Practical planning considerations

  • Information sheets
  • Trip gradings
  • Emergency contact system
  • Pre-trip meetings
  • Telephone bookings
  • Legal liability considerations
  • Planning for permits
  • How to obtain permits

The best methods for communicating trip plans will be largely determined by the nature of the group, and whether it is being recruited through some organisation, such as a school, bushwalking or outdoors club, a youth group or similar. Most of these organisations have procedures or standard practices. These should be followed to ensure that all potential group members are aware of the necessary information, that any necessary approval from parents or guardians is obtained, and that any specific requirements of the organisation's risk management practices, public liability insurance and similar issues are attended to.