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ERIC Number: ED180728
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-May-14
Pages: 76
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Safety in Outdoor Adventure Programs. S.O.A.P. Safety Policy.
MacDonald, Wayne, Comp.; And Others
Drafted in 1978 as a working document for Safety in Outdoor Adventure Programs (S.O.A.P.) by a council of outdoor adventure programmers, checklists outline standard accepted safety policy for Outdoor Adventure Programs and Wilderness Adventure Programs conducted through public or private agencies in California. Safety policy emphasizes: the importance of adequate supervision; proper insurance coverage; proper training and equipment for participants; the presence of first aid and emergency materials; and participant rehearsals for notification, search, rescue and first aid procedures. Checklists outlining goals and objectives, specific equipment needed, applicable forms and materials, and safety procedures are provided for the adventure leader's role and function, emergency procedure, transportation, expedition, campcraft, gardening, service project, rock climbing and rappelling, and adventure ropes course. Appendices present forms and materials for direct use covering first aid kit contents; accident report form; ten basic principles of first aid; first aid at a glance; authorization to treat a minor form; confidential medical history and medical form; emergency phone number list; vehicle travel general safety; vehicle inspection/travel form; garden general safety; garden safety test; hand tools general safety; knots, ropes and slings; climbing log; climbing, rappelling, belaying signals and procedures; pre-trip conditioning; expedition itinerary form; accident near miss form; about backcountry leadership; special equipment for the trip leader; patrol equipment; personal equipment list (backpack); and gasoline stove care and operation. (NEC)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A