What We Do
AAIAC, the Adventure Activities Industry Advisory Committee, is the sector’s lead body for safety in adventure activities. It is representative of a wide range of stakeholders from the UK adventure activities sector and is supported by the Institute for Outdoor Learning.
taking a coordinating role in safety accreditation of adventurous activity and managing, developing and growing Adventuremark.
being a single contact point for Government and other agencies in the areas of safety, risk management and good practice.
being a single point of contact for all stakeholders, sharing good practice, developing standards and guidance
The Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Quality Badge and Adventuremark are non-statutory quality and safety badges respectively. Both are supported by the AAIAC.
The Department for Education (DfE) has launched a manifesto to support LOtC. As part of this initiative, DfE is introducing a badging regime for quality learning provision (including safety) entitled LoTC Quality Badge.
For guidance on criteria on LOtC Quality Badge website listing click here
AAIAC was restructured in 2019 to be accountable to Adventure UK, which meets annually to receive an annual report and to provide direction, guidance and support on its strategic plan.
Adventure UK is the body of representative organisations who oversee the election of AAIAC members and its work plan.
The AAIAC Committee
The ten members of AAIAC are elected from all areas of the sector.
Elections for at least five places on AAIAC take place every three years.
- Chris Proud
- Jo Barnett
- Leo Hoare
- Pete Caterall
- Glen Probert
- Gary Dovey
- Tracey Evans
- Andy Taylor (Chair)
- Elspeth Mason
- Peter White
- Paul Kenwright
- Steve Woods
- Will Close Ash
- Tim Wild
- Phil Dale
- Jane Campbell Morrison (Coopted)
The following are currently Observer Members:
- John Cousins
- Paul Donovan
- Representation from HSE and AALS
Approved Schemes and Accredited Providers
AAIAC Multi Activity Approved Schemes
- AHOEC (Association of Heads of Outdoor Education Centres)
- BAPA (British Activity Providers Association)
- BC (British Canoeing)
AAIAC Activity Specific Approved Schemes
- MT (Mountain Training)
- MIAS (Mountain Biking Instructors Award Scheme)
- BASI (British Association of Skiing Instructors)
Resources and Guidance Documents
Resources for the Outdoor Sector