policies come from different authorities
to ensure maximum safety for visitors.
New Zealand safety
laws are similar to those of other modern countries.
NZ law for Tourist Operators
● Operators must be licensed and be without serious criminal conviction.
● Operators must follow specified safety laws pertaining to their staff, procedures, equipment, services and produce.
● KANES operators licence number is 84022/1. Customers can contact the transport division of the New Zealand police to verify validity of licences held.
NZ Law relating to passenger coaches
● Twice yearly vehicle inspections required by independent, approved authorities.
● Owners must maintain safe vehicle condition, between inspections.
● Passengers remain seated while travelling.
● Passengers leaving the coach to cross a road do so from the rear.
● Drivers must be aware of and follow the law relating to passenger vehicles.
● Drivers are re-licensed regularly and this involves a good history, health and police checks.
● Driving times are controlled to avoid fatigue.
NZ Law for accommodation
● Properties are licensed and inspected for:
● Fire, health & earthquake compliances.
● Cleanliness and security.
● Manager or guide is available at nights.
● KANES staff are chosen for their good character, reliability, common sense and ability to meet their roll.
● They follow strict KANES protocols for working near children. They are usually parents themselves.
● These folk are well known within the tour industry for their safe operation.
● They work within government safety standards and their own special industry standards.
● Customers are always welcome to request any additional safety requirements be imposed on any activity should they feel this is necessary.
First aid is always near
● A first aid kit is carried on the coach.
● KANES staff have first aid training, However, they will let the tour leaders take care of incidents involving students whenever it is safer to do so.
● Professional medical assistance is accessible when tour leaders wish to access it.
● KANES provide special pre visit briefings and explain the safety requirements for the group members.
● Ski resorts provide quality certified equipment, qualified instructors and trained qualified safety patrollers to ensue customers safely.
● Trained medics, doctors and helicopter services are all on call to attend to serious incidents.
● Safety helmets are available.
Walking trails safety
● KANES choose well marked hazard free trails that access impressive experiences for visitors.
● The more challenging walks use extra safety management systems involving involving equipment, staff and safety instructions.
● Guides insist guests have the ability to cope with the activity and carry adequate clothing for the worst possible conditions.
● Activities are timed to access extra day light time if needed due to weather delays.
● Weather forecasts are known before all activities that can be affected by a severe weather event.
● Guides are trained to identify and treat hypothermia.
● Staff and guides will adjust any programme to avoid weather related risks .
Self catering food safety
● When self-catering, guides and staff ensure, safe preparation and hygiene requirements are followed.
● Food is purchased from licensed outlets.
● Kitchens are provided by the licensed accommodation.
● Guests use only their own individual utensils and drying towels.
● Guidance on personal health is sent both in advance and offered during each tour.
● Professional medical support is always nearby if needed.
KANES have been operating with students since 1989
● Before 1989, Lloyd Kane (director) assisted with several school camps, lead a scout group involving 100 kids for 10 years, he was a medic with the NZ army for 16 years and managed adult coach tours.
● KANES passengers have never had any major accidents or incidents. more>