Injury caused by a fall from height
Instructors must ensure that all participants, themselves and observers are aware of the whereabouts of the edge and of sloping and/or loose ground leading to the edge. We recommend using a physical marker e.g. kit bag to identify a no-go parameter.
Instructors must ensure that all participants, themselves and observers are belayed effectively before approaching an edge at height, and before leaving the ground to climb. (Except for situations such as bouldering at low level, and lead climbing to the first runner).
All participants engaged in climbing or abseiling must be belayed effectively at all times, unless their height is minimal and/or physical support (spotting) can be used.
Instructors should ensure that all participants know not to climb unless the instructor is supervising.
Injuries caused by failure of equipment
All equipment will be checked prior to use and faulty items removed from operation.
Equipment must be used only for the purpose(s) intended.
Equipment must be treated with respect, with care and will be maintained as required to ensure good working order.
We recommend using minimal components in the safety system.
Injuries caused by failure in the operation of the belay system
Instructors must carefully instruct belayers and observe their practice at all times, or sufficiently regularly to ensure that they maintain good
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