Guidelines for other organised outdoor activities
Good Practice Guidelines (GPGs) are for organised outdoor activities that are not currently covered by the Adventure Activities Regulations or the associated Activity Safety Guidelines (ASGs).
They are primarily designed for youth organisations, recreational clubs, schools, outdoor centres and commercial adventure operators and can be used by part-time and volunteer outdoor educators or instructors to help plan an activity. GPGs are particularly useful for programme managers who want to align their procedures and systems with generally accepted good practice.
General Guidance for Organised Outdoor Activities
General Guidance for Organised Outdoor Activities covers all activity types and gives an overview of common safety considerations.
Overarching Risk Management Guidance
Overarching Risk Management Guidance (v2) covers overarching risk management processes and shows how the risk ratings for each GPG and activity planning template were created (see below).
Use it alongside the safety management system information to guide the development of your safety system and to ensure you understand how the GPGs and activity planning templates should be used.
Driving - guidelines and checklists
Driving Good Practice Guideline (v1) provides guidance for driving to and from activities, and before, during and after trip checklists
Activity Good Practice Guidelines and Activity Planning Templates
These documents are designed to be used together.
Activity Good Practice Guidelines give an overview of safety considerations for specific outdoor activities or sets of activities while activity planning templates are an editable document that can be used to create an activity safety plan.
- Adventure based learning
- Beach and Surf Activities
- Camp fire cooking and fires
- Environmental Service
- Flatwater Floating and Paddling
- Inland Waterway Swimming
- Low Ropes and Confidence Courses
- Map Based Activities
- Overnight Camping
- Sliding Activities
- Target Shooting
- Emergency Communication
Good Practice Guidelines development
Good Practice Guidelines are developed and reviewed as a collaborative effort led by Recreation Aotearoa and Education Outdoors NZ with help from the following individuals and groups:
Fiona McDonald (Editor, EONZ), Fiona Ryder (Recreation Aotearoa), Jen Riley (Recreation Aotearoa, group facilitator, review coordinator), Working Group Facilitators - David Mangnall, Mark Smith, Liz Penman.
Generic Guidelines and Overnight Camping
David Mangnall, Fiona McDonald, Mark Smith, Rob MacLean
Overarching Risk Management
David Mangnall, Fiona McDonald, Mark Smith, Rob MacLean, Alex Warriner
Mark Smith (facilitator), Stu Allan, Adventure Specialties, St John of God Hauora, Outward Bound NZ
Mark Smith and Liz Penman
Archery and Target Shooting
David Mangnall (Facilitator), Gus Johannes, Alex Warriner, Philip Seed, Manu Schijf, Jonathon Hall.
Beach and Surf Activities
Mark Smith (facilitator), Ross Merrett- SLSNZ, other credits coming.
Camp fire cooking and fires
Mark Smith, Alex Warriner, Judith Bright, James Bruce.
Jen Riley (facilitator), Matt Stanford, Lou Drage, Dave Sharp, Celia Hogan, Shannon Corkill, Rosie Joyce
David Mangnall (Facilitator), Liz Thevenard, Joolz Mathews
Inland Waterway Swimming
David Mangnall (Facilitator), Liz Thevenard, Joolz Matthews, Nathan Watson, Lynley Steward
Low ropes and confidence courses
Liz Penman, Mark Smith
Map Based Activities
David Mangnall (Facilitator), Jean Cory-Wright, Russell Higham
David Mangnall (Facilitator), Liz Thevenard, Joolz Mathews, Nathan Watson, Lynley Stewart
David Mangnall (Facilitator), Gus Johannes, Alex Warriner, Philip Seed, Debbie Wanhill, Manu Schijf, Jonathan Hall
Liz Penman (facilitator), Samara Nicholas, Manu Schijf, Tim Wills, Yuin Khai Foong.
David Mangnall and Bevan Smith
Caving- in draft
Jen Riley (facilitator), Angus Stubbs, Keiran McKay, Hillary McDonald, Keiran Chandler, Richard Kersell, Kate Parr
Organisations who have funded this project include Education Outdoors NZ, Recreation Aotearoa, Sport New Zealand, Tourism Industry New Zealand Trust, Girls Brigade New Zealand, Scouts New Zealand and Christian Camping New Zealand.
Template, design and video exemplar links were done by the Mountain Safety Council and web layout on the SupportAdventure website by Tourism Industry Aotearoa.