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Thurston Outdoor Education Centre: Sea level traversing policy

Revised: December 2020

Introduction

Sea level traversing can be offered as a day or half-day when conditions allow.

Venue

Humphrey Head.

Any other venue to be approved by Head of Centre or deputy.

Staffing

  • Ratio: The normal instructor/participant ratio.
  • Staff should have knowledge of the venue, site specific training, be in-house trained, have an awareness of tides and be an ML holder.

Equipment

Helmets must be worn.

Operating considerations

  • Tide tables checked and an awareness of the implications.
  • Participant aware of the specific dangers including quick sand.
  • Leader must have a mobile phone or a method of communication.

 

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