Safety First!

Encompass Training has an enviable safety record.

Outdoor activities do have an element of risk but all activities at Great Potheridge are run in such a way as to reduce that risk. Risk assessments and operating procedures are all available to visiting groups and approving bodies.

Our centre has held a licence since the inception of the licensing scheme, R0720.

We are ‘Learning Outside the Classroom’ inspected by the British Activity Providers Association (BAPA), the industry’s trade body. See

We have a 5 star hygiene rating and have been inspected by the fire officer.

Centre Safety

The centre is in a remote location, 1/4 of a mile down a farm road, with no other houses around. We have key pads on external doors where possible, the assistant manager and staff live on-site and we have two friendly guard dogs. The house and barn complex is fire alarmed. We also have a CCTV system operating.

Our Staff

Staffing is key to running adventure activities safely.

At Encompass Training we use a range of well-qualified and experienced staff who are all fully checked by the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB).

Find out more about our staff: Meet the Team

“Instructors were excellent, very safety-conscious and had great relationships with the children and staff.”
Class Teacher, Wiltshire