Outdoor Youth Programs: Safety
(1)Written policies and procedures. An outdoor youth program must have and follow written policies and procedures on all of the following:
(a)Equipment Safety Procedures, including appropriate instruction and maintenance of equipment.
(c)Risk Management Procedures.
(d)Health, nutrition, hydration, and physical stress management.
(2)Emergency plan. An outdoor youth program must have and follow a written emergency plan for disasters, medical emergencies, hostage situations, casualties and missing children in care, and other critical incidents identified by the program. The plan must at a minimum include:
(a)Designation of authority and staff assignments;
(b)Plans for evacuation;
(c)An emergency evacuation system that is on standby;
(d)Transportation and relocation of children in care when necessary;
(e)Supervision of children in care after an evacuation or a relocation;
(f)Arrangements for medical care and notification of a child in care’s physician and nearest relative, parents, or legal guardian; and
(g)A procedure for a review of the emergency plan by the local law enforcement and emergency services agencies from the area in which the outdoor youth program is operating.
(3)Emergency instruction. An outdoor youth program must instruct children in care on what to do in case of an emergency prior to any outdoor youth program activity.
(4)Emergency plan response review. In the case of the activation of an emergency plan response, the outdoor youth program must subsequently review the response in the context of the emergency plan to determine if changes need to be made to improve safety and efficiency. If local law enforcement and emergency services agencies have been involved in an emergency response on behalf of an outdoor youth program, the outdoor youth program must invite them to participate in the review of the emergency plan response.
Rule 413-215-0936 — Outdoor Youth Programs: Safety,