Learning Outdoors; Connect & Celebrate, 2013 Outdoors Victoria Education Conference
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Adventure Activity Standards (AAS) are voluntary guidelines for organisations conducting outdoor recreation activities for dependant groups where participants have a level of dependence upon a single or multiple leaders.
AAS are NOT statutory standards by law. Legal liability for injuries or property damage is primarily governed by the laws of Contract and Negligence which are described within each AAS introduction. Commercial activity providers will however be aware that AAS have been applied by most managers of crown land as a legal requirement of neccessery licenses.
The AAS have been established as minimum standards The concept required appropriate consultation with commercial and community involvement to produce a single and consistent set of guidelines for safe and sustainable practices in the outdoors to provide clarity to the sector and external stakeholders.
Four government agencies - Sport and Recreation Victoria (SRV), Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE), Parks Victoria (PV) and Tourism Victoria (TV) helped support the establishment of the AAS project.
AAS expects activities to be conducted in a manner appropriate to the specific organisation, the participants being led and the nature of the activity being undertaken. Outdoors Victoria supports the pursuit of best practice by organisations which have the expertise and resources to optimise safety and quality of activities for participants and the environment.
For more information about AAS contact firstname.lastname@example.org