When you go on an Oyster project you can be confident that:

  • We have carried out a risk assessment to identify any potential risks to health, safety and security, as well as ways in which these can be prevented
  • Regular checks are made on any accommodation, transport and equipment provided at the project
  • We use reputable local firms for transporting our participants, in line with local standards
  • There will be an Oyster representative locally to help you in any emergency
  • Emergency procedures exist for every project
  • You will be briefed on how to stay healthy and safe before departure
  • There will be access to first aid and medical care nearby
  • Our UK and overseas staff are experienced at planning and managing your trip
  • You will be given full information about the project, cost, Oyster’s conditions and any risk factors before you decide to book
  • We monitor political and security developments carefully and pay close attention to Foreign Office travel advice
  • Your money will be protected through our comprehensive insurance policies and our ATOL bond (if we book your flight)
  • You will understand your responsibilities when leaving the project for independent trips (known as ‘downtime’).

The Year Out Group has written an excellent guide on BS8848.

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