Safety Considerations

Sort by...
Title
Author
Date of Publication
AdventureSmart
Emergency Management B.C.
Emergency Management B.C.
Fri, 2010-01-01
“British Columbia's program to promote and encourage outdoor safety. AdventureSmart provides information and offers programs on outdoor safety topics. If you participate in activities like mountain biking, kayaking, snowboarding, hiking or others - we have potentially life-saving information for you.”
Outdoor Safety Preparedness
Emergency Management B.C.
Emergency Management B.C.
Fri, 2010-01-01
Includes information on a variety of programs, including AdventureSmart (detailed below), and various planning brochures and forms such as, Trip Plan for Outdoor Survival, Code of Responsibility for Outdoor Activities, When Outdoors Plan to be Safe, Be Prepared on the Water, and Get in the Know – Learn About Snow.
Health Risks in the Wilderness
Health Link BC (http://www.healthlinkbc.ca/)
Health Link BC (http://www.healthlinkbc.ca/)
Fri, 2010-01-01
This two page document serves as a brief summary of potential risks involved with spending time in the wild including topics on drinking water, wild animals and insects.
Everything you Wanted to Know - Resources
Get Bear Smart Society
Get Bear Smart Society
Sun, 2012-01-01
“The Get Bear Smart Society is a registered Canadian charity that works hard to ensure people and bears safely and respectfully coexist wherever their homes and home ranges overlap.” This website has a resources section that features books, reports and scientific papers, videos, education materials, courses and links to other like-minded organizations.
Risk Management for Outdoor Programs: A Handbook for Administrators and Instructors in British Columbia
Center for Curriculum Transfer and Technology
Center for Curriculum Transfer and Technology
Tue, 2013-01-01
“This handbook is designed for use by managers and instructors of outdoor programs in British Columbia’s post-secondary institutions (mainly colleges and universities). Its purpose is to provide these staff with a risk management resource that will help them conduct operations responsibly and prevent accidents and injuries during field trips into wilderness and backcountry terrain. The typical post-secondary outdoor programs include those in outdoor recreation, physical education, natural history, and adventure tourism.”
Playground Safety Concerns
Adam Bienenstock
Natural Playgrounds http://www.naturalplaygrounds.ca
Wed, 2013-01-02
This site discussed safety concerns related to natural playgrounds, including: fall heights, surfacing, and sharp objects/edges.
Play Spaces for Vulnerable Children and Youth: A Synthesis
Ibrahimova, Aybaniz; Wilson, Desiree; and Pike, Ian
BC Injury Research & Prevention Unit, Child and Family Research Unit, UBC
Sun, 2013-09-01
This report presents a synthesis of three studies and includes an overview of overlapping findings on children’s play space preferences as well as a description of safety issues and concerns regarding children’s play spaces.