Scottish Govt consultation on alternative to AALA
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Scottish Govt consultation on alternative to AALA

Author:IOL FE
Date Added:09 January 2012
Scottish Government consultation on alternative to AALA
 
The Scottish Government has opened its consultation to identify an appropriate replacement for the current AALA regime.  This is independent of the work currently being undertaken by the HSE working group and reporting to Westminster DWP minister Chris Grayling.  
 
The Scottish Government is considering 3 options:
  • Option 1.  The same voluntary code of practice based regime being developed by the HSE working group for Westminster
  • Option 2.  A non-statutory and voluntary safety accreditation scheme with Government input limited to promoting and encouraging participation
  • Option 3.  A statutory scheme (largely self funding) with a re-defined scope of adventurous activities
Both options 2 & 3 would currently result in separate regimes applying in different home nations across the UK.
 
IOL will formally respond to the consultation but if you wish to respond personally the link to the Scottish Government’s website is attached.  If you wish your comments to be incorporated into IOL’s response please send them to institute@outdoor-learning.org.
 
Scottish Government website HERE
 
Andy Robinson
CEO of IOL and member of HSE working group representing adventurous activity providers

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