Use of games, trust, initiative activities, use of metaphors, assessing group’s readiness, group stage and facilitation & debriefing techniques.
Operation of all stations of the Challenge courses, iIncluding specialty events-Trapeze Jump, Zap Lines, Flying Squirrel, Zip Line.
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;
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.
Use of Personal Safety Gear (PSG) – following PRCA* / ACCT* Installation Standards & manufacturer’s specifications.
Ability to execute emergency procedures and rescues protocols specific to challenge course operating procedures.
Developing / evaluating / maintaining all Challenge Course Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) & Local Operating Procedures (LOP).
Maintaining appropriate administrative documents. Participating in periodic organizational reviews.
Developing a risk management, course maintenance and inspection plan. Evaluating near-misses, incidents and [accidents] for appropriate policy changes.
Developing an operational equipment use and inspection system plan according manufacturer’s prescribed use and retirement criteria, logs and inventory.
Purchasing appropriate operational equipment [personal safety gear aka “PSG”], ropes, hardware, connectors and more.
Hiring, training, supervising, [mentoring] and evaluating employees and [staff] volunteers. Scheduling employees and programmed events. Interfacing with higher levels of management.