Also refer to Part I – Core Standard

Pre-activity communication

Abseil & Climb information provided pre-activity

Pre-activity information should clearly communicate:

  • expectations and activity conditions

An appropriate pre-activity assessment should be conducted to ensure participants have the necessary pre-requisite skills & knowledge to undertake the activity.


Abseil & Climb participant health and wellbeing

Potential measures to assist in providing positive participant experiences may include but are not limited to:

  • providing the activity as an option so it is ‘challenge by choice’
  • providing a scaled level of experience to build participants level of skill, knowledge and experience
  • providing real choice in terms of activity entry and exit options
  • providing a briefing of risks and how those risks are managed
  • considering the group dynamics when grouping participants
  • providing emotional support through a supportive environment and positive rapport
  • building and maintaining positive relationships within the group
  • reducing as much as practical any discomfort from the equipment used.


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