Safety and Accreditations

BS8848 Corporate Compliance
Supported By Pharos
Supported By Pharos
Approved Activity Provider for DofE
ATOL Protected Number 9281
Know Before You Go partner

Safety is, of course, a top priority for us which is why we pre-plan every aspect of each expedition and don't leave anything to chance. We have an impeccable safety record. We know exactly where our teams will be at all times: where they are eating, where they are sleeping, what transport they are using, and contingency plans are in place for every aspect of the expedition before the teams leave the UK.

Far Frontiers Expeditions has an impeccable safety record

British Standard 8848

Far Frontiers Expeditions (FFE) views the safety of its clients as paramount; to ensure the wellbeing of all stakeholders, it is vital that our procedures and processes, from inception to delivery, meet the highest possible standards. We are aligned with the British Standard: Specification for the provision of visits, fieldwork, expeditions and adventurous activities outside the United Kingdom (BS 8848: 2014).

All expeditions offered by FFE conform to BS 8848, self-assessment. To further show our commitment to the BS 8848 Standard, we also undertook other-party assessment. During this assessment process, all elements of our operating procedures and safety management systems were evaluated to ensure compliance with the Standard.

All ventures provided by Far Frontiers Expeditions conform to BS 8848:2014, declared by Line Business Services Ltd on the basis of the operating procedures and safety management systems evidenced on 16.10.17 and a sample of ventures examined to the year-end 2018.


Further Membership & Registration

  • Far Frontiers Expeditions is a fully bonded tour operator and complies with The Package Travel Regulations 1992

  • We were the first Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) Approved Activity Provider (AAP) 

  • We are registered with Air Travel Organisers' Licensing (ATOL) – Registration No. 9281

  • We are working with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to help British nationals stay safe abroad. The FCO’s Know Before You Go (KBYG) provides straightforward travel advice, top tips and up-to-date country information to help you plan your time abroad

Pre- Expedition

  • Meticulous planning - our experienced operations team and in-country partners plan every aspect of the expedition to ensure nothing is left to chance and every aspect is safe. We know exactly where the team will be at all times, what transport they will be using, and what accomodation they will be staying in

  • Rigorous risk analysis and management is in place for each individual expedition. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you'd like to see a copy of one of our country specific Risk Assements

  • Constant review of our overall expedition process using our Risk Analysis and Management System (RAMS).

  • Experienced and qualified Far Frontiers Expedition Leaders (FFEL) are carefully assigned to each expedition to ensure each expedition is deliverered to extremely high, and safe standards

  • Each FFEL carries specialist medical kits and are qualified first aiders

  • All stakeholders ‘buy into’ and follow our robust policies and procedures surrounding all aspects of the expedition such as safety, behaviour and safeguarding

During the expedition


  • In addition to our full time staff being available around the clock, all of our expeditions are supported by Pharos Response, a dedicated team of crisis management speisatphone procialists. 

  • Depending on destination, each leader is issued with a Satellite Phone so can be in constant contact wherever they are on the planet. The SatPhones we use are purpose built for the most reliable satellite network in the world and offer global coverage

  • 24/7 UK based expedition support from full time, experienced Far Frontiers Expedition staff

  • We have a ground team in every country to react to any situations and seamlessly provide additional dedicated transport, alternative accommodation or activity arrangements if necessary

Quality in-country partners in every country

  • We have a global network of expert in-country partners who we have personally appointed, having travelled with them and maintain constant lines of communication with them, meeting as regularly as necessary.

  • Our in-country operations teams are well-established & maintain a strong infrastructure of contacts, employ permanent highly trained staff and maintain excellent local communications

  • We insist on high-quality transportation

  • Top quality safety equipment is provided for relevant activities (life jackets, helmets, harnesses etc)

  • We provide quality food and accommodation on every expedition

  • We have a close working relationship with embassies, high commissions and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

 ATOL Information

All of the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking. If you do not receive an ATOL Certificate then the booking will not be ATOL protected. Please see our booking conditions for information, or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to the CAA website


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FFE Footer Nutshell"We are different from other expedition companies - we are a family business with family values. We will always exceed expectations thanks to outstanding leadership, energy and dedication. This is the Far Frontiers way."  

Christopher Short, Managing Director of Far Frontiers Expeditions

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Far Frontiers Expeditions Ltd, Old Pigeon House
The Ham, Dursley
GL11 5AS
Registered in England 5776931

01451 861 472

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