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Outdoor Learning in the South & Channel Islands

The Southern Region includes the beautiful coast, lakes, rivers, downs, open countryside, city centres and two National parks spread across the counties of Hampshire, West and East Sussex, Kent, Surrey, London, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire along with the Isle of Wight and Channel Islands. We have a great array of environments used by our members, from rural open spaces, dramatic coastlines, to open country and city centre provision. The region has a strong outdoor learning community with many centres and freelancers operating in the very diverse and active region.

The voluntary committee represents IOL in your region, get in touch with us. We wish to represent your views.

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South & Channel Islands Regional Events

South & Channel Islands Regional News

New edition of the UK Ropes Course and Off-Ground Adventure Activities Guide
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New edition of the UK Ropes Course and Off-Ground Adventure Activities Guide

Guidance to ropes course operators, installers, trainers and inspectors

ERCA are happy to announce that the completely revised and amended version of the document was published a few days ago and is available for download here now. The document is for guidance to ropes course operators, installers, trainers and inspectors. It is not a substitute for existing laws, norms or standards, but with its practical orientation, it can be a very good help to understand the interdependencies and to identify supportive resources. Furthermore, the new edition also reflects similarities and differences between ropes courses and newly invented off-ground activities, such as net parks, stand-alone zip line attractions or simulated free fall devices.

They are indebted to the editors, namely Emma Bell, Chris Proud and Steve Woods who compiled the new edition. An additional thanks goes to all reviewers who contributed to the extensive guidance.
This edition was compiled in conjunction with …

… the Adventure Activities Industry Advisory Committee,

… the European Ropes Course Association,

… and the Health and Safety Executive.

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Contact IOL South & Channel Islands

Chair  -  Bryn Beach - Email Bryn

Secretary - Martin Robinson

Committee: Sam Kendall, Mike King, Gary Palmer, Chris Rinaldi, Denea Wright


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