Snow and Ice Activities

Includes

  • Skiing
  • Tobogganing
  • Sledding
  • Snowboarding

 Description

Snow activities are a winter sport or winter activity which is played on snow or ice. Common individual sports include cross country, alpine skiing, snowboarding,  skiing, ski jumping, speed skating, figure skating, luge, tobogganing, snowmobiling and ice skating.

Who Can Participate

  • Open to all.
  • Some Activity Providers may have additional age or height restrictions.

Safety Rules

  • Members must be adequately clothed for the coldest conditions. Wool or thermal wear has good insulation. Jeans, windcheaters and cotton clothing are to be avoided. Several layers of clothing are better than one thick one. Sun protection including ski goggles
    or sunglasses, headwear and sunscreen is essential. Wet weather gear should be waterproof and windproof, and strong comfortable footwear (such as snow boots, waterproof hiking boots) with non-slip soles is recommended. Gumboots sports shoes or runners are not appropriate and should not be worn.
  • Minimal Impact Practices Guidelines must be adhered too.
  • State Department of Transport regulations should be adhered to at all times.
  • When vehicles are used in snow areas, snow chains that fit must be carried.
  • Should there be inclement weather the LiC will decide if the activity stops.

Supervision Requirements 

Refer to Girl Guides Australia Ratios at a Glance

Leader in Charge

  • The LiC must ensure that all participants are informed of appropriate clothing and/or personal equipment prior to the activity.
  • The LiC must organise and collect the ADM.27 from youth members and ADM.28 from adults.  The LiC must inform the Activity Instructor of any health conditions or behaviour issues with participants.
  • The LiC must have an appropriate first aid kit and emergency equipment suitable for the activity present at the activity venue.
  • The LiC must ensure participants have water and food appropriate to the activity.
  • The LiC is responsible for all participants when they are not participating in the activity.

Activity Instructor 

Many outdoor activity centres will use in-house instructor qualifications. If you are unsure if they are accepted or alternative qualifications are held, contact your State Outdoor Activities Manager to ensure the instructor’s qualification is suitable.

Questions to be asked when looking for an Activity Provider

  • The Activity Leader/Instructor is to brief all participants on safety and the care of equipment prior to the activity.
  • It is suggested that the Activity Leader / Instructor provide ground training prior to the commencement of the activity if relevant.
  • Obtain permission from relevant authorities for access and use of land. Examples are: National Parks, State forests and private landowners.
  • The ratified activity leader/ instructor must have knowledge of the locality, facilities, and terrain and weather conditions of the area that the activity will be taking place.
  • Should there be inclement weather the LiC and ratified instructor will need to negotiate whether the activity should proceed or be postponed.
  • Activity Leaders/Instructors must have a first aid kit and appropriate rescue equipment readily accessible to all participants.

Notification Forms Required

ALL FORMS CAN BE ACCESSED HERE

For Approval – Prior to the Activity

  • OUT.01 Camp/Adventure-based/Event: Notification/Application
  • ADM.56B Risk Assessment Plan for Outdoor Activities Events Camps
  • The Activity Provider’s Risk Management Plan

At the Activity

  • Participants are required to have completed: ADM.27 for Youth Members or ADM.28 for Adults
  • ADM.24A Notification of Accident Form
  • ADM.24B Notification of Incident Form

After the Activity

  • OUT.03 Camp/Adventure-based/Event Report

Last Modified: 08/01/19 at 3:49 PM