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Risk Management in the Outdoors
A Whole-of-Organisation Approach for Education, Sport and Recreation


Lyn Ainsworth, Eric Brymer, Paul Colagiuri, Clare Dallat, Jon Heshka, James Neill, Anne Terwiel, Brian Weir
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  • Date Published: February 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521152310

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  • Risk Management in the Outdoors is essential reading for students and practitioners involved in outdoor education, sport, recreation and tourism. Written by an expert author team, it explores the value of the outdoors in a society that is increasingly risk- adverse, but at the same time pushes the commodification of high risk and extreme activities. Drawing upon the risk management process from the International Standard on Risk Management, ISO 31000, this text adopts a whole-of-organisation approach to risk management. It covers: • organisational sustainability • legal issues • program design • activities • severe weather scenarios • incident analysis . Risk Management in the Outdoors provides direction on how best to manage the 'down-side' of risk taking while maximising the potential benefits. Each chapter contains focus questions, case studies, action points for practitioners, plus further questions and activities.

    • A unique resource for students and practitioners
    • The authors all have experience in conducting outdoor programs in education, sport, recreation and tourism contexts
    • The whole-of-organisation approach encourages the student to think more critically about where their activities or programs are situated within the organisation
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    Product details

    • Date Published: February 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521152310
    • length: 264 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 175 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.48kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. An introduction to risk, adventure and risk management Tracey J. Dickson
    2. Organisational sustainability and risk management Brian Weir & Tracey J. Dickson
    3. The legal context for outdoor activities and programs Lyn Ainsworth & Jon Heshka
    4. The organisational context of risk management Tracey J. Dickson & Anne Terwiel
    5. The real physical risks: putting it into perspective Tracey J. Dickson
    6. Program design and activity selection Tonia Gray & Eric Brymer
    7. Program evaluation Tonia L. Gray & James T. Neill
    8. Risk communication Clare Dallat
    9. Technology, risk and outdoor programming Tonia L. Gray & James T. Neill
    10. Severe Weather Paul Colagiuri
    11. Learning from injury surveillance and incident analysis Tracey J. Dickson

  • Editors

    Tracey J. Dickson, University of Western Sydney
    After a career in outdoor education Tracey Dickson began working as an academic where her research in areas such as risk management, injury prevention, wilderness experiences and facilitation of learning has been informed by her time in the field. With degrees in adult education and human resource management and a PhD in experiential learning and current studies in public health, her perspectives have been influenced by theories as to how the organisational and societal contexts impact upon the actions taken and decisions made in the field. Tracey's contribution to the outdoor industry are reflected in being nominated as a life member of the Outdoor Recreation Industry Council (ORIC) and being awarded the President's Award for Outstanding Services to ORIC in 2008. Tracey maintains her connection with work in the outdoors through her role as an assessor for the ORIC's organisational accreditation program and involvement with the snowsport industry.

    Tonia L. Gray, University of Western Sydney
    Tonia Gray PhD, is an Associate Professor at the University of Wollongong (UOW), Australia in the areas of Outdoor, Health and Physical Education. She has enjoyed a long and extremely rewarding career in the outdoor industry spanning almost three decades. During that time, she has been instrumental for the Outdoor Education program (both undergraduate and postgraduate courses) at UOW, the editor of the Australian Journal of Outdoor Education (AJOE), supervised many Honours, Masters and Doctoral theses, and currently a review board member for the Journal of Experiential Education (JEE). Tonia's research interests include: experiential learning in a variety of educational settings; risk taking and risk managements; understanding the motivations and personalities of extreme sports participants; facilitation, leadership and management styles in adventure education and ecopsychology. In 2009, Tonia received the UOW’s Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning (OCTAL) and more recently, has won an Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) Award for Significant Contribution to Student Learning.


    Lyn Ainsworth, Eric Brymer, Paul Colagiuri, Clare Dallat, Jon Heshka, James Neill, Anne Terwiel, Brian Weir

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