Health & Safety

We pride ourselves on our excellent Health and Safety record. The feedback that we receive from Companies, Schools and Youth Organisations, Families and Stag & Hen Groups continually rates Oaker Wood as a friendly, caring and safe environment in which their organisation can participate and enjoy all activities whilst on site.

What qualifications/certifications do your staff have?

All of our staff are required to pass enhanced DBS checks, and senior Instructors all hold First Aid Certificates. Every staff member receives extensive in-house training, and throughout the year our staff are regularly monitored across the activities we offer.

ERCA(European Ropes Course Association) – all of our Senior Instructors hold ERCA Qualifications and all staff undergo an annual CPD refresher course with a qualified ERCA instructor to renew and refresh their training.

What are your health and safety procedures?

We have comprehensive risk assessments for all of our activities and a Health & Safety policy, which are regularly monitored and reviewed. Please get in touch to request copies.


All our safety equipment is checked prior to all activity sessions. We have a rigorous inspection procedure as outlines in our policies and all equipment is replaced as per industry guidelines.

Food Hygiene

Food is procured from reputable sources and stored safely. Food hygiene is controlled by trained staff, our kitchens are also inspected by the food hygiene agency.


We have our own comprehensive public liability insurance to cover all of our visitors whilst on site, however you will need to take out trip insurance to cover yourselves for any eventualities during the journey, or if you need to cancel the trip.

Registration and Consent Forms

For private parties we ask all parents to complete a Parental Consent form agreeing to their child participating in the activities. All participants aged 16+ should complete an activity registration form on arrival.

All forms are available to download here.