Safety & Management of Challenge Ropes Course (CRC)
The Safety & Management of Challenge Ropes Courses (CRC) is designed for outdoor leaders, teachers and youth leaders who are keen to acquire the skills and knowledge required to utilise the CRC as a learning tool in a safe and effective manner.
Challenge Ropes Course - Basic (4 days)
This intensive residential course is aimed at equipping participants with introductory skills and knowledge that will enable them to assist or co-instruct a CRC session. Participants will be introduced to the basic structure of the CRC as an apparatus, introduction to basic rescue techniques, safety inspections and planning of challenge ropes course activities. The course structure includes indoor and outdoor lectures, case studies, role-play and simulated scenarios.
Challenge Ropes Course - Leaders (5 days)
This course is designed specifically for outdoor leaders, educators and student leaders, who have attained at least 21 years of age, and who utilise the CRC as leaders, instructors, CRC supervisors. This is intensive residential course aims to provide participants with the necessary skills to supervise a CRC session safely and effectively.
The programme content includes single ropes techniques, anchoring in static and dynamic environments, safety systems, rescue scenarios and methods, conducting inspections and safety audits of the CRC, rescue methods and procedures, facilitation of the CRC, programme design for the CRC, risk assessment and management, and safety protocols for the overall management of the CRC facilities and programmes.
The leaders’ course ends with theory and practical tests.