Some of the risks that may be present and could produce injury when on a hiking or biking experience include:
- • Uneven trail surface with trip hazards e.g rocks poking out from the surface creating a fall.
- • Steep drop offs and undercut sections on the edge of the trail precipitating a fall.
- • Fallen trees across the trail which must be negotiated by climbing around or over and which could cause a trip or fall.
- • Unexpected falling debris caused by windy conditions which may generate falling trees and branches.
- • Rock fall risk at points where the trail traverses across slips and beneath overhanging terrain.
- • Exposure to adverse weather conditions may include but is not limited to the risk of hypothermia (cold) or hyperthermia ( heat), rain, sleet, snow, thunderstorms.
- • Exposure to height while crossing bridges (both swing bridges and fixed bridges).
- • Becoming lost if wandering from the trail and the group.
With all other BLACK experiences, there is an inherent risk that could include, but is not limited to the following:
- • Motor vehicle accident
- • Pedestrian collision
- • Injury when entering or exiting the vehicle
- • Intoxication (on wine, beer or gin tours)
BLACK guides are all internally trained, have a first aid certificate and operate our experiences with our client’s safety at the forefront and to minimise these risks. We also work with a number of third-party suppliers including but not limited to helicopter companies, boat cruise companies, cellar doors and fixed-wing flight operators. We have a third-party health and safety acknowledgement form that these suppliers are required to fill in to be included in our tours.