OEAQ supports the development of national Adventure Activity Standards (AAS) currently being developed.
Adventure Activity Standards (AAS) are minimum, voluntary guidelines for organisations conducting outdoor activities where the participants are dependent on the activity provider.
The AAS were developed to promote:
- Safety for both participants and providers
- Understanding of the minimum requirements for running quality, accountable adventure activities
- Knowledge for industry, public consumers, insurers and the legal system
The AAS are NOT statutory standards by law. In Queensland, legal liability for injuries or property damage is primarily governed by the law of Contract and Negligence which are described within each AAS introduction.
OEAQ upholds the following Queensland Adventure Activity Standards as they apply to the diversity of outdoor activities undertaken in Queensland:
Adventure Activity Standards Queensland coordinated by Queensland Outdoor Recreation Federation (QORF)
For information on the Activity Adventure Standards currently operating in other states refer to Outdoor Council of Australia.
In addition to the AAS, Education Queensland have developed Curriculum Activity Risk Management Guidelines that can be used in conjunction with the AAS.