Coasteering Briefing Sheet

Reference
Date Last Reviewed
Last Reviewed By
Next Review Date
091
30/11/2016
Richard Curtis
30/11/2017
Reference
091
Date Last Reviewed
30/11/2016
Last Reviewed By
Richard Curtis
Next Review Date
30/11/2017

Initial Instructor to Participants Brief and Demonstrations

  • Ensure correct clothing and especially footwear
  • Ensure that correct safety equipment as described in the Normal Operating Procedures relevant to the activity is carried and that all participants and any assisting staff are aware of it and its uses
  • Brief all person as to what to do in case of an emergency/accident
  • Identify safe zones and rendezvous points, both intermediate and at the start and finish
  • Ensure awareness/knowledge of participants abilities
  • Be aware of any recent injuries or medical conditions that might be affected by the activity
  • Demonstrate correct shallow jumping technique
  • Demonstrate correct deep water jumping technique
  • Consider ‘numbering off’ technique as a method of continuous head counting

Roles for Assisting Staff

Coasteering will only take place with either two members of instructional staff or with the aid of a competent adult. A competent adult is someone with experience of coasteering and who is known to the instructor and holds a minimum of RLSS Emergency Response Activity Supervisor (ERAS) award

  • To assist with discipline as and where appropriate
  • To reinforce the commands given during the session
  • To act as additional eyes and ears for both the activity itself and also the immediate surroundings
  • To help monitor the participants wellbeing
  • To assist with any incident by facilitating the implementation of the Emergency Action Plan
  • To be familiar with and know how to use any emergency equipment carried with the party

What Assisting Staff can expect from The Instructor

  • Clear communication of intentions
  • Positive activity leadership
  • Care and monitoring of participants wellbeing i.e. Getting cold etc
  • Sessions run in accordance with the appropriate Normal Operating Procedure
  • Positive and decisive action in the event of an emergency or incident
  • Decisions made without the influence of bravado