Health & Safety

The industry leaders in health & safety management

We set industry standards when it comes to health and safety management and risk assessments. This is how we make compliance easy...

People often ask what makes Masterclass tours different to other sports tours. There are lots of reasons (like value for money, elite coaching and on-site reps available 24/7). But a big differentiator is our approach to health and safety.

As a teacher and group leader, you are responsible for administering risk assessments to a legal standard, and schools often find this daunting and onerous when planning tours. We’ve earned plaudits for our comprehensive service, which helps you complete relevant documentation and ensures you have accurate and compliant risk assessments.  Our qualified Health & Safety Manager ensures you meet the highest standards, giving you peace of mind so you can focus on enjoying a fantastic tour.

Safety Management System Document  


Masterclass Sports Tours are endorsed by the leading industry and educational governing bodies

School Travel Forum

School Travel Forum (STF) is the UK authority on school & youth travel. Its members are recognised for providing the highest quality experiences. We are proud to be members of the School Travel Forum and work with the organisation to set standards in travel-related health and safety processes.

View our School Travel Forum certificate

LOtC (Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge)

The LOtC Quality Badge is a national accreditation recognising excellence in all elements of LOtC provision. It's the only national indicator of quality educational provision and effective risk management.

The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom recognises our attention to detail for all aspects of tour planning and delivery, ensuring the tour experience is as safe as it is educational and inspiring.

View our Quality Badge awarded to us by the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom


The UK’s largest travel association, ABTA (Association of British Travel Agents) is leading the industry in supporting high-service standards and promoting health and safety. Our ABTA membership reflects our commitment to quality and shows you can travel with confidence.

View our ABTA membership

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

Wherever you’re going in the world, it’s important to be prepared before you go. We, therefore, recommend that you visit the Government's Foreign Office website and review their travel advice regarding any countries you plan to visit. Browse the latest travel advice by country, including safety and security, entry requirements, travel warnings and health.


All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL (Air Travel Organiser’s Licence scheme. When you pay, you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our booking conditions for further information, or to know more about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate, go to:



We believe all sports tours play an important part in a young person's education and understand there are risks associated with taking young people away on extracurricular visits. As we take the safety of our groups seriously, our MasterClass team have had specific training for their roles as part of your visits. We have explored the training recommendations for schools as set out in OEAP National Guidance, DfE Guidance and current best practice. We, therefore, recommend schools attend/complete Visit Leader Training and EVC Training. This can be undertaken through EVOLVE Advice.



When you are responsible for over 40 students travelling to another part of the world, risk assessment and health and safety are a massively important aspect of any tour planning. MasterClass have been a huge help to me as Tour Leader in all aspects of health and safety. They really understand the intricacies of planning and managing a tour of this scale.
The John Fisher School, Surrey