AAIAC's Annual Report 2011-12

Find out what happended last year and what's planned in 2012-13

Key Principles of Accreditation

AAIAC included these principles in response to public consultaitons by HSE and the Scottish Government.

Scottish Government Consultation: Safety System for Adventure Activities

AAIAC's response

HSE Consultation: Proposed replacement for the licensing regime for adventure activities

AAIAC's official response

European Ropes Course Association (ERCA) Int. Ropes Course UK Conference 2011

The ERCA Ropes Course Conference took place in November and featured a good representation from across the industry and positive feedback from every sector.

Full report on the ERCA Ropes Cource Conference 2010

The UK Ropes Course Guide 2011

The AAIAC has produced a document for operators, trainers, builders, inspectors and constructors of ropes courses.

UK Ropes Course Guide - third edition

Surviving a career in adventure activities

The AAIAC, supported by the Sport and Recreation Alliance and SkillsActive, have published a book entitled Surviving a career in adventure activities.

The book recognises that a large degree of passion is one of the reasons why adventure education is such a vibrant field, but that it has a downside.

Imagine being unable to go up a hill because your knees are worn out, unable to paddle because of chronic ear problems, unable to sail because of permanent back injury.

Some can no longer even contemplate such activities as a result of a serious accident at work.

Many instructors who have ended up with these problems could have avoided them with better working practices.

The book addresses how to avoid injuries in adventure activities. Printed copies may be obtained from the Institute of Outdoor Learning.

For more information please contact Martin Key.

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