10.0 Trip Planning
10.1. Trip programs must have a full plan for delivery
10.1.1. Trip itinerary / schedule including put in time and location, all estimated stops during the trip (lunch, overnights etc.) and take out time and location estimates.
10.1.1.1. Itineraries should be filed at school and at park authorities where necessary.
10.1.2. All trip leaders and staff must be oriented with this plan including:
10.1.2.1. Location, geographic outline and schedule
10.1.2.2. Emergency and evacuation procedures
10.1.2.3. Emergency contact and communications procedures
10.1.2.4. Environmental issues
10.2. Trip leaders must have at least a full season of experience on the destination river.
10.3. A full review of the trip must be done after each trip
10.3.1. Situation review
10.3.2. Reports of river changes, and new issues in logistics
10.3.3. Customer review of skill sets appropriate to that river
10.3.4. Customer satisfaction review
10.3.5. Business considerations – cost review after each trip
10.4. Trip ratio should be a minimum of trip leader and a certified instructor.
10.4.1. Additional instructors should be to match requirements of the WK mandatory ratios
10.4.1.1. Class 2 to 3
10.4.1.2. Class 3 to 4
10.4.1.3. Class 4+ to 5+
10.5. Trip clients must be screened before the trip
10.5.1. Skill levels
10.5.2. Medical concerns
10.6. Trip documentation must be available with the trip leader and to trip members during the trip.
10.6.1. Health forms that had been filled in by clients
10.6.2. Emergency and evacuation procedures
10.6.3. Important contact information
10.6.4. Group identification (trip leader names, trip provider contact information, emergency contact information)
10.6.5. Insurance information
10.6.6. Trip itinerary