SBW Safety Procedures apply to all 3 categories of walks - Wednesday Walks, Weekend Walks and Short Notice Activities.
All walks require completion of an Attendance Sheet.
All walk leaders should ensure they have a Safety Backup (a person who will know that the group has not returned at the appointed time and who will notify the club if this happens).
• for Wednesday walks this is the Circle Manager - Tony Simmonds.
• for Weekend walks this is the Weekend Walks Coordinator - Karen Davis.
• for Short Notice Activities this could be a non-walking bushwalker, friend or family member.
However, on Wednesdays and Weekends, leaders should also be aware that if the Circle Manager or Weekend Walks Coordinator and their partners (respectively) are on the walk, an alternate Safety Backup may need to be arranged prior to the walk, and contacted ASAP after the walk i.e. Leaders should ask themselves and fellow walkers - "Will anyone know if we do not return today?"
Leaders of all walks should specify where possible where the cars will be parked in the walk descriptions they supply to the club program or to their Safety Backup.
Details of the planned route of the walk should also be provided to the club program and Safety Backup - especially where the walk is not a standard, well-known walk or has an off-track component.
Safety Backups should be advised to call the President first, then any other committee member, if the group fails to return. The club has a Protocol for Overdue Walkers on this website that will then be followed.
At the end of the walk, leaders of Short Notice Activities should email Brett Davis with the number of people on their walk so the club can monitor the use and success of this walk category.