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New Adventure Activity Standards for Queensland

New Adventure Activity Standards for Queensland
May 28, 2010

The Queensland Government has released new Adventure Activity Standards, the minimum guidelines for leaders of dependent groups conducting group outdoor adventure activities.

They voluntary guidelines for undertaking potentially risky activities in a safe manner, for both participants and operators, reflect the minimum standards for planning and undertaking outdoor adventure activities for commercial and non-commercial groups, where the participants depend upon the activity provider.

The guidelines make it clear that those involved in group-based activities should have an opportunity to be appropriately informed of the legal expectations and responsibilities that they accept.

When followed, they also ensure that organisations and leaders know what is expected of them when conducting activities and that appropriate duty of care for self, others and the environment is afforded.

This initiative means that Queenslanders have access to Queensland-specific guidelines similar to those available in other states including Victoria, Tasmania, South and West Australia.

A wide cross-section of the industry has been involved in the development of the guidelines. These include the Queensland outdoor industry, key Queensland government agencies and statutory authorities.

For more information email qaas@qorf.org.au or go to www.outdoorsqueensland.com.au/01_cms/details.asp?ID=1048

Image: White Water rafting on the Tully River Gorge.

5th March 2010 - QUEENSLAND OUTDOOR ADVENTURE STANDARDS LAUNCHED


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