We are committed to developing, implementing and maintaining safety strategies and processes to ensure that all our activities achieve the highest level of operational, non-operational and environmental safety performance in all areas of our air transport and adventure operations. INFLITE is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy working environment for the safety and health of our workers and other persons wherever we are operating with.
INFLITE Safety Policy
Health and Safety is a shared responsibility, and everyone at INFLITE is expected to share our company commitment to proactively avoid all accidents and incidents, which may cause personal injury, property damage or loss of any kind. We will also act on the lessons learned from issues identified to systematically reduce the risks of our operation. Every employee mustact safely at all times to ensure that no action or inaction causes harm to themselves, their fellow employees or others in the areas we work and operate. To succeed in this and ensure a sustainable future for INFLITE, we are committed to:
•Operating an effective hazard identification and risk management process, including a hazard reporting system, to eliminate or mitigate the safety risks from our operations or activities;
•Ensuring that safety has a high priority through inclusion in staff communications, business plans, projects, performance reviews and is on the agenda in management meetings;
•Developing an organisational culture that fosters safe practices, encourages effective safety reporting and communication, and actively manages safety with the same attention to results as the attention to the results of the other management systems of the organisation;
•Ensuring that no action will be taken against any employee who discloses a safety concern through the hazard reporting system, unless such disclosure indicates, beyond any reasonable doubt, an illegal act, gross negligence, or a deliberate or wilful disregard of regulations or procedures;
•Continuous improvement in safety performance, efficiency of operations and service delivery to our customers;
•Complying with, and, where practicable, exceeding legislative and regulatory requirements and standards;
•Providing all the resources necessary to support this policy.
• Managing a realistic profit strategy;
The CEO and management team fully support this policy and will actively participate with all company personnel as we adopt the rules, procedures and philosophies detailed in our Safety Management System and other associated manuals to ensure that INFLITE is a safe, efficient and equitable place of work.
Chief Executive Officer
Mount Cook Glacier Guiding Safety Policy
There is an individual weight restriction of 116 kg/256 pounds for our experiences as they utilise either helicopters or ski planes. Please contact us on [email protected] or 0800 68 2665 if you would like to join a trip and are over this weight limit.
No. Please leave your drone behind. It is illegal to fly a drone in Aoraki/Mt. Cook as it is within a National Park.
If you fly a drone, it will be confiscated and you will be fined $5,000. For rules on flying drones in New Zealand, please reference www.airshare.co.nz.
We have successfully guided many pregnant women, at different stages of their pregnancies, on our walks. We have also had several guides who continued to guide well into their pregnancies. As we don’t have detailed knowledge of your condition, it is hard for us to make any personal recommendations.
Some of our walks require a higher degree of physical fitness and agility than others. During all of our walks, clients will be crossing through terrain where there is an increased chance of slipping and/or falling. You must assess the risks relating to your personal physical and medical condition.
You must be aware that our glaciers are at least 200km (125 miles) away from the nearest maternity hospital and accident and emergency department. If you have any doubts on the day, please discuss them with your guide and they will be able to help you make a decision. If at any time your guide has concerns about your ability to safely complete the walk, they may recommend that you don’t take part or arrange for another guide to escort you back to town.
We are not trying to discourage you from walking with us, but you must be aware you will be responsible for accepting the risks to you and your unborn child.