Safety at KISC
Enjoy your adventures safely
The success of the Centre is based on many factors, and a very important one is the ability to keep Scouts and staff safe from harm.
The success of the Centre is based on many factors, and a very important one is the ability to keep Scouts and staff safe from harm. For this reason, the KISC Association Committee approved a Risk Management Policy during their meeting in November 2022 to ensure the commitment of the Centre to manage risk at many different levels. Below you can find relevant information for leaders, guests and parents of those visiting KISC. You can also read more about our policies here.
Safe from Harm
“Kandersteg International Scout Centre is committed to ensuring the safety and the well-being of all staff members and guests staying at KISC”.
Our safety commitment aims to provide a safe yet stimulating environment where young people may develop spiritually, mentally, physically and socially, safe from harm.
KISC shares the responsibility for creating a safe environment, and therefore its Duty of Care, with all guests, visitors, participants, staff and volunteers including the Association Committee. This is made explicit in our General Terms and Conditions.
KISC does not accept any harassment or discrimination of age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, religion, ethnicity, physical or mental conditions or any other form of unintentional or intentional harm. Observations of misconduct or intentional harm on the KISC premises or during KISC-guided activities are to be reported immediately to the KISC Director. Our Safe from Harm policy addresses in detail many relevant and important matters to KISC, such as Child Safeguarding.
KISC is situated at 1’200 meters above sea level, high in the Alps of the Bernese Oberland - the perfect location for adventurous activities.
KISC has a number of procedures in place to minimise exposure to the risks of going into the mountains. Additionally, we undergo an on-site inspection to keep our equipment and procedures' at high safety standards.
Health and Safety at KISC
Health and safety are a priority at the International Scout Centre, to ensure that scouts, guests, and pinkies enjoy their time at the Permanent Mini Jamboree!
We provide an ideal environment for this by adhering to guidelines by the Swiss Federal Authorities and following constant cleaning and hygienic routines all around the centre.
During your stay, we kindly ask you to practice good hygiene routines to minimise the risks to your health or the health of the pinkies.
KISC discourages the consumption of alcohol. Find more information about the KISC Alcohol Policy in the attachment.
We trust in our scouts, guests, and pinkies' personal responsibility to help us guarantee an adventurous and risk-free stay at Kandersteg International Scout Centre!
Doctor & Hospital
If a minor injury happens during your stay, e.g. bleeding knee, or small cut, we have staff trained in basic first aid. However, our staff can not and will not administer drugs to any of our guests under any circumstances.
If the injury or illness has a more severe character, we strongly advise you to visit a local doctor or go directly to the nearest hospital in Frutigen (10 km away). In case anyone in your group has a medical condition which requires regular medication, the treatment should be arranged in advance with the group leader. We do have a fridge which can be used for keeping medicine.Directions to Doctor and Hospital