1st Option Safety Offer BS 8848 Compliance

1st Option Safety Offer BS 8848 Compliance

What you do is challenging, difficult and complex. Your projects often require you to travel to high risk, remote and extreme environments and your safety is of paramount importance to us.

The support that 1st Option Safety provide can now be tailored to comply with the British Standard for fieldwork, expeditions and adventurous activities outside the United Kingdom (BS 8848:2014), developed with support from the Royal Geographical Society. BS 8848 is an internationally recognised specification to minimise risks for anyone organising or taking part in an overseas production.

Using the standard, we will help you develop the procedures and practices to ensure the readiness of a production for deployment. We will also ensure that there is a safety management system in place that is proportionate to the risk and to the capabilities and experience of the participants.

We will reduce the risk to your production, and if necessary, demonstrate good practice and that a duty of care has been followed.

We will support your planning, risk assessment and mitigation and provide clear information to your team to enable informed decisions and consent and clear definition of roles and responsibilities.

If needed, we can train your team or provide the specialists required to make sure that you have the right balance of experience, skills and knowledge for your project.

Our equipment safety specialists will also ensure that you are appropriately equipped and clothed for every eventuality.

If you would like to talk to us about your high risk or extreme location production, please get in touch with highrisk@1stoptionsafety.com.

To learn more about our full range of services, download our services guide here.

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