Safety Checklist

It is advisable to have the following with you on a walk:

Clothing

  • Comfortable clothing/layers; jeans are not suitable
  • Waterproof/windproof outer jacket
  • Boots with good sole pattern; trainers are not suitable
  • Hat and gloves
  • Spare warm clothing

 

Equipment

  • Food and water/warm drink
  • Extra energy-giving food/emergency rations
  • Survival bag
  • Whistle and torch
  • First aid kit

 

All sporting and leisure activities have inherent hazards associated with them and walking is no exception. In spite of the safety of members always being the paramount concern, accidents will occasionally occur. It is important, therefore, that when entering into the activity, each member appreciates that they have a responsibility to identify the hazards associated with the activity and take all reasonable steps to eliminate or minimise the potential for an accident to arise.

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