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Rule 9.79 Permanent high ropes activities

Permanent high ropes activities are defined in Rule 9.78 High Ropes Activities

a.    Construction and maintenance of permanent high ropes structures must follow the guidelines in AAIAC (Adventure Activities Industry Advisory Committee) – The UK Ropes Course Guide. This can be found at www.scouts.org.uk/highropessetup.

b.    Permanent high ropes structures must have a written operating manual which needs to be approved by a Technical Adviser. The minimum qualification of a Technical Adviser is Mountain Instructor Award (MIA) or a European Ropes Course Association (ERCA) qualified high ropes instructor qualified to rescue (or equivalent of higher).

Further details of what should be included within the operating manual and how to find and check a Technical Adviser can be found in FS120423 High Ropes.


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