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HSE launches consultation on safety in the adventure activities sector

Outdoor activity providers, sports clubs and teachers are among those being asked for their views on proposals to change the health and safety requirements for young people's adventure activities.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has stated that the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (AALA) will be abolished, and a 12-week long public consultation on its replacement, with a code of practice, begins today.

Safety performance in the sector is good and there have been no prosecutions brought under the Adventure Activities Licensing Regulations 2004. On this basis, HSE considers the provision and use of adventure activities to be low risk.

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