Technical Advice

A full range of technical advice and expert witness services to guide your school activities, maintain compliance and reduce unnecessary paperwork.

How we can help

Adventure Expeditions offers a full technical advice service to individuals, schools and organisations to help you run activities with the reassurance that you're doing things correctly.

Our aim is to enable you to run the activities that you want to while ensuring that you maintain safe practices and put in place the necessary paperwork, processes and practicalities. We focus on not only HSE compliance but practical advice to ensure that what happens on the ground ensures safety, rather than simply producing reams of paperwork that may never be read.

We are also able to offer on-site / site-specific training to enable your staff to deliver activities within school.

You will find that our approach focuses on helping you get to where you want - we want to enable you to deliver the activities and reduce unnecessary and frustrating paperwork. Our technical advice comes from years of high level experience, both on the ground and in balancing outdoor risks and benefits.


Give us a call for an informal chat through your requirements and how we may be able to help.

Making things stress-free

  • Advising on the most appropriate equipment for an activity, training staff in how to use it, care for it and store it properly, equipment record keeping;
  • Checking equipment - e.g. thorough annual/6 monthly PPE checks and records;
  • Site specific training and assessments - e.g. high and low ropes courses, climbing walls, bouldering walls;
  • Advising on risk assessment procedure, templates and accompanying staff on recces;
  • Formulating safety policies and procedures;
  • Assessing how appropriate a location is for a specific activity and making site visits/recces;
  • Continuing professional development days or workshops specific to your staff or groups;
  • Delivery of Off-Site Safety Management courses for school staff, SLTs and EVCs.

Expert Witness Support

As part of the technical advisory services provided by Adventure Expeditions and Adventure Expertise, Cat Charlton undertakes a full range of expert witness services from site visits and report writing, through to cross-examination in the courtroom.

Cat is in a unique position to combine her legal understanding and experience (LLB Law Degree, MA Medical Law - King's College London, Legal Practice Course - College of Law) with the high level MIC and IML outdoor qualifications that she holds and remains current in using.

To ensure that her skills remain up to date, Cat undertakes regular CPD and is accredited by the Cardiff University Bond Solon CUBS programme as an expert witness.

Please get in touch and ask for Cat if you would like to confidentially discuss an expert witness matter.

Can we help?

The aim of our technical advice is to help you run activities safely with confidence and minimal stress.

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