Photography workshops in the UK and client care

22nd April 2018
Running photography workshops and courses in the UK takes knowledge, planning and skill to run. When these courses venture beyond the relative 'safety' of the roadside these things alone aren't always sufficient.

Liability insurance, competence in looking after clients in risk environments and relevant outdoor first aid qualifications come into play. These are expensive to obtain and take a significant amount of time to achieve.

This is something I take very seriously and looking after clients is always my number one priority. If you're going on a photography tour or photography workshop somewhere in the UK or further afield that involves going beyond a simple roadside/lakeside setting, you should consider the following questions:

* Is the provider suitably qualified and competent to take me into an environment with potential risks?

* Does the provider have liability insurance to cover this activity in the event that something goes wrong?

* In the unlikely event that there is a mishap or a medical emergency, does the provider know how to look after me in the outdoor environment where extended care may be required?

If the answer to any of these questions is no, I'd encourage you to find out more information to put your mind at rest.

Personally speaking, in addition to my photography experience, I'm a qualified Mountain Leader and hold relevant liability insurance (up to £5 million) including cover for guided walking, mountain skills, wild camping and specifically, landscape photography in mountain environments.

I'm a member of the Mountain Training Association (No 129019) and hold an Outdoor First Aid Qualification (valid for 3 years) for which I've just re-qualified. This covers operation in the type of environments in which landscape photography courses take place. Finally, I hold the IOSH 'Managing Safely' qualification.

So, if you're on one of our courses, you can rest assured that as well as some great photography tuition, we'll also be properly looking after you!

Cheers, Rod


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