Questions to ask
What you will find on this page
Questions anybody should ask about planning and organising an adventure activity trip.
What you must do
If you are involved - in any way - with an adventure activity trip, you need to know the most important questions to ask. These questions cover the main arrangements that should be in place .
What you should know/supporting info
- What are the main objectives of the visit?
- What is "Plan B" if the main objectives can't be achieved?
- What could go wrong ? Do the arrangements cover:
- The main activity
- "Plan B"
- Travel arrangements
- Emergency procedures
- Staffing and skills
- Generic and site-specific hazards and risks (including for Plan B)
- Variable hazards (including environmental and participants' personal abilities and the 'cut off' points).
- What information will be provided for participant, leaders and parents? Will they be able to ask questions, is there a meeting arranged?
- What assurances are there of the leader(s) competencies?
- What are the communication arrangements when the trip is underway?
- What are the arrangements for supervision, both during activities and 'free time'
- What feedback or change has there been from previous trips?
This is just a summary of the main points to consider.