Administrative Procedure 260 – Appendix A

Risk Classification

EXCLUDED ACTIVITIES
Activities where there is NO LIABILITY COVERAGE AVAILABLE

Aviation – non-commercial aircraft, helicopter, hot air balloon rides (tethered & untethered), skydiving, parasailing
Automobiles – racing, drag racing, motor cross, snowmobile Mechanical bulls, rallies, off road all-terrain vehicles
Air-filled “fun structures”
Boxing
Bungee jumping
Chuck wagon races
Demolition derbies (vehicles)
Demolition of derelict buildings & equip.
Dunk Tanks
Go-karting
Mountain Climbing – ice climbing, deep caving, repelling, rock climbing
Paintball / war games
Pyrotechnics/fireworks
Rodeos
Watercraft racing
Winter biathlon with live ammunition

High Risk Programs
Activities that create a high potential for injury. They require a great deal of thought and planning prior to implementation. Qualified and/or certified instructors must be present at all times. Classes are to be cancelled if the regular instructor is unable to attend. All rules and regulations must be reviewed with students on an ongoing basis. Strict behavior guidelines and discipline actions must be maintained. Approved safety equipment appropriate to the activity must be used at all times. Signed parental consent forms must be on file before students can participate.

Archery
Downhill skiing / Snowboarding
Firearms courses – rifle ranges
Gymnastics
Hunter training
Lake swimming
Mountain biking
Roller blading / inline skating
Rope courses – high / low
Sailing
Scuba diving
Skateboarding – skateboard parks
Trampolines
Wall climbing
Watercraft
Water skiing
Whitewater rafting / kayaking
Winter orienteering / winter campouts

Moderate / Low Risk Programs
Activities with a limited potential for serious injury. Instruction by qualified instructors, adequate supervision, the use of protective and safety equipment such as helmets, life jackets, etc., and a careful review of the rules and safety guidelines will help to ensure a safe environment.

Canoeing
Court sports
Cross country skiing
Curling
Diving
Fishing
Golf
Gymnasium programs
Hay ride / Sleigh rides
Hiking on trails
Horseback riding / trail riding
Ice hockey
Ice skating
Martial arts – karate, judo, kung fu, tae kwon do
Non-physical educational / cultural programs
Orienteering
Swimming - public pools, wave pools, water slides
Sports field programs – soccer, football, baseball, field hockey
Summer campouts
Tobogganing / snow sledding

Adopted:

September 21, 2016

Amended:

 

Reference:

Section 1, 12, 18, 20, 45, 45.1, 60, 61, 113 School Act

Guide to Education ECS to Grade 12

Safety Guidelines for Physical Activity in Alberta Schools

Safety Guidelines for Secondary Inter-School Athletics in Alberta

Physical Education Safety Guidelines