Aerial Runway training and dates
If you are planning to use the Aerial Runway at Glenny Wood Scout Campsite this year you need to undertake training to do so, this includes any of those trained last year.
The training dates are at present -
Tuesday 14th April - 18:30 to 20:30
Saturday 18th April - 10:00 to 12:00
Saturday 18th April - 13:00 to 15:00
Wednesday 22nd April - 19:00 to 21:00
Thursday 23rd April - 19:00 to 21:00
The maximum on each course this year will be 6. I will confirm your booking by email from mid February onwards as the form comes in. There will need to be a minumim of 3 people on each course to make it run.
Only those booked to attend the course will be able to undertake it. Anyone just turning up, sorry but you will not be able to take part on the course.
To run the Aerial Runway is a complex activity which is labour intensive, physical and time consuming.
When considering this activity and before requesting training please take the following factors into account:-
1 - There are detailed instructions which must be followed.
2 - To set the runway up and test it to be ready to use takes around 1 hour.
3 - setting the runway up does require lifting of ropes, water barrels and tying knots etc...
4 - 6 adults are needed to manage the runway operations on each occasion. It is not safe to have less. This must include the trained operator, who will be responsible for briefing the others.
5 - Although harnessed on the operation requires two people on a platform around 10 feet off the ground.
6 - Two adults will physically have to assist the riders off the runway at the bottom.
7 - A level of paperwork and accountability is required, with the following and ticking off of the factsheet instructions and signing to confirm you have completed the tasks.
The training will be a pass - fail event, both on understanding of the training during the practice session and the Q & A sheet at the end.
The factsheet must be read thoroughly prior to the training.
Booking training -
I look forward to receiving training requests, the above is so you go to the training with your eyes open and you appreciate what you are “letting yourself in for”.
To book the training please log onto the request form at >>>>>
And for those trained in 2019 don’t forget you need to attend a 2020 training session as well.
The Glenny Wood Motto is
"take nothing but photographs and memories, leave nothing but footprints"