Proposed Replacement for AALA Licensing Scheme

It is proposed to replace the licensing regime for adventure activities established under the Activity Centres (Young Persons’ Safety) Act 1995 in England.

An HSE consultation document sets out proposals for replacement arrangements for adventure activities.

Replacement arrangements are needed to implement the recommendation in the report Common Sense Common Safety to abolish the licensing of four specified adventure activities by the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority, which will occur following the necessary legislative change at a later date. It is intended to replace AALA licensing with a non-statutory code of practice.

Questions on the general characteristics of future arrangements will be of interest to providers of adventure activities, as well as their clients and others with an interest. Responses should be sent by to HSE by 21 September 2011

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