Code Of Conduct

LEGAL COMPLIANCE

  • Corporate governance - Aslan Adventure Tours and Travel complies with federal and state corporate governance laws.

  • Labor laws – This includes human resources management practices, employee relations, etc.

  • Health & safety – Aslan has a well-defined security system. Health and hygiene practices are also maintained.

EMPLOYEE WELFARE

  • Having a measurement system for employee satisfaction on a regular basis.

  • Mentioning the wage rate in the contract which is equal to or above the national legal wage; 

  • Determining and compensating for overtime working hours based on mutual agreement

  • Having health and safety policies for employees which comply with national legal standards.

  • Having a clear disciplinary procedure that is effectively common. Dedicated to employees.

  • Obeying to national Minimum Age for Admission to Employment

  • Having first aid sets and trained staff available at all relevant locations.

  • Providing periodic guidance and training for employees on roles, rights, and responsibilities regarding health and safety issues. This includes fire and relevant natural disasters.

  • Ensuring that all employees have an equal chance and access to resources and opportunities for personal development through regular training, and education.

SOCIAL WELFARE

  • Creating opportunities for students that participate in traineeship/internship/apprenticeship

  • Encouraging employment opportunities for persons with special needs

  • Purchase of local equipment and commodities from the local communities

  • Participating in the community–based projects: through volunteering and donations E.g. to children’s homes.

ENVIROMENTAL CONSERVATION

  • Using sustainable water sourcing, which does not adversely affect the environmental

  • Implementing practices to minimize pollution

  • Contributing to the protection and preservation of local historical, archaeological, culturally, and spiritually important properties and sites

  • Practice the best practices in regard to environmental conservation.

  • Maximum utilization of the available resources and not overutilization.

  • Avoiding non-biodegradable commodities that lead to pollution.

DRIVER GUIDES

  • Brief clients on responsible tourism and advise them on the parks' rules such as, not littering and not making noise on their game drives.

  • Abide by all laws and regulations applicable in the areas in which you are driving.

  • Keep your vehicle in safe driving condition.

  • Have a valid driving license and all required vehicle documentation and licensing.

  • Show consideration at all times to passengers and other road users including motorcyclists, cyclists, and pedestrians.

  • Tiredness: Avoid driving while tired. During long trips take breaks at least every 2 hours.

  • Keeping a safe distance between vehicles: Maintain a safe distance in relation to your speed and surroundings between your vehicle and the vehicle in front. Generally, the braking distance should be equivalent to a 3-second gap in a crisis.

  • Speeding: Stay within the legally permitted speeds appropriate to the road, traffic, and weather conditions.

  • Cell/Mobile Phones: Avoid using your cell/mobile phone while driving. Although hands-free phones may be permitted by law it is highly recommended that you do not use any type of phone while driving to help avoid distraction.

  • Distractions: Do not eat, drink, smoke, or change radio stations while driving as this will distract your attention from the road. Also, avoid in-depth conversations with passengers, it is vital that you maintain your concentration on the road ahead.

  • Alcohol/Drug Use and Impaired Driving: Never drive if you have consumed alcohol or drugs as they may impair your ability to drive. While on Safari / official duty Alcohol consumption or taking drugs is prohibited as per our company Rules & Regulations.   

  • Eyesight: according to regulations it is required to get your eyes tested on a minimum every two years or sooner if you feel your vision has depreciated.

  • Stress: Never drive if you are highly stressed. This could lead to distraction and in turn be a danger to the safety of yourself, passengers, and other road users

  • Seatbelts: Always wear your seatbelt and ensure that all passengers wear their seatbelts and use child restraints as required by law for young children and babies.

  • Head Restraints: Ensure that your head restraint and those of your passengers are correctly adjusted. The center of the back of your head should be in the center of the headrest. Straighten your seat so that the head restraint is just behind your head.

  • Reversing/Parking: If you make a wrong turning it is safer, for example, to drive a short distance up a road to a suitable turning point e.g. a road circle (roundabout) rather than do a 3-point turn in the road. In a parking lot trying to choose a parking space that allows you to pull through so you can drive out forwards when leaving. If this is not an option you should reverse/back into parking spaces rather than out of them. In doing so there is less of a collision risk.

  • Blind Spots/Scanning: Before maneuvering always check your rearview and side mirrors. Assure that your mirrors are adjusted correctly to your eye view at all times. All vehicles have four blind spots of a varying degrees dependent on the size of your vehicle. The smaller your vehicle the smaller your blind spots. Blind Spots exist to the front, rear, left, and right.

  • Personal Security: Try to park in places with proper surveillance and/or supervision, and avoid unattended parking lots. In the unlikely event of being involved in a car hi-jacking, YOU MUST follow the ‘carjackers’ instructions to the letter. It could mean the difference between life and death. Don’t try to be a hero!

  • Incident Management: You must report any crashes or incidents as required by local law and also report the same to our Office.