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Safety Management

Safety Management System for educational visits

By booking with NST, you'll have the reassurance of our verified Safety Management System (SMS).

For your protection, our SMS covers:

  • 24-hour emergency cover
  • Audited accommodation & transport
  • Excursions & school visit assessment
  • Group leader preview visits

You can download our SMS Policy document here.

We’ve already done some of the necessary safety assessments for you to help reduce your workload. We can also assist you with your own risk assessments by providing preview visits and a practical guidance booklet on assessing risk to save you valuable time.

School Travel Forum – assurance for teachers when organising an educational visit

NST is an Assured Member of the School Travel Forum (STF) and in booking with us you can be secure in the knowledge that we:

  • Understand and facilitate the needs of educational travel
  • Have effective Safety Management Systems in place, specifically focused on travelling with young students
  • Offer fair terms and conditions and the best financial security

To ensure our health and safety standards are maintained, NST’s systems and procedures are fully audited annually by independent experts.

You can download our School Travel Forum Certificate of Compliance here.

STF membership is the benchmark for good educational visit providers in the UK; consequently it is an Awarding Body for the prestigious Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge. Our UK office was one of the first UK educational travel companies to have been awarded the LOtC Council’s Quality Badge – your guarantee that we offer high quality teaching and learning experiences, and manage safety on school visits effectively.

The Outdoor Education Advisors Panel (OEAP) endorses the Quality Badge and requests Local Authorities to recommend the use of Badged Providers and require the minimum of additional paperwork where Quality Badge accreditation is in place.

This means that you can book your next school visit with confidence, meet your due diligence and reduce the amount of External Provider paperwork necessary.

You can download our Quality badge certificate here.