Thurston Outdoor Education Centre: Low ropes course policy


  1. Introduction
  2. Venue
  3. Staffing
  4. Equipment
  5. Operating considerations

Revised: January 2022


Thurston Low Ropes Course consists of a six element linear course and three stand alone team challenge elements.


Thurston Grounds.


  • Ratio: The normal instructor / student ratio.
  • Leader should have site specific training.


  • Suitable clothing and footwear for the conditions and activity.
  • Helmets should be worn.
  • Equipment is available from the Problem Solving Store for additional challenges.
  • Instructor should carry out a visual inspection on all elements to be used.

Operating considerations

  • The activity should be run in accordance with the "Technical Outdoor Solutions Operating Procedures - Thurston Low Ropes" documentation (this is available in the office or electronically).
  • Spotting should be used when appropriate. If necessary, spotting techniques should be taught and practised.
  • The equipment is only for use under Thurston staff supervision.
  • The course is subject to regular inspections.
  • Wind speed and direction need to be taken into consideration.