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Event Participation

Please take note of the following conditions and policies when taking part in a VNPA event.

 

Disclaimer

By participating in a VNPA event you agree to do so at your own risk.

 

Liability

Every person participating in a VNPA activity does so at their own risk in all respects and, as such, accepts full responsibility for his/her suitability, fitness and preparedness for the activity and for a ny injury to him/herself. The Association, its office bearers, organisers, leaders and helpers are absolved from any liability in respect of any injury, loss or damage suffered by the participant while engaged in any VNPA activity to the extent permitted by law.

 

Public Liability Insurance

The VNPA has a public liability insurance policy.

 

VNPA Occupational Health and Safety Policy

Occupational Health and Safety involves shared responsibilities and a team approach. Everyone associated with the VNPA has a duty of care, which requires each person to be capable and responsible for their own health and safety as well as for the health and safety of others. So far as is practicable VNPA is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment that is safe and effectively eliminates or minimises the risks to the health and safety of staff, members, volunteers, contractors and visitors.

 

Use of personal vehicles for VNPA activities

Volunteers are advised that personal vehicles used for VNPA business and activities are not covered under the VNPA Public Liability or any other insurance. Volunteers should have as a minimum Third Party Motor Vehicle insurance or Full Comprehensive insurance when undertaking activities with the VNPA.

 

Volunteer Personal Accident Insurance

The VNPA has volunteer personal accident insurance.

 

Participating by Children

Children under 18 years old are welcome to attend VNPA activities if accompanied and supervised by their own parent or carer at all times, and if accepted prior to the day by the activity leader.

 

Incident Reporting

All incidents should be reported to the activity leader at the time they occur.

Serious incidents should be reported to the leader and to the VNPA Office on 9347 5188 within 48 hours of the incident. Examples of serious incidents include:

  • An injury requiring medical or dental treatment from a health professional (e.g. doctor, dentist, medical practice, hospital). This does not include treatment of minor injuries by a qualified first aid officer.
  • An incident that results in the attendance of emergencies services including police, ambulance, fire, SES, Bush Search & Rescue, or similar.
  • An incident that results in property damage.
  • A motor vehicle accident.
  • Any serious misconduct including violence, abuse, neglect, discrimination or harassment.

 

Emergency Contact System

The Bushwalking and Activities Group has organised an Emergency Contact System to enable communication to assist parties that are delayed or require external assistance. The system is to be used for all activities where the EC coordinator has deemed it necessary. The leader will advise participants of the name and phone number of the selected contact. All participants should leave details of their trip, the expected time of return and the phone number of the contact with a relative or friend. Enquiries about the late return of people are to be directed to the contact. Do not ring the police. The names and phone numbers of emergency contacts are listed for relevant dates in the
program. Direct any queries to the emergency contact coordinator.

The group is indebted to the contact people who give their time and effort to help protect our safety.

 

More information

Please contact the VNPA office at vnpa@vnpa.org.au or call 03 9347 5188