We take our group safety extremely seriously at Go Below Underground Adventures, and are proud to present the following major benefits:
- We are licensed by the Adventure Activity
Licensing Authority (a branch of the Health and Safety Executive). To
obtain this licence requires an extremely rigorous inspection of all
equipment, staff, qualifications, working practices, risk assessments,
emergency procedures and more. Our licence number is L10380 and we can
be found listed as an approved provider on the HSE website.
- We never work with instructor-to-participant ratios greater than
one-to-ten, better than the industry standard guideline of
- We uniquely operate a professional repeater network in Snowdonia
so that our instructors remain in radio contact with our head office
along the whole above-ground portion of the trip (and even underground,
the instructors are able to reach radio coverage in less than 15 minutes
from any point).
In the unlikely event of a medical emergency, our instructors are able to summon assistance in a fraction of the time it would take without radio contact (there is no mobile reception on any network at most of the mines we visit).
- We have a completely unblemished safety record with zero reportable
incidents or injuries, over many thousands of visitors.
- Our Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) is maintained to the highest
standards, well over and above our legal obligations. All adventure
activity providers should hold a log of their safety equipment used
- but most of them lock it away as a confidential document.
- We don't offer a whole range of adventure activities, of which
is caving. Our instructors are underground every day, and have become
extremely proficient in working in this challenging environment. This is
all we do - and we are extremely focused at it.
- We alone maintain large stores of medical and rescue equipment
placed within each mine where we regularly operate. We also carry a
large amount of first aid supplies ranging from plasters to Celox.
- The routes through the mines that we visit are regularly inspected by qualified mining engineers that provide detailed reports and recommendations on their suitability for caving trips. We do not use any routes that have not been cleared as safe to do so.