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SAFETY PRACTICES in
Adventure Programming
 

24 diagrams

136 pages

(1990)

$25

This book is a reference guide to the practice of adventure programming in North America. It was eveloped by experts to help programs and practitioners provide safe, environmentally sound, and educationally effective learning opportunities for participants. The text contains required, recommended, and suggested guidelines for program safety.

This edition is of particular value due to its historical perspective in the evolution of the field. LESS THAN 10 COPIES REMAINING! Out of print. No longer published by AEE.
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AUTHORS

Simon Priest was a professor at Brock University and a member of the Association for Experiential Education since 1983.

Tim Dixon was a student at Brock University and an employed assistant to Dr. Simon Priest for this project.

CONTENTS

1

INTRODUCTION

Using this Document

Disclaimer

Historical Background

Acknowledgements

Purposes

Definition of Terms

Outline of Format

The Need for Sound Judgement… …and Sensible "Rules"

2

GENERAL SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS

Key Safety Concepts

Program Operations

Staffing Concerns and Ratios

The Safety Review

3

STAFF QUALIFICATIONS

Hard Skills

Soft Skills

Meta Skills

4

SOUND JUDGEMENT

Opinion

A Model of Judgement

5

LEGAL LIABILITY

The Law

Insurance

6

SAFETY SKILLS

Basic Safety

Navigation

Survival

Emergency Procedures

Hypothermia

7

ENVIRONMENTAL SKILLS

Minimum Impact Travel

Minimal Trace Camping

8

TECHNICAL ACTIVITIY SKILLS (LAND)

Bicycle Touring

Mountain Biking

Orienteering

Base Camping

Day Hiking

Overnight Backpacking

Remote Wilderness Travel

Bouldering

Wall Climbing

Rock Climbing

Rappelling or Abseiling

Caving or Spelunking

Snow and Ice Climbing

Glacier Travel

Mountaineering

Snowshoeing and Winter Camping

Cross Country Skiing

9

TECHNICAL ACTIVITY SKILLS (WATER)

Personal Flotation Devices & the River Difficulty Rating Code

Flatwater Kayaking and Canoeing

Whitewater Kayaking and Canoeing

Openwater Kayaking and Canoeing

Rafting and Inflatables (Tubing)

Sailing and Wind Surfing

10

TECHNICAL ACTIVITY SKILLS (OTHER)

Ropes Courses

Group Initiatives

Service Projects

Solos

Expeditions

Running

Motorized or Animal Powered Support

11

WORKING WITH UNIQUE CLIENTS

General Programming

Debriefing the Experience

A Code of Ethics

Unique Considerations for Clientele Groups

12

APPENDICES (9 SAMPLE FORMS)

Accident / Incident Data Analysis

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