Camping in the Active Zone can be a very safe activity as you are more than likely going to be an organised and established site. However, it is always advisable to learn about potential risks associated with any activity so please read the following Safety Briefing carefully before you head off and pitch your tent.
CHECK THE AREA
There are numerous hazards over, under and around potential pitches for your tent.
- Check there are no sharp rocks or sticks on the ground and move them if necessary..
- Check for overhanging branches that are rotten or could break off and land on your tent.
- Never pitch your tent close to a water source that could flood.
Make sure you know how to store food, and cook safely when camping.
- Store food in airtight containers whenever possible to stop attracting insects.
- Cook away from tents as they can burn easily and ensure smoke and fumes drifts away from open tents.
- Ensure fire or stoves are well out and cool before moving or leaving unattended.
- Do not leave food on the floor and bag up leftovers so it doesn’t attract wild animals.
Professional Training: Nothing can compare to professional training delivered by qualified trainers who can carefully guide you through how to safely learn and practice the required techniques in a controlled environment.
Medical Advice: Before taking part in a new sport or activity you should consult your doctor or other healthcare worker to identify any potential risks to your wellbeing. This is particularly important if you are pregnant, elderly, suffered previous injuries, suffering from a long term medical condition, or disabled. Whilst these conditions do not preclude you from taking part in most activities, getting advise can help you adapt to suit your individual needs.