Safe Working Practice: Trail Checking
This unique course covers the principles and application of checking mtb trails as part of good practice trail and land management. It includes:
- Why trail check? an understanding of responsibilities and litigation
- Recording protocols, tools and techniques
- Three methods of trail checking and how you rotate them
- What to look for on the trail: corridor; surfacing; visibility; signage
- Categorising repairs
- Identifying locations needing repairs
- Management and verification requirements
This course also leads to the Volunteer Trail Repair Co-ordinator course which looks at maintaining mtb trails and liaising between volunteers, dig days and land owners / managers.
By the end of this course you will be able to:
- Set up systems of work for trail checks
- Implement lone-working procedures
- Check trails for land managers
- Identify locations that need immediate and future amendment
Please contact the Courses & Training Helpline to find out if this course is available for booking: 01483 238 337
What you need
Prior to attending this course, it is recommended that you have completed either:
- Safe Working Practice: Fundamentals (for use in non-technical environments) or
- Safe Working Practice: Fundamentals and Safe Working Practice: Technical Areas (for trail checking in technical and non-technical environments)
These courses are absolute pre-requisites for organisations such as Forestry Commission.
Where you are working with other land managers, it can be possible by request to bypass these pre-requisites.
This course leads directly to the Volunteer Trail Repair Co-ordinator course which takes the information determined as a result of your trail checks and identifies the most effective way of repairing and maintaining them, liasing with both volunteer trail repair groups, dig days and land managers.
This course can be used as supporting evidence and training towards the Trail Mountain Bike Leader Award.