Risk Assessment and Safety Policy
NALS is committed to promoting a positive learning environment that supports physical and emotional well-being of all participants. We take great pride in our safety management and risk assessment of all our outdoor programs.
All outdoor activities involve hazards like landslides, wild rivers, extreme temperatures and so on. A simple day hike can become dangerous and potentially life threatening, due to error in judgment or the unpredictable forces of nature.
The remoteness of the areas in which we travel can create complex emergency situations that have no simple solutions. It is not uncommon to be days from medical help. The majority of medical incidents (sprains, fever, cold, diarrhea, etc.) may be treated in the field. A more serious incident, such as a fracture, will require evacuation of the patient to a medical facility.
NALS uses third party modes of transport during the programs. It could be trains, buses, airplanes or other arrangements. It must be realized that NALS has no control over their operational safety and expertise, other than only supervising their efficient functioning to meet our schedules.
It is very important you understand that there are risks. NALS does not guarantee your safety but will do everything within reasonable means, to keep you safe. The risk of injury, even serious injury or death, is unavoidable in the outdoor environment in which we operate. Indeed, much of the value of a NALS course lies in learning how to identify hazards and adapt behavior, not only on the course, but also for a lifetime of enjoying the outdoors.
Good physical conditioning and a positive mental attitude are essential. Each participant plays an important role in the success of a NALS program. Due to wide variety of programs and locations, it should be generally assumed that participants will sleep outdoors, generally in groups, sometimes prepare their own meals and are expected to take care of themselves without supervision in weather conditions that can be extreme. Before you arrive, thoroughly read all materials we send you, and contact us if you have questions.
Careful and meticulous planning goes into each program, the route chosen and the equipment used. Team leaders are qualified persons from recognized institutes or have great depth and sufficient experience in the area of work. Participants are briefed upon arrival, about the program schedule, terrain involved and how to take care of themselves. They are given a set of do’s and don’ts so that they are well informed.
We at NALS respect your right to privacy and shall strive to keep your personal details secure.
Data Collection & Use
We collect personally identifiable data to provide stated service and customized products. The personal data collected includes, your full name, address, contact numbers, e-mail IDs, emergency numbers, birth date and/or age, and such other information that can be used to identify you. The data collected about you during the registration / admission process is strictly for use during the course and upon completion of the course the data is archived.
NALS registers your e-mail ID to send newsletters, event related information and details of new course or trek program regularly. The option to unsubscribe is provided in such mails as it is not our policy to spam.
NALS does not share or sell your personal data with other entities, unless if it is so required under the law or if a legal process mandates the use of such data.
Use of Photographs
NALS uses several photographs of participants during the training taken at various camps for use on our website and other promotional material. These pictures are chosen with great care and diligence. Please notify us if you feel that your privacy has been intruded into.
Our website carries links to other websites and we have no control or responsibility over their privacy policies. Online payment during registration requires submission of credit card and such other details to the 3rd party internet payment gateway (IPG) contracted by us. NALS has no access to such financially sensitive data other than tracking the flow of your payment.
If you feel or suspect that your data has been misused, kindly notify us immediately and we shall respond as soon as possible to investigate and rectify the mistake. Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org for report website abuse..