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practice.

All sub-standard practice by participants must be stopped and corrected immediately.

Instructors must check understanding of belay principles and check operation before allowing participants to belay.

If a Gri-Gris is used, the dead rope must be held securely behind the belay device at all times whilst belaying is in progress. A Gri-Gri must not be used as a failsafe device.

Instructors should be aware that no belay devices are failsafe devices.

Cragfast participant

Anxiety and stress caused by fear

Instructors should make themselves aware of a participant’s state of mind, their fears and anxieties.

Instructors are to ensure that they have the means to perform a mid crag rescue at all times.

Instructors are to offer appropriate support to enable participants to regain control and retain dignity for themselves.

Cragfast participant caused by jammed abseil device, trapped clothing, jewellery, hair or parts of the body.

Anxiety and stress caused by fear, minor cuts/bruises

Instructors are to ensure that they have the means to perform a mid crag rescue at all times.

Instructors should use a releasable abseil rope as required.

Instructor could advise participants to remove any jewellery that increases this risk.

Instructor could advise participants to wrap, tuck or hide long hair to reduce the risk of it becoming entangled in the belay or abseil device.

Instructors could ensure that

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