CA-OAS 6 - Activity Technical and Safety Requirements
The organisation considers safety and technical requirements, competence of leaders, and the abilities of participants when engaging in potentially demanding activities.
The organisation evaluates potentially demanding activities for level of difficulty and undertakes only those within the competence of the leaders and the abilities of participants.
Participants and personnel use protective gear and equipment when appropriate, including:
The organisation maintains clear guidelines and trains personnel and participants, as appropriate, on safely building and extinguishing fires.
Ropes courses, alpine or climbing towers, and artificial wall climbing activities meet the following requirements:
Interpretation: COA does not approve, certify, or accredit ropes courses, alpine or climbing towers, or artificial wall climbing programmes. The organisation must seek independent review by recognised experts for that purpose. The organisation’s primary responsibility is to ensure the safety of participants and personnel. Therefore, CA-OAS 6.04 applies both to facilities owned or operated by the organisation, and those used by the organisation’s participants but owned and operated by others. In all cases, the organisation must provide authoritative information regarding compliance with accepted standards for special programme components.
NA The organisation does not carry out the specified activities or programme components.
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