Accreditation and Safety

Plas Menai is one of the largest and well-equipped outdoor centres in Britain.  The centre is owned and operated by
Sport Wales, the national organisation responsible for developing and promoting sport and physical activity in Wales.

Safety is of paramount importance at Plas Menai. The Centre sets the highest standards regarding health and safety and operates rigorous risk assessments and checks. The Centre is licensed by the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority, required by anyone providing adventure activities for young people under 18 and operates to the standards of the National Governing Bodies.

As a matter of course, Sport Wales does not take out any public liability insurance, however as a Welsh Government sponsored body, Sport Wales and all its activities, including those at Plas Menai, are covered by the Welsh Government indemnity, which will cover any costs necessary, should Sport Wales be found liable in law.

The Centre is accredited by the following organisations




To manage the risks associated with the operation of Plas Menai, the following measures are in place; 

  1. The Centre is licensed by the Adventure Activity Licensing Authority.  The licence number is L9590/R0071.
  2. The Centre is inspected and approved to deliver sailing, cruising, powerboating and windsurfing by the Royal Yachting Association the UK National Governing Body.
  3. The Centre is inspected and approved to provide all aspects of canoe sport by the British Canoe Union.
  4. The Centre is inspected and approved by Visit Wales for accommodation.
  5. The above inspections and approvals result in the Centre only employing qualified / trained staff. Records of qualifications are maintained on-site for inspection.
  6. The Centre has a comprehensive risk management system approved by AALA, RYA and BCU.
  7. The Centre has a full fire certificate and a comprehensive fire risk assessment.
  8. The Centre has handbooks on health and safety, operation and safety of all activities and child protection.
  9. The Centre operates a policy of obtained disclosure checks on all appropriate staff through the Criminal Records Bureau.
  10. The Centre has Government Indemnity instead of insurance; however all vehicles are covered by separate insurances.
  11. The Centre holds ‘Quest’, the leisure industry standard for service and facility quality management. The Centre also has ‘Investors in People’ through the Sports Council for Wales.   

Other Operational Information

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