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    Five safety checks to make when abseiling abroad


    Five safety checks to make when abseiling abroad

    Abseiling abroad can be one of the most exhilarating activities you’ll ever take part in. Rushing down the side of a cliff or a tall building, you can enjoy stunning views and feel the wind against your face as you enjoy the freedom and excitement of this – the most thrilling of sports.

    Making sure you’re safe when you are abseiling abroad

    Although every safety measure is adhered to when you are abseiling, either at home or on holiday, you need to make sure at all times you are using the correct equipment and following the right instructions. Slips, trips and falls and personal injuries are common when participants don’t follow these safety procedures, so here’s a quick check-list of things you need to do when abseiling abroad:

    Always check harnesses – After you’ve geared up, always check that your harness buckles are doubled back.

    Check knots – always double check that your tie-in knot is tied right and finished with a backup knot. Also check that the rope is threaded through both the harness waist loop and the leg loops.

    Wear a helmet – Helmets protect your head from falling rocks and from the impact of falling.

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    Pay attention – Always pay attention to the instructor. Don’t talk with others, chat on your phone or wave at people below.

    Check and double check your rope – It is essential that you check the simple things, such as the length of your rope, the anchors and the stopper knots before starting out.

    Slips, trips and falls when abseiling abroad can be extremely dangerous

    If you have an accident when you’re abseiling the results can be life changing. This is when you may consider making a compensation claim for the injuries you have sustained. Medical bills, especially when abroad, can be expensive and further treatment when you return could also cost you money. This is where personal injury compensation really comes in useful. Even if you are off work for any period of time, the money you receive could cover the loss of earnings you suffer.

    How to make a compensation claim

    Accident Advice Helpline is a compensation provider for personal injury compensation and has years of experience of dealing with personal injury claims, road traffic accident claims and work accident compensation cases.

    Their friendly, professional advisors are available on their freephone helpline, which is answered 24/7 and they work purely on a no win, no fee* basis.

    Date Published: November 11, 2013

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

    Disclaimer: This website contains content contributed by third parties, therefore any opinions, comments or other information expressed on this site that do not relate to the business of AAHDL or its associated companies should be understood as neither being held or endorsed by this business.

    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.