Safety Log

Safety Log
This page logs safety incidents in the club. By publishing this information we hope to dispel the myth that accidents don't happen and to offer some transparency on issues and incidents. If there are patterns developing over time we can also seek to address them.

If you think there is an incident that should be in this log please report it to the Safety Officer.

August 2014 - Several instances of Event Organisers raising the fact they couldn't assess suitability of attendees due to lack of information. Email sent out to all active members asking for profile and RSVP questions to be answered.

Member who missed start of walk, walked on his own in reverse direction and met the main group on the hill and arranged to meet them again later on, though this never happened. Organiser unable to contact him until late in the evening, when he was just about to call the police to notify him as missing.

June 2014 - Completely new joiner asking unusual questions about a HARD rated walk (10 hours including scrambling), asked to clarify experience but did not reply, subsequently signed up for another HARD rated walk and an outdoor climbing meet. Removed from all events for his own safety.

May 2014 - Climber North West Highlands fell 25 feet, including hard impact on foot against ledge half way down, multiple fractures and dislocations in the foot, helicopter rescue and transfer to Inverness hospital. Long recovery period. Climber noted gear placement could have been higher and belayer could have been better warned it was the crux of the climb, which might have lessened impact of fall.

April 2014 - A small group with a dog walking in Trossachs. Near the summit the dog ran off and was discovered stuck on a ledge. Required climbing skills to retrieve so the Mountain Rescue were called out. Group stayed in a group shelter while waiting for rescue. Leader noted how useful group shelter was in the situation and to be careful with dogs on steep terrain.

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Table of Contents

Page title Most recent update Last edited by
Raising a Safety Issue June 16, 2014 11:37 AM Alastair P
Safety Log October 7, 2014 8:41 PM Alastair P
Safety January 30, 2015 11:34 PM Alastair P
In Case of Emergency March 26, 2013 7:06 AM Ross
No Show Policy January 13, 2014 6:36 PM Helen M.
Walk Etiquette January 13, 2014 6:37 PM Helen M.
Membership Benefits May 9, 2014 9:09 AM Helen M.
Summer Check List January 13, 2014 6:38 PM Helen M.
Traction Devices February 12, 2015 8:21 PM Helen M.
Emergency Procedure Advice February 22, 2013 2:49 PM Billy S.
Crampons January 13, 2014 6:39 PM Helen M.
Civil and Employers Liability Insurance for Clubs January 10, 2013 1:39 PM Ross

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