Safety

Safety for all of those impacted by our activities is of the upmost importance to the trail bus team. We have implemented robust, specific, proven and effective safety systems for every tour. If we can not plan to complete a tour safely, we do not conduct it. Every one of our tours are risk assessed, with comprehensive safety and emergency plans put in place. Trail running is rough, rugged and remote. With that comes inherent risks and hazards which we can not completely control. By attending a tour you are accepting those risks stated here in.

Prior to attending a tour please make yourself familiar with our safety information located here, our waiver page and our covidsafe tour page. 

Here’s some of what we do to ensure a safe and enjoyable tour for all our runners:

-COVIDSafe plan in place

-Competent group guides with maps and capped runner numbers

-A selection of distance and abilities groups

-Pre inspected routes, tour plans and tour maps

-Support vehicle with comprehensive first aid supplies

-Satellite phones and contacts lists

-Sweeping guides

-Route Flagging

-Planned interval head counts

-A pre-tour communicated risk register and safety sheet with hazards and controls

-On-site pre-tour safety brief

-First aid trained and first aid resourced guides

-Weather and conditions planning

-Emergency response plans. Including: lost runner procedure, extraction points, nearest medical facilities and planned fastest routes, emergency contacts list

-$20 million Public Liability Insurances

-Group uhf radio communications

-Water and food drops, aid stations and guide muling

-Gear hire

Further details are listed in our risk register and safety sheet below. These, plus our map files are emailed to all our runners before our tours.