Outdoor Activity Safety Guidelines

These guidelines are intended to reduce the occurrence of bodily injury during all outdoor activities conducted by the Trail Conference. The outdoor activities addressed by these guidelines have been divided into four levels based upon the risks associated with the activity:

  • Level 1 – Activities on trails with no tools
  • Level 2 – Activities off trails or activities on or off trails with tools including clipping, general trail maintenance, and herbicide use
  • Level 3 – Trail rehabilitation and construction tasks typically done by trail crews
  • Level 4 – Chain sawing

Tables are provided for each level showing:

  • Potential job hazards
  • Safety gear (Personal Protective Equipment or PPE) recommendations and requirements
  • Recommended safety practices and procedures
  • First aid training recommendations and requirements
Latest significant change: 
Monday, February 6, 2017
Approved by Committee
Approved by Policy Council February 6, 2017, minor update June 7, 2017
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