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Safety is our top priority with every activity we run. Learn about all the things we do to minimise risk for your adventures.

Safety Management System 

We operate a comprehensive system while using modern technology to gather data and keep it simple for our team.

The system comprises of:

  • High Level Safety Management Plan
    • Driving and Transport Policy
    • Child Protection Policy
    • Safety Calendar
  • Organisation Crisis Management Plan
  • Three-Tier Hazard Management System
    • Tier One – Environment Specific coupled with AMPs (Activity Management Plans)
    • Tier Two – Location specific coupled with LMPs (Location Management Plans)
    • Tier Three – New or recent Hazards – live reporting and notifications
We are always happy to provide documentation for your group’s booked activity. 


Registered as an adventure activity provider with Work Safe and audited by Adventure Mark.

Safety first

Safety is our number one priority. This starts with the Peel Forest Outdoor Centre’s team culture. We pride ourselves in allowing for open discussion and at any time. If anyone feels unsafe or if something is happing in an unsafe way, they are encouraged to speak up.


Our staff are NZIOA (New Zealand Outdoor Instructor Association), and Te Mahi Ako (formerly Skills Active) and NZRA (New Zealand Raft Association) qualified. Most of our instructors have at least 2 years’ experience in their chosen field, have graduated with a 2-year diploma and hold more than one professional outdoor qualification.

On-going training, site familiarisation, staff induction, appraisals and peer mentoring also ensure that high standards of instruction and safety are maintained. Our instructors stay current by immersing themselves in the outdoors outside of work too

We are more than happy to supply information regarding the staff working with your group if required.

Our Courses and Programmes

We are a diverse centre that offers a large range of programmes. We specialise in custom designed programmes with activities and learning outcomes chosen to suit each individual or group.

To top this off, we offer scheduled skill courses, holiday programmes and Duke of Edinburgh adventurous journeys and practices at all levels.