Venue: On site Zipwire

Instructor Qualification:

In house induction, training and assessment by Senior Instructor

Ratio: 1 Instructor to 8 Participants

There must be at least one responsible adult present during session aware of the abilities and disabilities within the group

Equipment:

  • Equipment should be recorded and dated when new
  • Equipment should be checked when setting up and taking down
  • Logged monthly checks of structure in accordance with safety check form

Pre Session:

  • Consideration given to group abilities, including medical issues, health and behavioural problems
  • Consideration given to weather conditions, etc, eg, overhanging branches, wet leaves on runway
  • Ensure an appropriate level of control and support is available
  • Ensure equipment is correctly fitted in accordance with operating procedures

Session:

  • Helmets must be worn on zip wire. See ‘Safety Policy Helmets’.
  • Ensure path of rider is clear
  • The number of rides taken at one time should be limited
  • Take care when moving and handling
  • Participant may be lowered top or bottom of zipwire

End of Session:

  • Equipment to be put away at end of session
  • Faulty equipment should be labelled and removed from service. The fault should be logged (staffroom whiteboard/check sheet) and made good as soon as possible.

THE INSTRUCTOR HAS FINAL SAY IN DECIDING WHETHER OR NOT A SESSION TAKES PLACE AND IN WHAT MANNER IT IS CARRIED OUT