“All climbing and bouldering activities have a risk of serious injury or death. Participant must be aware of and accept that even if they follow good practice there may still be the risk of accident and injury. It is the responsibility of the participant to adhere to the conditions of use” It is important you understand this document. There is inherent risk involved with climbing centres and associated activities. By signing this form, you are stating you understand that these risks cannot be completely removed. If you do not understand any of the terminology or content, ask a member of staff to clarify.
Conditions of Use
• Report to reception on each visit before climbing.
• You must exercise care, common sense and self preservation at all times
• Report any problem with the walls, equipment or other climbers behaviour to a member of staff immediately. This is particularly important with broken or spinning holds.
• Be aware of the other climbers around you and how your actions will affect them
• Never stand directly underneath someone who is climbing.
• If you have children, you must keep them under control and supervise them directly at all times. Be close enough to affect or control the child’s behaviour at all times.
• Please make yourself aware of the location of the fire exists in the building and fire assembly
As a user of this climbing wall, you must be aware of and accept the following:
• Volumes on the walls are designed to enhance the quality of climbing but you must be aware of and accept that when climbing above them there is an additional risk of falling onto them.
• Climbing beyond your capabilities on any wall is likely to result in a fall. Any fall may result in injuries despite the safety systems in place. You must make your own assessment of the risks whenever you climb.
• Participants must understand that climbing while pregnant can increase the risk posed to mother and unborn child.
• Participants must be aware and accept that climbing holds can spin or break.
• You must do everything reasonable and practical to avoid endangering yourself or others.
• You have to be aware of and adhere to the safety rules of the centre at all times.
• Stand back from the climbing walls unless you are spotting a climber.
• Please empty your pockets and removes all jewellery before climbing.
• Whenever possible, down climb, or if it not possible, use a controlled/ planned jump.
• It is your responsibility to ensure that you can climb down or land safely : don’t climb into a situation that you can not safely get out of.
• Never climb directly above or below another climber.
• Top out (climb over the top) in designated areas only, if you are unsure. Climb down.
• Remove anything from pockets that could hurt you when landing
• Always be aware of people climbing above and around you.
• Use the training area equipment at your own risk.
• If you are unsure how to safely use any item in the training area, please ask a member of staff.
THE SOFT MATTING DOES NOT REMOVE THE RISK OF INJURY. Injuries can still occur even after a controlled/planned jump but are more likely after an uncontrolled fall. You should always do your utmost to avoid the risk of uncontrolled falls. This includes paying attention to how you will land and always assessing the risk of each climb that you undertake.
Our duty of care : The conditions of use of the climbing centre are not intended to limit your enjoyment of the facilities, they are part of the duty of care that we as operators, owe to you , the customer, by law. As such, they are not negotiable and if you are not prepared to abide by them then the staff may ask you to leave.
Your duty of care : You have a duty of care to act responsibly towards the other users of the centre, follow good practice and abide by the conditions of use of the centre. Statements of ‘Good Practice’ are posted around the centre. These describe the accepted methods of use of equipment and climbing areas.
Before you can use the bouldering walls without supervision, you must be aware of the safe usage of bouldering and know how to use the bouldering walls safely. You are required to register to say that you know how to boulder and that you are prepared to abide by the rules and that you understand the risks involved in your participation. Anyone who is not competent to climb unsupervised must be supervised by a competent person.
An adult who has registered at the centre, proved competency, may supervise up to two novice climbers, as long as they are prepared to take full responsibility for the safety of those people. Groups of three or more novices must only be supervised by an instructor holding the relevant qualification. All children in the centre must be supervised by an adult unless they have been assessed by the management and registered for unsupervised climbing.