A place of greater safety

GVI’s health and safety

We believe that working abroad should be meaningful, thrilling, joyful, educational – and carry as little risk as possible. We have maintained a reputation as one of the most highly-respected sustainable development organisations in the sector over two decades by ensuring that we can successfully – and safely – manage young people in remote and challenging environments.

We are fully committed to providing extensive support throughout the process as well as the highest safety standards during your stay at any of our bases.

Our stringent support and safety operational guidelines have ensured that we are compliant with British Standard 8848, a set of requirements designed to ensure international adventure travellers the highest standard of care on their trip abroad.

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We’re incredibly serious about child protection, health and safety, and care deeply about making learning more engaging.

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Essential information you need to travel safely during the COVID-19 pandemic – including flight bookings and tests.

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Case study: GVI’s commitment to safety and security
Case study: GVI’s commitment to safety and secur...

As the saying goes: “Expect the best, plan for the worst”. Cliched or not, we take it to heart. This tenet is at the core of how GVI operates when it comes to promoting the health and safety of our participants, staff, and local community members at all of our 20+ bases around the world.

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Case study: how gvi remains prepared for natural disasters
Case study: how gvi remains prepared for natural...

The weather isn’t just a topic for polite small talk here at GVI. We have emergency action plans in place for all scenarios. So when the weather, or other natural forces, takes a nasty turn, we are prepared to respond to stormy situations.

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Case study: how GVI upholds health and safety