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EoI: Great Ocean Walk with Day-Packs, 25-31 Jan. 2018
ID = 254

Call for Expressions of Interest

Six days exploring the magnificent Otway coast from Apollo Bay to Princetown. Among the highlights are deserted sandy beaches and rock platforms, shady manna gum forests and fern gullies, rugged cliff tops with some of Victoria’s best ocean views and the historic Shipwreck Coast. The secluded hikers’ camping areas have toilets and communal cooking shelters. We stay at the Marengo caravan park outside Apollo Bay on the night of January 25 and start walking on the 26th, finishing in Princetown before lunch on the 31st. A vehicle will transport our gear from campsite to campsite for the first four days and meet us in Princetown to take us back to Apollo Bay.

See the Preview for further details.

Source: Judith Shaw

Training - Critical Incident Management, Wed. 17 January
ID = 253

Incidents while we hike could occur anytime. Thinking about and preparing scenarios for critical incidents allows us to react confidently to resolve a situation, both on a walk and in our every-day activities. So come along and participate with fellow walkers and leaders!

The following components make up Unit and will be discussed during the training:-
• What to establish before the walk
• Common Incidents
• Major Accident/Incident which occur frequently.
• Protocols to Follow
• Follow ups after an Incident

Source: Angela Vetsicas (Training Officer)

Training: First Aid - HLTAID003 Certificate, Saturday, 2 December
ID = 252

All bushwalkers, and particularly leaders, are encouraged to undertake training in First Aid. Melbourne Bushwalkers has organised a first aid course to be held on Saturday 2 December. Applications to attend are open to all Melbourne Bushwalkers members and members of other clubs affiliated with Bushwalking Victoria.

The course is HLTAID003, equivalent to the old Level 2 first aid certificate. Six to eight hours of prior private study is required (course book provided) with a pre-class test sheet to be completed. During the 7+ hours of class work participants must:
* demonstrate competent CPR performance on an infant and adult manikin (1 manikin per student)
* participate in three first aid scenarios
* complete a written knowledge assessment
* apply first aid procedures for a variety of first aid conditions

Satisfactory completion of the course requirements leads to a nationally-recognised certificate valid for three years.

The cost to Melbourne Bushwalkers' members will be subsidised by the club. See the online Preview for further details.

To apply to attend contact: firstaid@mbw.org.au

Source: Nigel Holmes