Pharos has been a subscribed partner of the The Foreign & Commonwealth Office’s proactive and helpful Travel Aware programme for a number of years. A host of useful advice and tips can be found on the Travel Aware site www.gov.uk/travelaware.
It’s great to see the FCO specifically mentioning British Standard 8848 in their advice for overseas adventure travel. Julian Penney, Pharos’ MD was part of the committee of industry experts that together drafted the original standard in 2007 and remains part of the committee today. For more information about British Standard 8848, a consumer advice leaflet can be downloaded from the Travel Aware webpage. If you are a tour operator, school or other organisation that would like to know how to benchmark safety management systems against BS8848, please contact us.