Just because it’s fun it doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be safe. It amazes us that huge companies with the most stringent health and safety standards will hire event companies without checking health and safety, risk assessments and even whether they are covered by adequate insurance.

Team building activities can be fun without being risky. Often it’s the illusion of risk that gives an activity an edge, particularly for participants who do not regularly experience outdoor pursuits.

It’s easy enough to get this information. Good companies will have a few documents to hand that can be emailed and kept for due diligence purposes.