First in Expeditions!

Adventure Lifesigns takes the Health and Safety of its staff and Explorers extremely seriously. As a founding member of the Expedition Providers Association we were instrumental in helping to create the LOtC Overseas Expedition Quality Badge and have been independently assessed by the Adventure Activity Associates. The LOtC Quality Badge covers the preparation and execution of adventurous activities abroad so that the level of risk included is reasonable and acceptable. Our Chief Executive is also the current Chairman of the Expedition Providers Association.


Our staff are individually selected to lead groups overseas. Selection of staff is based on many factors, including both hard and soft skills. We select our Expedition Leaders for their ability to communicate with groups and be fun people to have around! All expedition staff must complete an arduous training and selection process, assessed by our experienced core team of instructors. All key staff have undertaken training in Off-Site Safety Management.


Expeditions are equipped with a Satellite Telephone, Personal Locator Beacon, Satellite Tracking Beacon and a Global Positioning System Handset (GPS). As well as having advanced remote medical qualifications, our Expedition Leaders are linked to a 24-hour “teli-medical” system with UK doctors on-call 24-hours a day.


Our Operations Room is active 24-hours a day, whilst groups are overseas. With our team of highly qualified incident managers on alert to coordinate rescue work.

We utilise the services of Remote Medical Support. RMS provide all of our field staff with a 24-hour additional back-up medical service along with access to specialist trauma counsellors.


Adventure Lifesigns is a partner of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's concept 'Know Before You Go', which offers travel advice for a wide range of travellers and trips.

We were the first to introduce satellite tracking as standard on  our expeditions. This means that we always know where our teams are anywhere in the world in real time.

Adventure Lifesigns are members of the British Safety Council.

Adventure Lifesigns are one of the founding members of the Expedition Providers Association - an organisation dedicated to expedition safety.

Our expeditions are linked 24-hours a day to the specialist travel doctors at Interhealth.

Adventure Lifesigns staff were the first expedition company to become registered as RLSS National Water Safety Management Programme trainers.


Adventure Lifesigns were one of the first companies in the UK to be awarded the Learning Outside of the Classroom Quality Badge.

All Adventure Lifesigns teams carry an Electronic Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) as part of their safety equipment.

Our expeditions are backed up by 24-hour satellite communication systems.

We utilise the services of WorldAware to provide accurate up to the minute security advice to our 24-hour operations room and expedition sites.

The Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System provides real-time alerts about natural disasters around the world and tools to facilitate response coordination, including media monitoring, map catalogues and a Virtual On-Site Operations Coordination Centre.

Adventure Lifesigns subscribe to the services of the Centres for Disease Control (CDC) to ensure our expeditions are informed of any medical issues in-country in real time.

Our 24 hour operations room is linked to the Global Incident Map, providing up to the minute global security and safety news 24 hours a day.

Adventure Lifesigns subscribe to the NGO Security Database of the Humanitarian Innovation Fund.

We work closely with the Diving Diseases Research Centre to ensure that Explorers receive the correct specialist treatment worldwide if required.

We work closely with Risk Lifesigns to ensure that our expeditions remain alert to possible security issues.

Adventure Lifesigns are self certified against British Standard 8848.

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