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Good Practice Guidelines

Good Practice Guidelines (GPGs) have been written for a number of organised outdoor activities. 

The GPGs are ideal for schools' use, particularly for the planning of outdoor activities commonly used in EOTC programmes and in aligning school procedures and systems with generally accepted good practice.

To locate the downloadable guidelines and templates for the activities listed below


  1. General Guidance for Organised Outdoor Activities
  2. Overarching Risk Management Guidance
  3. Driving Guidelines and Checklists
  4. Activity Good Practice Guidelines and Activity Planning Templates for:
    • Adventure-Based Learning
    • Archery
    • Campfire cooking and fires
    • Emergency Communication
    • Flatwater Floating and Paddling
    • Inland Waterway Swimming
    • Low Ropes and Confidence Courses 
    • Map-Based Activities
    • Overnight Camping
    • Sliding Activities 
    • Snorkelling    
    • Target Shooting
    • Tramping
    • Environmental Service,
    • Non-technical Caving,
    • Beach and Surf activities


These are activities not currently covered by the Adventure Activities Regulations or the higher-level Activity Safety Guidelines (ASGs) associated with the Regulations.