Aerial Runway

Our Aerial Runway is a great, fun activity suitable for most ages.




Location:    The Centre’s Aerial Runway is located in the grounds of Bibbys Farm Scout Campsite and Activity Centre. OS Map Sheet 109 or OS Pathfinder Series Sheet SD61/71 or Explorer Series 287 Grid Reference 604168

The Guidelines

All instructors, whether Centre Personnel or Visitors using the Centre’s Aerial Runway shall follow the Centre’s guidelines.
The Aerial Runway and related equipment should be appropriate for its usage and in good condition. It should be within manufacturers recommended retirement dates.
Supervisory arrangements will vary depending on the ability and needs of the group, but should not exceed 4 participants on the operating structure / tower.
Prior to collecting Aerial Runway equipment the Duty Warden will ensure that the Leader in charge of the Activity has

  1. a) Read and signed the Aerial Runway Requisition Form.
  2. b) Checked the equipment as being in good and serviceable condition
  3. c) Been made aware of the location of First Aid Equipment / Emergency telephone etc.

NOTE:  The Qualifications of the Leader in Charge of the Activity must be checked at the time of booking.

Attire of Instructors, Supervisors and Participants

When dressing for the Aerial Runway old clothing that is acceptable for getting wet, damaged or dirty should be worn. The carrying of items in pockets should be avoided.
A strong pair of shoes or trainers must be worn, open toe sandals are not suitable.
Suitable harnesses must be used by all participants.

Operational Procedures

  1. Ropes and other equipment must be inspected prior to use. Damaged items must be immediately removed from service.
  2. The aerial runway must be erected in line with the Scout code of practice.
  3. A First Aid Kit must be available at all times and it’s location should be known by all participants.
  4. Activity instructors should ensure that all group members use the runway in a controlled manner.
  5. Helmets must be worn by Instructors and participants. Instructors must check for correct fitting and that any loose straps or hair are safely tucked in.
  6. Spectators and non participants must not be allowed to be too close to the runway to avoid being injured by falling objects.
  7. Suitable climbing harnesses must be used by all participants. Instructors to check for correct fitting and buckling before use.
  8. For a very small participant a full body harness will be used.
  9. Ensure sufficient personnel (four) are available for the correct operation of safety lines, positioning on seat and braking system.
  10. Supervisors / instructors operating the Braking System should ensure gloves are worn to avoid rope burns and strong shoes / footwear is worn, noting the potential of wet grass conditions.
  11. Horseplay of any kind should be discouraged throughout the session.
  12. It is the responsibility of the activity instructor to ensure that all equipment is stored correctly at the end of the session.