BASI Members Working Groups Update

BASI Members Working Groups Decisions Made by the Review Panel and Next Steps  As you are aware, the BASI Staff have been hard at work making sense of and dealing with the aftermath of Brexit. However, we have also been busy collaborating with the Members’ Working Groups that were formed last year and who have been thinking about the various ways that BASI could improve in terms of the topics that were highlighted as…

What Brexit currently means for Snowsports Professionals who are UK Citizens

As the clock struck 2300h GMT on the 31st December 2020, we imagine that most people working in the UK snowsports industry felt a tinge of sadness. Why do we say this? Well, because British Citizens have now lost the freedom of movement afforded by the UK being an EU member state, meaning the friction-less mobility they once had to live, work and travel within the EU has now ended. Entire industries across the UK have spent the past weeks leafing through the text of…

Update on qualification recognition in the EU post-Brexit

BASI, like all other U.K. qualifying bodies for the professions left out of the UK-EU Trade & Cooperation Agreement, now has to establish individual, separate recognition agreements with each of the relevant authorities in the EU member states where our members work. It will take time to establish these agreements and have them formally put…

Brexit Consequences on BASI Members Insurance

A few members have been talking on social media recently about the impact of Brexit upon BASI Members’ Public Liability Insurance. The information shared has not been completely accurate, so in order to nip any confusion in the bud early on, here’s the latest information directly from our insurers themselves.  BASI Members’ Public Liability Insurance…

Update on qualification recognition in the EU post-Brexit 29th Dec

As per the email BASI members received on the 11th December 2020, Jim Lister stated that he believed the U.K. government were focussed on giving us a master framework from which we would need to renegotiate qualification recognition with our counterparts in certain EU member states. Whilst the Draft UK-EU Trade & Cooperation Agreement does…

Licensing and teaching hours extensions

Licensing Due to the current lockdown restrictions, we’ve made some temporary changes to our licensing requirements: If your first aid or criminal record disclosure was due for renewal between 16 March 2020 and the end of lockdown, we’ve extended the renewal date to 30/04/2021 to so that you’ll continue to receive a license to teach. If…

What’s the value of your BASI Membership?

So, what do you actually get with your BASI subs for £69.99 per year… Public Liability insurance –  worth £272 per year Public liability insurance covers the cost of claims made by members of the public for incidents that occur in connection with you teaching snowsports or when you are recreationally riding/skiing. Public liability insurance covers the…

What has BASI been working on?

Before the “new normal” took hold, the Board shared with you their worries that the costs of running the organisation had reached an unsustainable level, that BASI had become disconnected from you, the members, and that they suspected there was a need for significant change in our systems, processes and culture. Our first block of…

Brexit Update – What have BASI been doing and what’s the latest news?

Since the UK officially left the EU on 31st January 2020, we wanted to give you an update on where BASI qualifications stand in a post-Brexit environment. We know there are still lots of unknowns, but here are a few points to tell you what we do know.   The first and most important point to make is that we are now in the transition…

Pre-season ski fitness – Program 1

Written by Mark from Peak Condition Program 1 This program is all about teaching you some vital ski-specific movement patterns and ensuring your back, hip, pelvic and knee stabilisers and abdominal wall are functioning. These are all vital aspects of “base conditioning” for skiing and will help support your body while perfecting the movements and…