The safety, security, and wellbeing of our participants are our first priority.
We have a membership with an incredibly well-regarded organisation within international development circles, international SOS, to ensure treatment, world-class medical advice and, in the unlikely event it is required, medical evacuation services are available at all times while in the countries in which we work. More information on International SOS can be found on their website, https://www.internationalsos.com.
We conduct extensive reconnaissance missions to ensure the safety and security of locations prior to commissioning projects so as to ensure students work in safe conditions. We maintain communications with the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and local expat networks to ensure that we remain up to date with our understanding of the safety of the regions in which we operate. If the safety of the area in which we are working is brought into serious question at any stage of the project, operations will cease and students will return to safety.
All Leaders have had considerable training and hold current First Aid certificates.
As we do operate in developing countries, there are elements that are outside of our control. The local population are welcoming, and recognise Project Everest Ventures. We are located in relatively safe areas, and would not accept or encourage situations of high risk.