Across the UK, days out at adventure assault courses are becoming much more common. Set in rural areas these outdoor, military-style courses are the popular choice for birthdays, stag or hen parties, and fun days out. However, the mix of extreme obstacles, including high walls and zip wires, with activities such as abseiling and high ropes, means that there is a very high risk of having a slip, trip or fall, and sustaining a serious personal injury.
Here are a few tips to avoid slips, trips and falls at adventure assault courses:
- Always research the adventure assault courses before your visit to see if it has the required safety recommendations.
- If you have children with you then look at the specific restrictions on the company’s website to see if children are allowed on the course. Sometimes children under a certain age need a consenting signature from a parent to participate on the assault courses, and require an adult to join them on the course.
- Always submit to the height and weight restrictions set out by the adventure assault courses.
- Make sure you wear the correct safety equipment given to you throughout the duration of the course.
- Do not start the course or any activity until you have been given a full safety briefing by one of the trained staff members.
- Do not wear loose clothing that could get caught on any equipment whilst on the adventure assault courses.
- If you are afraid of heights then do not partake in high ropes or similar activities. Having a panic attack whilst on an off the ground activity could pose a risk to your personal safety.
- If rain or mud has made the obstacles slippery then take more time to complete them, rather than rushing and potentially falling.
Having a public place fall can cause various injuries, ranging from bruises and cuts, to much more serious fractures.
If you are unfortunate enough to have suffered an injury after an accident at an adventure assault course, then Accident Advice Helpline can help. Providing professional advice about personal injury compensation, our helpline is available 24/7.
To qualify for slip or trip compensation you must have had an accident at an adventure assault course, within the last three years, that was not your fault.
Call us today on 0800 180 4123 to speak to a member of our expert team.
Date Published: December 9, 2013
Author: David Brown