Health & Safety
We believe that meaningful learning experiences arise organically within safe, challenging learning parameters. Therefore, China New Horizons’ top priorities are health and safety. CNH works diligently to maintain the highest international standards for adventurous and non-adventurous activities.
We commit ourselves to updating our curriculum to align with best-practice risk assessment approaches. We continuously alter and refine our Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) to reflect potential hazards within our experiential environments. We are rigorous in our staff trainings to identify and mitigate risk in the field.We also believe that experiential education should come with some level of healthy risk or perceived risk.
Research indicates that an experiential learning environment that contains some level of managed, healthy risk allows for the greatest learning outcomes to be achieved. For this reason, CNH strives to create a learning atmosphere that provides room for growth, while also maintaining international safety standards.
sea-based activity suspended
All sea-based activity will be suspended. Land-based activity will proceed to operate as normal, we will closely monitor weather changes to ensure participants' safety.
sea-based activity suspended
All sea-based activity will be suspended. Land-based activity will proceed to operate with caution, should there be adverse wind or storm, activities will continue in sheltered location such as our
all outdoor activities suspended
If T8 is hoisted 3 hours prior event:
Programme will be postponed or rescheduled.
If T8 is hoisted during event:
All activity cancelled and staff will find safe shelter for all participants
If T8 is cancelled 3 hours prior event:
Land-based will resume operation with caution should the weather permit, all sea-based activities will remain suspended until all typhoon signals is cancelled.
Our approach to managing risks includes:
Employing qualified and experienced staff and ensuring that all field staff and group leaders are trained in safe operating procedures.
Using 3rd party companies to check all technical equipment and features; including rock climbing, kayaking and hiking equipment
Establishing a 15:1 student-to-staff ratio for non-water-based activities
Establishing an 8:1 student-to-staff ratio for technical water-based activities
Utilising only reputable transportation companies, whose vehicles are fitted with safety belted seats.
Identification of the risks associated with activities and locations, as well as the development of measures to minimize these risks.
Ensuring each CNH instructor is CPR and Wilderness First Aid trained and hold Safeguarding & Child Protection certifications.
Our Pak Lap Wan site has a private campsite; night supervisors are in place to provide supervision during night time
Ensuring there are adequate communication, medical and evacuation plans and procedures in place.
Using accommodation that has fire extinguishers, fire routes and night-duty guards.
2/F, Block A,
No.5 Wang Kong Tsuen
Sai Kung, Hong Kong
Programme 2386 2918
Speedboat Transfer 9740 3229
Kayak Rental 6858 4208
Pak Lap Cafe 3129 3055