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Stride for Life Wednesday Walks
Code of Conduct
is no compulsion to undertake any activity, but group dynamics may
‘encourage’ an individual to do something they may not feel able to do.
If in any doubt say no, but communicate this with the leader.
Blairgowrie and District Next Steps is committed to equal opportunities.
A written policy is available on request.
are free to leave the group at any time but MUST notify the leaders.
If they leave they are responsible for making their own way back
failure to advise the leaders may result in a missing person search and
cause considerable difficulties.
leaders are volunteers as well as participants and are there for enjoyment
also so please show respect for them and be considerate of everyone else.
leaders informed of any changes in health, including before, after, and
(especially) during the walk.
people” must be accompanied by a carer at all times.
All participants will be treated with dignity and private information
such as advised medical conditions will be treated in the strictest
must be fit for the walk at all times.
A health questionnaire must be completed before commencing with this
activity, and should assess your ability to participate.
By registering for a walk you are deemed to be declaring yourself fit enough
for that walk. At no times will any of the walk leaders or other
organisers be held responsible for any exacerbation of a pre-existing
medical condition whether known or otherwise. If appropriate, please do a shorter or less demanding walk to start
off with. While
we strive to be inclusive it is unreasonable to always expect a leader to
hang back on a longer and more strenuous walk. If in any doubt
about your fitness or general ability please consult with the leaders before
starting a walk.
If in any doubt about your fitness or general ability please consult with the leaders before starting a walk.
leaders inherit a particular duty of care (but are not accountable for
participants are responsible adults but a leader is in charge at all times
and must have the final say.
They take your well-being and safety seriously and provide advice
based on their experience.
suitably clothed and equipped for each walk,
if a leader suggests you shouldn’t go on the walk at that time then there
will be a good reason.
It may be necessary for safety reasons not to allow someone along at
a particular time.
within the group boundaries, please refrain from walking in front of the
front marker or behind the rear marker.
is a group activity therefore keep yourself and everybody else safe.
participants should share in undertaking refreshment and other chores, a
rota may be drawn up to assist.
walkers must register at the start of each walk, and by ‘signing-on’
will be deemed to have accepted the rules.
to abide by these rules, may result in hazards to others as well as
refusal may result in exclusion from further activity.
in any doubt as to your ability to undertake a walk please select a less
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