Essex Area Ramblers

At the heart of walking in Essex

1. Walk Leader checklists
We’ve updated our Walk Leader checklist - a handy list of tips to help walk leaders run safe and enjoyable walks.
What changes have been made and why?
We’ve updated the information about safeguarding (under-18s must be accompanied by a responsible adult) to reflect our revised safeguarding policy.
We’ve also removed the detailed first aid advice as we feel this would be better provided in a separate, dedicated resource. However the checklist does direct walk leaders to our first aid guidance provided by the British Red Cross.
What do you need to do?
•    Order some! We have small, durable and waterproof hard copies so you can take them on your walk. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to order a batch for your walk leaders.
•    Encourage your walk leaders to have a copy and carry them on walks.
 

2. In Case of Emergency (ICE) cards
In Case of Emergency cards allow walkers to fill in their emergency contact details and important medical information. Walkers should keep ICE cards in an accessible place so that if something should happen on a walk, the walk leader or emergency services know about any medical conditions and who to contact.
What do you need to do?
•    Order some! We have editable, durable and waterproof hard copies. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to order a batch. You might like to give them to your walk leaders to hand out on their walks.
•    Encourage your walkers to keep them in an accessible place when they go walking, for example a top rucksack pocket.
If you have any questions or would like to order Walk Leader checklists or In Case of Emergency cards, please get in touch with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. And don’t forget there is more information and guidance for walk leaders in our Walk Leader toolkit.

Warm wishes,
Rebekkah,Delivery manager
Wednesday, January 17, 2018