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Adventure Activity Licensing Review

Fri 26 January 2018

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is reviewing the delivery and scope of the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (AALA) on behalf of Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

The Scottish Adventure Activities Forum (SAAF) will be hosting three National forums supported by Scottish Government on the HSE reveiw, and they would welcome anyone to attend.

Please note, with reference to the new proposals from the HSE review, one of the options may impact on activities and activity providers who previously were not required to obtain accreditation.  
The discussion document here provides full details.  The purpose of these forums will be to:

A. Ensure the wider industry is aware of the most recent developments.
B. Highlight the potential impact of the three options proposed by HSE.
C. Facilitate discussion around the three options.   
D. Record to the best of our ability, the discussions and more importantly the broad views specifically of Scotland. 
E. Provoke discussion and thought in order to ensure responses to the HSE Discussion Paper.

  • 1st Forum  Date - 6th February  Time - 5.30pm to 8.30pm.  Venue - Scottish Government building in Leith, Victoria Quay, conference room 1.
  • 2nd Forum Date - 8th Feb, Time - 5 - 8 PM, Venue - Glenmore Lodge, Aviemore.                           
  • 3rd Forum Date - 13th Feb, Time - 5.30 - 8.30 PM, Venue - Maryhill Burgh Halls, Gairbraid Avenue Glasgow
Please confirm your attendance by contacting   Confirmation of attendance will be upon a first come basis.

HSE are seeking input on: 
• The questions within the document
• The three options under consideration for the future of AALA
• The initial assessment of the costs and benefits of the proposed changes as set out in the impact assessment

SCA will submit a response to HSE and is keen for the views of SCA members on these items in order to inform our response. Any input will be welcomed by the 20th February to