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Trail Maintenance Coordinators Course

Course Dates 2024: Sat 16th March in Afan.

  • 220 British pounds
  • Bryn Bettws, Afan Forest, SA12 9SP.

Service Description

This is a one day course starting at 9.30am and finishing at around 5pm. Aim’s of the course: To be able to understand an inspection sheet. Set up on remedial action on cycle / MTB trails and record the finding appropriately. Safely supervise a group of Trail workers and Volunteers. Terrain used: A selection of grades of off road cycle trails. Course prerequisite: Participants should have some experience of working ‘outdoors’ and have a basic understanding of mountain biking trails and their maintenance. Key sections covered on this course include: • An overview of cycle trail construction and remedial actions. • Developing a safe system of work for cycle trail maintenance operations. • An overview of the Trail Inspection process. Will be given a Maintenance Co-ordinator Book and Health and Safety Awareness Book. Through studying the work book and participating in the practical sessions participants will cover the following topics: • Construction Design Management compliance • Risk Assessment • Method Statement • Emergency Plan • Accident and near miss reporting • Lone working • Welfare • On site safety • First aid • Biosecurity • Permissions • Work planning / scheduling • Managing live trails • Diversions and trail closures • Sign up an data management • Teaching techniques • Volunteers using hand tools • Manual handling • Tools and tool care • Faults and fixes • Drainage • Surfacing • Structures • Sight line management Updated for 2023 with the latest thinking from the Visitor Safety in the Countryside Group (VSCG) regarding members of the public Risk Assessments and frequency of inspections. We are also accredited by Association of Trail Builders (ATB) as delivery partners. For more information please contact us.

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Contact Details


Bryn Bettws Lodge, Pontrhydyfen, Port Talbot, UK

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