Safety

We offer unrivalled back-up from our expert staff, 24-hr operational support, satellite communications, international medical & security assistance and comprehensive insurance

24-hour Operational Support

World Challenge provides 24-hour operational support to all of our expedition teams. Our trained and experienced team can handle any problem that may occur, from helping to resolve passport and visa issues to coordinating medical evacuations.

Medical and communication equipment

Each expedition team is equipped with state-of-the-art satellite communications equipment – a phone and a beacon – as well as a comprehensive medical kit, handbook and expert support.

Insurance and International Assistance

Our comprehensive insurance covers search and rescue services, casualty evacuation and medical treatment for all team members, giving them the confidence to take on a real Challenge.
 
World Challenge is partnered with International SOS – a leader in the provision of both medical and security advice and support to travellers across the globe.

People on the ground

Our outstanding Expedition Leaders make sure things run smoothly and safely on every expedition, and teams are supported while they are away by In-Country Agents, who are our local experts.

Technical experts

We work with and consult a range of experts at the top of their fields, from mountaineering to medicine, to ensure our expeditions are designed and managed to the highest standards.
World Challenge is one of only 29 organisations to have been awarded an International Safety Award with Distinction by the British Safety Council; the company also won the education sector award at the 2015 British Safety Council International Safety Awards.
 
“World Challenge is committed to running the safest expeditions possible. Each year we take over 10,000 young people on educational expeditions to over 40 destinations. We have worked hard over the last 26 years to develop an excellent reputation for our approach to safety and how we operate. Our policies and procedures reflect industry good-practice and comply with The British Standard for Overseas Expeditions and Fieldwork (BS 8848) and Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC). This award is a fantastic achievement and testament to the hard work across the board.”
World Challenge Global Operations Director Stuart Morris

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