Our long-standing reputation for safety is one of the most often-stated reasons for using Outward Bound, and having evolved over 75 years, we are considered as one of the most experienced in our field.
All of our stakeholders demand the highest standards of safety, and we recognise the importance of this. In addition to our own internal systems, policies, reviews and risk assessments, every two years Outward Bound Oman undergoes an external examination by Outward Bound International.
How can the participants’ families stay in contact with participants?
You will have to let your families know that your mobile phones and all electronics except cameras will be taken away from you into our safekeeping for the entire duration of your course. For any emergency, they can contact our office on 24539788, who will be in touch with the instructors during the course. All our instructors on the course will also have the emergency contacts of your family members should we need to contact them.
What kind of safety training do your instructors undergo?
Our instructional staff undergo intensive training, both here in Oman, and through visiting Outward Bound schools elsewhere in the world, in Singapore, UK and South Africa. All are police cleared, and hold up to date wilderness first responder and first aid certificates. All undertake defensive driving and child psychology courses, and undergo a programme of continuous professional development to ensure they operate at the highest possible levels.