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19th May 2015

Technical advisors, a reliable way to ensure good practice

The outdoor industry has a wide spectrum of operation, from on site multi activity camps in very controllable environments through to mountain guiding or technical whitewater paddling in environments with multiple variables, the aim of all operators no matter which part of the spectrum they operate in is generally to manage or remove risk where possible, this is normally done through a number of processes that make up a safety management system.

After significant in depth reviews on the best way to ensure operational safety within outdoor adventure activities, a number of different countries have come to the conclusion that the review or auditing of safety plans and the practical application of these plans by an external technical expert is a reliable approach to identify potential improvements, ensure operational safety and disseminate information on good practice.

All responsible operators in the outdoor adventure industry should be regularly reviewing their safety management systems, having the involvement of an external technical expert in this process has significant benefits, often we fail to see what is clearly in front of us, the simple process of a person not involved on a daily basis looking with a “fresh” pair of eyes can identify points that once brought up seem obvious.

To combine this “fresh” pair of eyes with the experience and knowledge of a technical expert allows thought processes and practical application to be critically evaluated and compared to wider industry good practice, the result being either independent external confirmation that your systems are safe and sound or the identification of areas that may require further work to prevent the “accidents” of the future.

Systems and accepted practice change over time due to the identification of causes of accidents, changes in equipment and the levels of risk accepted by society in general, we should not wait to learn from our own accidents and mistakes but should seek to learn from the wider industry, within the state, nationally and internationally.

Ask yourself, why you use the systems you use? Who designed the systems you use? Do your systems reflect what would be considered good practice by the wider industry? Could anything be improved?

Constant improvement and good practice should be the goal, external technical advice can help achieve it.

18th May 2015

Outdoor Rec courses WA

It has taken a little longer than we had originally hoped but we are now fully up and running providing a range of outdoor recreation courses and trips here in WA, our full range of skills courses and instructor / guide training and assessment courses should provide an option for everyone.

Whether you are looking at doing a skills course to broaden your own options for playing in the outdoors or looking for courses to provide training / assessment or CPD then it is likely we will have a course to suit.

We are based in Denmark in the Great Southern region, we have chosen to run our operations from here simply because it provides the best environment in the state for outdoor adventurous activities, we have quality climbing venues all around, a “lively” coastline for sea and surf kayaking as well as numerous perennial rivers and inlets to provide potential sheltered and whitewater possibilities. It is an all round spectacular area that should be visited by all at some point.

Come down, say hello, do a course or trip, explore the area, there is a lot of fun to be had.

11th October 2014

Happy climbing Ursula Frayne Catholic College

ATC would like to wish all the students and staff of UFCC happy and enjoyable climbing, over the last couple of months we have been working together to implement a safety management and inspection plan to ensure this excellent facility at the school can be used to it’s full potential, with systems now in place it should be all go on the climbing wall, thank you Jason and Craig it has been pleasure working with you.

Apart from this we have been keeping busy with paddling coaching and making the most of the brief white water season, time for a extended summer break then aiming to have the outdoor adventure training courses and adventure tourism activities up and running in the new year, stay tuned.

16th August 2014

Hello WA!

Adventure Training Consultants would like to say a big hello to all the outdoor enthusiasts of Western Australia.

We have been providing professional outdoor instruction and training for many years in various locations throughout the world and are now establishing ourselves here in WA, if you are looking for personalised training/ coaching or technical advice then get in touch, alternately keep an eye on our website as we will soon be introducing programmed group courses and adventure tours.

See you out on the water, the rock or in the bush.