Spreading the love of riding, one ride at a time.
New Zealand is home to some of the world’s best instructors. WorkSafe keeps record of all MTB Instruction companies that have been audited under the Adventure Activity Regulations 2016.
Starting a mountain bike instructing business.
Running a MTB instruction company is heaps of fun, but we also want to make sure people that people are doing it safely.
Here is a check list to start:
- Form a Company with the NZ Companies Registry
- Get land owner permission. These may be DOC concessions, Recreation Permits for Crown Lease land from LINZ, private land holder agreements and possibly a resource consent.
- Create a Safety management plan (SMP) – this will need to include or be supported by SOPs, staff training and induction, Hazard and risk assessment register. Check out http://www.supportadventure.co.nz for templates
- The Adventure Activities Regulations 2016 means that most likely you’ll need to register your business and gain a higher audit from Outdoors Mark or Adventure Mark. Most trails over grade 3 would fit in this scope. If you’re in doubt then there is no doubt you should be registered. It will protect you and the greater industry.
Legislation regulations to consider:
- Health and Safety at Work Act 2015
- Health and Safety at Work (Adventure Activities) Regulations 2016
- Accident Compensation Act 2001
- Maritime Transport Act 1994
- Local Government Act 2002
- Land Transport Act Now 2017
- Land Transport Rule: Passenger Service Vehicles 1999
- The Conservation Act 1987
- Land Transport (Driver Licensing) Rule 1999
- Resource Management Act 1991
- Civil defence Emergency Management Act 2002
- Privacy Act 1993
- Employment Relations Act 2000
- Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017
- MOSHH Assessment – chemicals used in work place.
For more information contact NZPMBA Instructing Representative:
Ashley Peters Founder, Instructor: WORD- youth MTB adventures and JoyRide