Health & Safety

Your safety is paramount at Craggy Island.  Whether you are a registered Craggy climber or visiting us for a course or instruction we go to great lengths to ensure you are as safe as possible.

While the ultimate responsibility lies with yourself, our staff are trained to seek out unsafe climbing practices that might put a climber and those around them in danger. We also have stringent regular safety checks in place for all our equipment.

Our Employer’s and Public Liability Insurance is provided by Leisure Insure.

We employ the services of Northgate Arinso who ensure our Health and Safety practices are up to date, current and effective. Northgate also take an active role in the production and upkeep of our risk assessments. Northgate only employs the highest calibre Health and Safety consultants, who are qualified members of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) or the International Institute of Risk Safety Management (IIRSM).

Craggy Island is a full member of the Association of British Climbing Walls. As the representative body of Climbing Centre Managers and Owners, the ABC issues guidelines for the safe running of indoor climbing walls. Craggy Island has taken care to incorporate the ABC guidelines in the running of the business and has exceeded the level of ABC safety requirements in a number of areas.

We also work alongside the British Mountaineering Council to promote climbing activities as a sport to be accessible and enjoyed by all.

While we cannot guarantee anyone’s safety while visiting Craggy Island, you will be pleased to learn that we have an excellent safety record in an industry that is already declared a low risk against most other sports.

If you need more details of our safety procedures, please contact us.



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