• Maritime safety report issued for Anglesea Victoria Sea Kayaking incident

    On the 3 May 2016 a group of student’s sea kayaking capsized and were rescued. Luckily local Surf Life-Saving members happen to see the incident and where able to affect a rescue of all participants. Maritime Safety Victoria recently released their report into the incident. It can be downloaded from their website at transportsafety.vic.gov.au/maritime-safety/newsroom/safety-regulator-releases-report-on-anglesea-kayak-incident It […]

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  • Bushwalking nominations closing date extended

    In recent conversations with some stakeholders, the feedback has been that they would appreciate more time to consider and/or arrange putting forward a nomination for the bushwalking technical working group. In light of this feedback the nomination closing date has been extended to 14 April 2016 at 9.00am (AEST).

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  • Call for nominations to become Bushwalking TWG members

    The Australian Adventure Activity Standards (Australian AAS) Steering Committee is now seeking to form a Technical Working Group (TWG) to draft the activity specific standard for Bushwalking with dependent participants.

    The Bushwalking standard will hold all the provisions that are applicable to bushwalking and will utilise the ‘common content’ as its base. The ‘common content’ will cover common topics such as risk management frameworks, emergency management plans, child safety and environmental sustainability principles.

    The Bushwalking AAS will cover any specific bushwalking planning, participant, environment, leadership and equipment provisions.

    Interested? Please read on.

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  • Work begins on drafting the Australian AAS

    The first working group has been recently established to work on drafting the Australian Adventure Activity Standards (AAS). Adventure activity ‘experts’ from around Australia were invited to join the working group to develop the ‘common content’ that can be applied to all adventure activities. Members include: Margot Hurrell (Chair), Clare Dallat, David Chitty, David Clarke, […]

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  • Steering Committee plans the Australian AAS development

    Two days of meetings to plan and discuss the development of the Australian Adventure Activity Standards (AAS) was held in Melbourne, with members of the project Steering Committee coming together from around Australian. Key agenda items included identifying trends in outdoor adventure activity participation along with project planning. It also worked on plans for recruiting […]

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  • What’s happening over the next 6 months

    Development of the AAS is about to start in earnest. The first call out is being made for nominations to be on the Technical Working Group (TWG) to develop the common content AAS. As the name suggests this will include all the provisions that are “common” irrespective of the type of activity. For example risk […]

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  • Calling for nominations to become ‘common content’ TWG members

    The Australian Adventure Activity Standards (Australian AAS) Steering Committee is now seeking to form a Technical Working Group (TWG) to draft the base or core standard for all adventure activities. This ‘common content’ standard will hold all the provisions that are applicable for all adventure activities, such as risk management and emergency management frameworks and […]

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  • Ministers pledged support to develop Australia’s first national adventure activity standards

    Australia’s peak outdoor bodies welcomed the commitment by State and Territory Sport & Recreation Ministers of funding for the creation of the first set of national adventure activity standards for the industry. Working with state and territory governments, the outdoor sector peak bodies will be able to develop the Australian Adventure Activity Standards (Australian AAS) […]

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  • Outdoor recreation stakeholders join forces to create Australia’s first national set of outdoor safety standards

    Australia’s peak outdoor bodies, working together with state and territory governments, will improve community and participant outdoor experiences, thanks to the creation of the first set of national adventure activity standards for the sector. The Australian Adventure Activity Standards (AAAS) will provide a best practice framework for safe and responsible planning and delivery of a […]

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