hames is one of the world's leading expedition leaders and explorers with 20 major expeditions worldwide to date. After an impressive military career in the Special Forces Ken opted for a new role in television, journalism and new expeditions giving disadvantaged and disabled people the chance to realise their dreams.
Ken is an accomplished mountaineer and skier but it is in the jungles and the deserts of the world that he has really left his mark forging new routes and voyages of discovery through previously unknown areas of the Andes and deep jungles of Central America. Ken is a survival and bush craft expert in all terrains; this is the sort of stuff that will really save your life rather than enhance your TV viewing!!.
As a personal coach and mentor to many leading businessmen and women and as an advisor to the British Para Olympic association Ken takes personal development very seriously. He believes in an experiential approach allowing people to experiment with their behaviours in diverse and testing environments. Ken believes that it is crucial for any leader to unlock talent and potential and get people to be engaged and empowered by seeing exciting possibilities for the future.
Mike Mooney is an experienced and successful educationalist with extensive experience in Physical and Outdoor Education, having worked as an active participant in the field for over 30 years. He has a wide range of expertise through positions of increasing responsibility during an exemplary military career, achieving the rank of Captain with the specialist qualification of Master at Arms, the highest accolade of the Army Physical Training Corps. Until recently taught Physical Education, Outdoor Education and Games to all year groups at Whitgift School. Mike is an enthusiastic individual with a concise, professional and fresh approach. Mike is also a senior coach, Sports Psychologist, competitor, trainer and organiser of all major and minor sports, sporting events, outdoor pursuits and adventurous activities. Mike is currently responsible for the development, sport and adventurous activities/training for the whole of Scotland and North of England Territorial Army personnel.
Pelle Bagewitz lives in France and works as a mountain guide around the world. Pelle has specialized himself in risk assessment and works for various clients such as school groups dealing with hazarders’ situations, or larger corporate groups handling risk acceptance. Pelles work has taken him to many places around the world and he is fluent in Swedish, English and French. Pelle also spends lot of his time in the marine environment around the globe with a preference for Indonesia.
For further information or to arrange a no obligation appointment please contact us on 0117 986 2194