OutdoorsMark is a safety-focused systems audit designed by the New Zealand outdoors community for the New Zealand outdoors community.
Temporary Hold on Adventure Activity audit applications
Outdoors NZ has announced from 19 February a temporary hold on new applications for the OutdoorsMark programme. We are currently working through ways to build our capacity with the support of WorkSafe NZ, and will update you at the beginning of March.
In the meantime, adventure activity operators should continue to develop their safety management systems and supporting documentation in readiness for audit.
Operators who require further support and advice should contact WorkSafe NZ at email@example.com
OutdoorsMark is suitable for a wide range of adventure activity providers from sole traders to multi-activity outdoor centres, and is flexible enough to cater for all circumstances.
OutdoorsMark provides an independent process for assessing the robustness of operational safety policies, procedures and practices for alignment with currently accepted adventure activity standards and guidelines.
OutdoorsMark is awarded to operators who achieve the required standard and is valid for a period of up to three years. OutdoorsMark-certified operators sign a certification programme agreement and are entitled to display the OutdoorsMark certificate and logo.
OutdoorsMark audits are conducted by approved OutdoorsMark auditors.
OutdoorsMark is administered, managed, and promoted by Outdoors New Zealand (ONZ), the lead organisation supporting outdoor recreation, outdoor education and adventure activity providers in New Zealand. Encouraging best practice and continuous improvement in outdoors safety and programme delivery is a key area of focus for ONZ. Strict processes are in place within the ONZ operational structure to safeguard the impartiality of certification decisions.
OutdoorsMark is recognised by:
- WorkSafe NZ
- Department of Conservation
- Ministry of Education
- Maritime NZ
- Sport NZ
- NZ Mountain Safety Council
- Water Safety NZ
- NZ Outdoor Instructors Association
- Education Outdoors NZ
- Secondary Principals Council
OutdoorsMark was launched by the Minister for Sport and Recreation, Hon. Trevor Mallard on 1 March 2004 in the New Zealand Parliament.
For more information, contact the OutdoorsMark team:
Phone: 04 385 7287