Shamwari Conservation Experience

Health and Safety

Briefing

All participants will be given a health and safety briefing as part of their welcome orientation and briefing

  • First Aid kits are available on-site and per student vehicle.
  • Fire extinguishers, fire horn and related fire drill with exit indicators are set out.
  • Shamwari is a malaria-free area.
  •  All medical costs are for own account of the participants and are required to be paid in cash (no terms allowed) to medical service providers. We advise a minimum amount of 5,000.00 ZAR be kept in credit per participant for this service, should the need arise. Please note that medical and other travel insurances are not recognized locally as cash payment in settlement of any service provider. Local medical service providers will supply you with the necessary documentation with which to lodge your claim on return home.
  • Please note that all medical services in South Africa are on a paid basis and medical insurance is not recognised as cash or means of payment and will generally only act to service claims and recovery of funds on a reclaim basis.
  • There are strict access control measures with no unauthorised individuals allowed on the property.
  • M.O.Ds are identified and available for any general assistance or should any incident or accident arise.
  • Health and Safety audits and risk assessment are reviewed and updated periodically.
  • Pest control measures are in place and serviced at regular intervals.
  • Some areas in South Africa have a high crime prevalence rate and should be avoided.
  •  H.I.V / AIDS is of high prevalence in South Africa thus we advise that all the necessary precaution be taken.
  • There may be a high prevalence of snakes and other potentially dangerous reptiles, especially in the hot summer months.  Should any participants come across such animals, they are to cautiously avoid any close contact and remove themselves from the area immediately. We ask that participants do not confront or attempt to handle any such species and that all such incidents are reported to the manager on duty or student coordinator immediately.

Policy for the safety and protection of Vulnerable Children and Adults

Shamwari Conservation Experience strongly believes and promotes a policy which aims to protect and safeguard children and adults that may be vulnerable to any forms of discrimination, prejudice or abuse, whether verbal, physical or other. As part of this focus, the safety and best interest of our guests, staff, service providers, suppliers and community members are paramount and of consideration. We accordingly and in no-way promote, condone, or will be party to any form of sexual, racial, religious, economic or other forms of discrimination or prejudice. The protection of vulnerable youth and age, especially those suffering from and under mental and or physical disabilities and constraints, is of consideration and concern to us. We appeal to all parties concerned, to adhere to and assist us in the implementation of this policy, through acting with compassion, respect and consideration when engaging with fellow human beings.