Adventure 21 ltd Code of Practice
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CODE OF PRACTICE

The aim of the code of practice is to provide instructors/coaches/teachers working for
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with the guidance required in running practical activity sessions in a fun and informative manner without exposing clients to avoidable risk of injury.

PROFFESSIONAL AIMS

Educational key points

1.1 agree the educational aim of the session with the client.
1.2 agree an evaluation of the session.
1.3 communicate session aims with instructors/coaches/teachers.
1.3.1 allow for briefing and evaluation with instructors/coaches/teachers/clients.

Clients

2.1 good background knowledge should be gained in advance of the activity with regard to clientís age, ability, fitness, experience, including social and medical requirements.
2.2 ensure clients have been given clear and achievable instruction with regard to pre session, during session and post session information

Staffing

3.1 staffing should be adequate to cover any eventuality and to ensure session aims are achieved
3.2 sub contracted staff will be fully aware of
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ís E.A.Pís and GUIDELINES FOR GOOD WORKING PRACTICE
3.3 all staff must be competent in terms of experience and ability to run sessions and will have the relevant N.G.B qualifications or extensive logged experience for the activity undertaken, copies of which will be kept in the
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office prior to and during employment
3.4 trainee instructors/coaches/teachers or volunteers assisting during sessions will be given an onsite brief and will only act as secondary help to an instructor/coach/teacher with a N.G.B qualification. On occasions and with the acknowledgement of Dave Firth director
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, trainee instructors/coaches/teachers will be allowed to lead sessions under the direct supervision of a qualified instructor/coach/teacher with a N.G.B qualification in that activity and only were adequate experience can be proved.

Session planning

4.1     Session plans should be realistic, workable and flexible enough to deal with any unforeseen changes in circumstances.
4.2     
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ís ACTIVITY STRUCTURE PLAN is as follows: -
4.2.1 agree educational aim/individuals personal needs and requirements.
4.2.2 check access and suitability of chosen activity location.
4.2.3 obtain up to date weather forecast.
4.2.4 prepare note of details of activity times, location, route etc. This will be either at the
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office or in the
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mobile unit.
4.2.5 brief group and staff on activity plan/contingency plan.
4.2.6 full checks of personal kit both group and instructor.
4.2.7 a responsible person back at the
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office will be aware of the E.T.A of  the group.
4.2.8 all staff need to be aware of their location when agreeing route and calling in times     after sessions. Any changes to venue due to unforeseen adverse conditions, access problems or other group use should be relayed to Dave Firth at the
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office as soon as possible.
4.2.9 ensure groups have sufficient rations of food and drink for the duration of the sessions

Equipment

5.1      All
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technical equipment will be checked before and after each activity session by the instructor/coach/teacher leading the session or by a nominated individual with sound knowledge/experience in the activity. Any equipment found to be faulty will be clearly labelled and taken out of action immediately.
5.2      equipment should be adequate for the activity and be readily assessable during the session.
5.3      emergency equipment must comply with the guidelines laid down by the N.G.B for the activity undertaken and must be readily available throughout the activity session.
5.4      ensure clients/assistant staff/volunteers are all adequately equipped for the activity  undertaken.

Environmental issues

6.1      your session plan must take into account the environmental impact the session could have on the countryside. Ensure good relationships are maintained with local landowners and other land users.
6.2      your session brief will include a short discussion on the understanding and respect for the countryside and local environment.

Travel

7.1      travel requirements will be pre planed and clear instructions given to reduce stress and increase the safety and comfort of the clients.
7.2      all vehicles and drivers must conform to legal and county requirements.


Reporting

8.1      reporting plays a major part in the smooth running of
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. The following list represents Adventure 21ís comprehensive reporting system: -

Activity booking form
Activity log
Activity risk assessment/near miss form
Staff profile
Medical form
Accident form
Evaluation form