Health & Safety

Health & Safety

A great concern to us is the health and safety of our groups. We use our safety management system to promote safety awareness to our suppliers and staff.

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Read our Safeguarding-Policy

Read our Equity Health and Safety Policy


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Safety Management System (SMS)

Our SMS lays out our commitment to safety when organising our operations. This is achieved in part through our supplier audits, which are regularly completed to School Travel Forum guidelines, to make sure that our transport, hotel and excursion suppliers are in line with national safety standards and are appropriately documented.

We're aware of the challenges party leaders face when running educational tours, so to ensure your trip is as safe as possible, we are happy to support you with Health & Safety information to deal with other safety planning issues.

Assured Membership

School Travel Forum 

Equity is a member of the School Travel Forum (STF), a leading group of school tour operators who promote safety and good practice in school travel.
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Council for Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) 

Equity Ltd. is accredited by the LoTC and has been awarded the Quality Badge. This recognises that we have demonstrated a commitment to supplying tours and trips of educational value.
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Please click here for further information about our STF and LOtC accreditation.

ABTA Members

We are members of ABTA (The Association of British Travel Agents), membership number V5376. More information about ABTA, its code of conduct and the arbitration scheme available if you have a complaint can be found at www.abta.com
ABTA Checklist for Disabled and Less Mobile Passengers.

ATOL Protected

The air tours in our programme are protected through our ATOL (Air Travel Organiser’s Licence), number 2680, which is given to us by the CAA.

Our Coaches

Our coach operators are well established and reliable, whether chosen by us or supplied by trusted agents. All undergo an audit to make sure they provide a high standard of vehicles and drivers, which are both trustworthy and safe. Seat belts are available on all UK coaches, but this is not always the case on overseas coaches. We do however try to employ coaches with seatbelts whenever we can. Audits are carried out in accordance with standards set by the School Travel Forum.

Our Accommodation

We do our very best to choose properties which are suited to school group accommodation and audits are carried out on all the properties featured on this website. These cover all essential safety concerns, such as food hygiene, fire and pool safety, and security. The audits are carried out in accordance with standards set by the School Travel Forum.