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First Aid Levels – What’s Safe

First Aid Levels – What’s Safe
It is unlikely that anyone will contest the fact that Adventure Guides should have training in first aid, we all expect our guides or leaders to be able to provide efficient, timely first aid in the event of someone getting hurt, but first aid […]

8 – In case of a death

In Case of Death
The 8th of an 8 part weekly series on handling and preparing for problems.
No training on emergency procedures would be complete without dealing with deaths on a trip. The death of a group member is everyone’s worse nightmare but it does happen, even if the death was […]

7 – What if I lose the group?

What if I lose the group?
The 7th of an 8 part weekly series on handling and preparing for problems.
We are going to look at this specific scenario as it is the one time that group members may end up alone with no one else to discuss problems with. Injuries etc. […]

6 – Self Rescues

Self Rescues
The 6th of an 8 part weekly series on handling and preparing for problems.
Of course not all incidents or emergencies require evacuation from the scene of everyone.
Sometimes you can carry out a self-rescue to stabilise the situation, treat the problem and then carry on with the trip.

A person who […]

5 – Calling for Help

Calling for Help
The 5th of an 8 part weekly series on handling and preparing for problems.
There will be times when whatever has happened is beyond the ability of the group to deal with alone and outside help is needed.
This decision will be made by the group leaders or guides, […]

4 – Action Plans – What do I do?

Action Plans – What do I do?
The 4th of an 8 part weekly series on handling and preparing for problems.
The number of different things that could happen on a trip are too many to count and probably will not happen anyway, but when they do we need to have a […]

3 – Looking after myself on a trip

Looking after myself on a trip
The 3rd of an 8 part series on handling and preparing for problems.
Again we reinforce the concept of not blindly just heading off into the unknown, but taking some personal proactive steps to make sure you are prepared if anything does not go according to plan.
First […]

2- Preparing before a trip

Preparing before a trip
The 2nd of an 8 part series on handling and preparing for problems.

Once you have decided on your trip and made your booking or personal planning, you should start to think about the trip and how you would handle incidents or emergencies. We are not talking about detailed […]

1 – Emergency / Incident Procedures

Emergency / Incident Procedures
The 1st of an 8 part series on handling and preparing for problems.
There is no way to totally remove the risks of travel in remote areas, and things will go wrong from time to time, that’s part of the adventure. It’s how we personally respond to these incidents […]

Duty of Care

Duty of Care
The concept of a duty of care is interwoven with the principle of negligence. But how does it relate to the adventure guiding industry?
When and how does such a duty arise?

There are various circumstances as well as contracts and statutes (laws) that can give rise to […]