Safety on Tour
Accommodation & Transport
All accommodation and transport suppliers we work with must hold valid licenses and insurance, and comply with the requirements of the appropriate governing bodies and regulatory licensing authorities. We also require them to complete our own safety checklists to meet high standards. For accommodation, these cover fire safety, food management, swimming pools and security. For transport suppliers, we assess driver hours, driver recruitment, vehicle maintenance and emergency procedures.
Excursions & Activities
From zip lining in the forest canopy to riding a jet boat around Sydney Harbour, we assess all the activities and excursions on our tours for your safety. We use our own internal guidelines and require suppliers to complete relevant safety checklist paperwork based on the activity’s level of risk.
Completing a risk assessment of your tour is vital in protecting the health and safety of your group, as well as getting the trip approved and signed off. The potential risks for every group are different, so we are unable to do your risk assessment for you, however we’re always on-hand to offer expert advice and help. You can follow our Step-by-step guide to risk assessment, which takes the hard work out of the task with a simple, methodical approach.
Help with paperwork
Local education authorities and senior management often require specific documentation from school groups before they will approve their trip. With years of experience, we know the type of information they need and give you expert advice on making this process as straightforward as possible.
Round the clock assistance
If you have any queries or emergencies while on tour, we guarantee that an experienced member of staff will be on hand to help you 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our dedicated team have the skills and worldwide knowledge to respond to incidents and assist you with anything you may need. Our emergency 24-hour contact number can be found within the Tour Manager's final documentation pack.
Teamlink Sports Tours (part of Gullivers Sports Travel) can offer the highest level of financial protection. All of our tours are IATA, ATOL and ABTA bonded, protecting your group against unforeseen events. We have public liability insurance up to £10,000,000 and are a member of the Federation of Tour Operators (FTO). All tour members are required to hold adequate and valid travel insurance, which we can provide.
We’re happy to help you carry out an inspection trip before your tour, for example to carry out risk assessments. We provide services at cost price and help with your travel planning. If you join one of our group familiarisation tours, you can even have the price of the visit refunded against your upcoming group tour. Familiarisation Tours are escorted by top Gullivers managers and allow Tour Leaders to get to know the destination and try excursions in advance of the main group tour.
Useful Safety Links