14 Duties of Miscellaneous Adventure Activity Operators

The Himachal Pradesh Miscellaneous Adventure Activities (Draft) Rule 14 lists the following duties for theses activity operators: 1. Report all accidents and incidents immediately to the following authorities of the area: (Rule 14-i) Activity-specific Association, Chairman of Technical Committee, Deputy Director Tourism and Civil Aviation, District administration, or District Tourism…

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HP Miscellaneous Adventure Activities (Draft) Sub-Rules 12-VI, VII

  Let’s learn about Himachal Pradesh Miscellaneous Adventure Activities (Draft) Sub-Rules 12-VI and VII.   Guidelines for Other Adventure Sports (Sub-Rule 12-VI)   The sub-rule VI suggests that the other adventure sports’ operators shall follow the existing national / international guidelines / norms.   Familiarization Runs on New Rivers and…

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Safety Measures for Joy Ride Parks in Himachal Pradesh

In the last lesson, you learnt safety guidelines for organizing hot air ballooning in Himachal Pradesh. Today, you will learn the safety measures suggested for joy ride parks in Himachal Pradesh. The Himachal Pradesh Miscellaneous Adventure Activities (draft) Rule 12-V suggests to form a sub-committee that will inspect the equipment…

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Prerequisites for Hot Air Ballooning in Himachal Pradesh

The Himachal Pradesh Miscellaneous Adventure Activities (draft) Rule 12-IV defines hot air ballooning and lists prerequisites for organizing the activity in the State. What is hot air ballooning? Hot air ballooning is an adventure activity that requires an aircraft, a balloon, a glider, or similar craft. What are the prerequisites…

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Himachal Safety Standards for Bungee Jumping

In the previous lesson, you learnt about river crossing techniques and safety guidelines recommended by Himachal Pradesh.  Now, you will learn various bungee jumping provisions discussed in the Himachal Pradesh Miscellaneous Adventure Activities (Draft) Rule 12-iii, 2016. What is bungee? Bungee is a rubber cord that is stretchable. One end…

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River Crossing Standards in Himachal Pradesh

In the last two lessons, you learnt about safety measures for rappelling and rappelling equipment (Rule 12-i). Today you will learn the next rule. The Himachal Pradesh Miscellaneous Adventure Activities (Draft) Rule 12-ii, 2016 specifies the techniques and various safety measures for river crossing. 2 Techniques for River Crossing: Flying…

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Technical Specifications for Rappelling Equipment

The Rule 12-i-f of the Himachal Pradesh Miscellaneous Adventure Activities (Draft) Rules 2016 recommends the following rappelling equipment: Technical Specifications for Climbing and Rappelling Ropes Kernmantle* The German word kernmantle consists of two words: kern that means core and mantle that means a sheath / covering. Kernmantle is a non-twisting…

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6 Safety Measures for Rappelling in Himachal Pradesh

The Himachal Pradesh Miscellaneous Adventure Activities (Draft) Rule 12-i prescribes the following safety measures for rappelling: A well-protected stance  (Rule 12-i-a) Enough space for free movement at the rappelling site (Rule 12-i-b) Enough space at the landing site (Rule 12-i-c) Availability of first-aid box throughout the activity (Rule 12-i-d) Sites…

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Mandatory Miscellaneous Adventure Activity Equipment Inspection

The Himachal Pradesh Miscellaneous Adventure Activities (Draft) Rule 12 (2016) proposes an inspection of all the equipment. Before applying for registration, miscellaneous adventure activity operators (MAAOs) shall arrange for the activity-specific equipment. The Technical Committee shall inspect all the equipment. Thereafter, the Deputy Director (Tourism and Civil Aviation), District Tourism…

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