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TitleRisk management in the outdoors : a whole of organisation approach for education, sport and recreation
Author edited by, Tracey J. Dickson and Tonia L. Gray
Imprint Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012
Descript xviii, 245 p. : ill. ; 25 cm


Risk Management in the Outdoors is essential reading for students and practitioners involved in outdoor education, sport, recreation and tourism. Written by an expert author team, it explores the value of the outdoors in a society that is increasingly risk- adverse, but at the same time pushes the commodification of high risk and extreme activities. Drawing upon the risk management process from the Australian and New Zealand Risk Management Standard 4360, this text adopts a whole-of-organisation approach to risk management. It covers: • organisational sustainability • legal issues • program design • activities • severe weather scenarios • incident analysis . Risk Management in the Outdoors provides direction on how best to manage the 'down-side' of risk taking while maximising the potential benefits. Each chapter contains focus questions, case studies, action points for practitioners, plus further questions and activities. -- From publisher's web site


An introduction to risk, adventure and risk management -- Organisational sustainability and risk management -- The legal context for outdoor activities and programs -- The organisational context of risk management -- The real physical risks: putting it into perspective -- Program design and activity selection -- Program evaluation -- Risk communication -- Technology, risk and outdoor programming -- Severe weather -- Learning from injury surveillance and incident analysis

Outdoor education -- Australia Outdoor recreation -- Australia Outdoor recreation industry -- Risk management -- Australia Risk management -- Australia

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