Climbing Wall Safety

Climbing area should have restricted access to prevent unqualified climbers from using the facility

Rules should be posted in a prominent place

Trained staff should be on hand when novice climbers are using the climbing wall

A first aid kit should be available and staff should be trained in basic first aid procedures and CPR

Accidents should be documented and reported to the facility management

Condition of climbing equipment should be examined regularly by a qualified inspector

Helmets should be worn by climbers

Harnesses should be fitted by a qualified instructor and proper buckling techniques should be taught

Climbing route levels of difficulty should be clearly labeled with route setting tape.

Climbers should be advised of risks related to climbing wall activities

Inexperienced climbers should depend on evaluation by more experienced climbers when considering the skill level required by a climbing wall