/ Risk assessment: slacklining
I am going to be leading a camp (voluntary, not paid) of 16-25 year olds, and was wanting to use my slackline as an evening activity. I was wondering whether
1.doing a risk assessment, and
2. getting signatures [either their own, or parents if under 18] stating they are aware of the risks (and are responsible themselves for their participation)
would cover my back in terms of potential injuries and claims. I think it's a great activity and would really love to be able to do it, but can't quite figure out if it is worth it. The previous post was in reference to primary school kids, so was hoping someone would have similar experiences with 16's and older, and have any advice to offer to me?
This is my understanding of it but someone will come along that has more knowledge on the subject.
That it doesn't. But for risks that are part of the activity (ie: not brought about by someone's negligence etc..), if they understood those risks they're not going to be successful in suing for compo.
What sort of camp is it....? IS it one where the parents (primarily) are expecting the young people will be taking part in adventurous type activities. If that is the case then they will have already signed a form saying they give their permission for their child to take part in these activities and slacklining... if an activity ok'd by the camp organisers would fit this bill.
If it is a camp where they are making music and sticking leaves on a collage you may need a permission form.
Which ever a RA is definitely required.
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