Austere recently provided medical and safety support to an outdoor education activity in the remote Kalbarri National Park region of Western Australia. The activity group consisted of 50 students and 12 staff, and included a range of activities such as hiking, water activities and fieldcraft.
The Austere wilderness medic allowed staff to focus on delivering quality outdoor education by taking on a number of medical and safety duties including:
- monitoring the mental and physical welfare of all participants
- treating all injuries and illness, and escalating cases for off site treatment when required
- taking action to prevent small issues becoming large issues
- liaising with local health facilities and emergency services to pre-plan evacuation
- liaising with local landholders to notify them of the activity
- establishing a radio network for off-grid communications
- ensuring COVID-19 safety management plans were implemented
- monitoring hygiene around ablutions and food preparation areas to prevent sickness
- overseeing water activities for safety
- monitoring student movements between activity areas to prevent separation
- other logistics tasks as required
Please get in touch to discuss how Austere can proactively support your outdoor education activity, and allow you to focus on delivering a quality program.