Active Climbing- Safety Briefing
The most important thing is that you and your fellow climbers stay safe and do everything you can to prevent injuries or damage to equipment!
Whilst climbing in the Active Zone should be a relatively safe activity, there are a number of things to consider before you clip on the rope.
- Always use the correct piece of equipment to do the job
- Ensure you are fully trained in the proper use of every piece of your equipment
- Safety check all of your equipment before and after every use
- Never use faulty of damaged equipment- if in doubt; throw it out
Your life will be literally hanging from your equipment, ensure it is up to the job
- Always wear a helmet!!!!
- Do not rush setting up safety equipment
- If you do not have all the safety equipment you need- do not climb
- Get some proper professional training
It is easy to become complacent and miss vital kits and instructions
KNOW YOUR SKILLS AND LIMITATIONS
- Never undertake any climbing activity unless you know what you are doing
- It is ok to ask questions of other climbers if you are unsure
- Know your limits and don't push them too far or too fast
- Learn gradually and practice new skills until mastered before moving on
- If you don't know how to do something properly or unable to do it safely then do not do it
You should have confidence in what you're doing
STAY SAFE AND HEALTHY
- Rest and relax as often as needed
- Don't push yourself too hard, especially whilst you're learning
- Listen top your body, if it hurts then something is wrong
- Always warm up muscles before you climb
- Treat cuts, scrapes and grazes as soon as practicable if they occur
Keep your set fit and well and avoid injuries
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.