Inspire Worldwide provides 24-hour operational support to all of our teams whilst they are overseas. Our trained and experienced team can handle any problem that may occur, from helping to resolve passport and visa issues to coordinating medical evacuations.
Experienced Trip Leaders
We have a fantastic team of Leaders who are all passionate about community development and cultural understanding. We are also different to most other trip providers in that we always provide two Team Leaders for every group to ensure you have the best possible support on the ground. For school teams you are also accompanied by two teachers from your school who provide pastoral support to the group.
All of our Leaders are selected based on their experience, skills and personal qualities and must meet our stringent checks. They all undergo training in Inspire's Operational Procedures, Safety Management, Risk Assessment and Teamwork. In addition to this we also request that, except for exceptional circumstances, all Team Leaders work as Assistant Leaders before they lead a team for themselves, so they can 'learn the ropes' from one of our experiened Leaders.
Our Leaders are also supported while they are away by our fantastic in-country agents and partner charities who are our local experts and in most cases also good friends as well as colleagues!
Corporate Conformity to BS8848:2014
One of Inspire’s main responsibilities as a Tour Operator is to ensure all the activities that the group take part in whilst they are overseas are safe, have been fully assessed and comply with health and safety policies and best practice guidelines.
All the ventures provided by Inspire Worldwide conform to British Standard 8848:2014, as independently assessed and declared by The Young Explorers’ Trust on the basis of the operating procedures and safety management systems evidenced and sample ventures examined in Oct 2014. This accreditation is valid for 3 years.
Inspire Worldwide are part of the Wilderness Expertise Group - which provides us with both medical and safety advice and support. In the event of a mjaor incident affecting one of our teams the WE team, as well as IW are on-call to help provide an extra level of support to all our teams and leaders overseas, as well as parents, friends and school organisers back at home.
Medical and communication equipment
Each team is equipped with a comprehensive medical kit which is vetted and recommend by our Medical Advisors. All teams are also provided with mobile phones and local and international sims. For teams who may be travelling to more remote areas where mobile access is poor, we will always provide a satellite phone.
We work with and consult a range of experts at the top of their fields, from mountaineering to medicine, to ensure our trips are designed and managed to the highest standards and best practice guidance (inc. BS:8848;2014 and the OEAP)
Every student, parent and teacher is given access to their own team’s personalised website through the 'Trip Portal' link. Here you can access everything from trip information packs and itineraries to the specific risk assessments, safety management and provision for your team.
Project Specific Risk Assessments
At Inspire, we don't believe in sending teams to parts of the world where we haven't been to before. One of our experienced Head Office staff members will always have visited the country and charity partner where you will be going.