Safety is number one priority in Outward Bound. By safety, we mean comprehensive physical, mental and social safety which are worked on during the course so that no one is in danger of:
* hurting or injuring oneself
* compromising one’s mental stability or
* compromising one’s social status.
Outward Bound Finland supervises instructor’s required skill level and organizes regularly opportunities for further training. Outward Bound International carries out an international security inspection for Outward Bound Finland every two years. OBF also follows the official regulations and laws in Europe and in Finland for securing safety in the field.
Outward Bound Finland is responsible for objectively choosing suitable instructors for each course by evaluating the required skills in safety, technical skills, pedagogical skills, personal skills, experience, special areas of expertise and the instructor’s situation in life. The basic principle is that our instructors must be able to operate in much more demanding conditions than they are taking the group into.
Outward Bound Finland’s instructors are professional trainers and facilitators and each of them has their own expertise and strengths. They come from different backgrounds and are chosen much for their ability to lead and deal with people as they are for their interpersonal and technical skills. You can read more about our team from here.