Level 1 - 2 skills

Sequencing

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Use of games, trust, initiative activities, use of metaphors, assessing group’s readiness, group stage and facilitation & debriefing techniques.

Operation

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Operation of all stations of the Challenge courses, iIncluding specialty events-Trapeze Jump, Zap Lines, Flying Squirrel, Zip Line.

Spotting and Belaying

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Learn the ability to spot and teach other spotters in a variety of different LOW events. Become competent in the methods / techniques for belaying; anchoring / back up system; belay escapes, use of friction devices;

Knots and Rope Care

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Learn bowline on a bight, figure eight follow-through, super eight, double fisherman’s, prusik (including from scratch), clove hitch, safety knots, water knot, killick hitch and identifying splices. Also learn handling, coiling and retirement. 

Personal Safety Gear

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Use of Personal Safety Gear (PSG) – following PRCA* / ACCT* Installation Standards & manufacturer’s specifications. 

Emergency Procedures

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Ability to execute emergency procedures and rescues protocols specific to challenge course operating procedures.

Manager skills

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Procedures

Developing / evaluating / maintaining all Challenge Course Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) & Local Operating Procedures (LOP).

Documentation

Maintaining appropriate administrative documents. Participating in periodic organizational reviews.

Risk Management

Developing a risk management, course maintenance and inspection plan. Evaluating near-misses, incidents and [accidents] for appropriate policy changes.

Operations

Developing an operational equipment use and inspection system plan according manufacturer’s prescribed use and retirement criteria, logs and inventory.

Equipment

Purchasing appropriate operational equipment [personal safety gear aka “PSG”], ropes, hardware, connectors and more.

Personnel

Hiring, training, supervising, [mentoring] and evaluating employees and [staff] volunteers. Scheduling employees and programmed events. Interfacing with higher levels of management.