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Safety Action Plan provided by Dave Brash - Dunedin Climbing for Balmacewen Intermediate School Climbing trips for Term 4 2014

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RISK ANALYSIS AND MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Name: Balmacewen Intermediate School
Grey St, Dunedin

Dave Brash
Dunedin Climbing Ltd
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Dates: 9 dates beginning 10 November2014
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Activity/Situation: Bouldering, Top Rope Climbing - Long Beach

ANALYSIS

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DESCRIPTION
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4.
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Injury or death due to fall from height
Injury or death due to rock fall from above
Emotional trauma due to exposure to height
Unwillingness to participate in activity
Incident due to sickness/medical condition

PEOPLE
1,2,3,4 Poor information system for staff
and students
1,2,3,4, Poor group management
1,2,3,4 Inappropriate activities/progressions
for students
1,2,4 Poor instructor technical
skills/experience (-> anchor/systems failure)

EQUIPMENT
1,2,4 Equipment failure
1,2,4 Equipment omission
1,4 Students’ inappropriate
clothing/equipment

ENVIRONMENT
1,2,3,4 Steep/exposed terrain
2 Loose rock
1,2 Anchor failure
1 Pendulum potential, sharp edges, etc.
3 Weather
1 Sea (high tide, surf, noise, distraction)

ANALYSIS

DESCRIPTION
PEOPLE

EQUIPMENT

ENVIRONMENT

Instructor
skills:
clear
precise
communication of correct systems to
adults and students
- skilled group management
- appropriate route selection for
abilities of each individual
- effective teaching/application of
safety checks, communication
- appropriate
activities
for
staff/student ratios
- extensive technical skills and
experience

Detailed
knowledge
of
properties/limitations/application of all
climbing equipment and natural/fixed
anchors

Bombproof anchors: check fixed
anchors at each use; upgrade when
needed
Check
for
poor
quality/loose
rock/sharp edges
No unroped climbing above head
height (feet)
Helmet zone within 8m of cliff face,
back up belayer when necessary,
belayer awareness/positioning, climber
awareness
and
communication
(important briefing at beginning of
session)
Effective group management
Appropriate route selection
Instructor line of sight to all routes

Students – Medical disclosure
- Aware of clothing, etc requirements

All climbing equipment (including
helmets) rated to relevant UIAA and/or
CE standards
Policy: Equipment checked at each use
and maintained or retired as required
Carry spare clothing, food, water, group
outdoor first aid kit, rescue equipment

1. Ability to efficiently and safely access and bring down student from any part of the crag. Skill and experience in all
aspects of high angle terrain recovery. Releasable systems in place where applicable.
2. Carry comprehensive outdoor first aid kit. Current Outdoor First Aid Certification.
3. Carry cell phone and relevant contact details.

Chief Instructor: Dave Brash, Dunedin Climbing Ltd. Professional rock climbing instructor, with several hundred
days’experience teaching groups at local outdoor venues since 1995.
Current approved outdoor first aid qualification
NZOIA Stage 2 Rock Climbing Instructor and Senior Assessor
B.App.Sci. (Human Movement), Diploma of Education (Qualified Secondary PE teacher)
Other instructors: To be advised. Qualifications and experience will exceed EOTC guidelines

Students to bring warm clothing, parka, food, water, sunscreen (and camera)
School to inform instructor of any special needs/medical conditions
Groups of students to rotate c10am - 2pm; Dunedin Climbing will have full responsibility for the climbing group, while the
school will have responsibility for the non climbers.
3-4 adult helpers required with each group; adults will belay the students.
Wet weather call will be made at 7.15 am each day

No previous experience is required by adults: full briefing will be given

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