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Shoalhaven Bushwalkers Inc.

PO Box 403
Nowra NSW 2541

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SBW Safety Procedures apply to all of our walks - Wednesday Walks and Weekend Walks.

All walks require completion of an Attendance / Waiver Sheet.

Prior to their walk, a leader should ask themselves - "Will anyone know if we do not return today? If not, the leader should ensure they have a Safety Backup - a person not on the walk who will know that the group has not returned at the appointed time and who will notify the club if this happens. The Safety Backup does not have to be a member of the club - and is usually a friend or family member.

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 that if the group fails to return, they should call the President first, then any other committee member if the President cannot be contacted. The club has a Protocol for Overdue Walkers on this website that will then be followed.

Leaders should remember to advise their Safety Backup of their safe return!