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Safety concept

Purelements Summer

Security is one of our core values. For this reason, we have developed a special safety concept for our canyoning events in our “purelements summer” division. In our summer “Canyoning” safety concept, we focus on people surrounded by their material, the canyoning equipment. We consider the participants (YOU), the guides (WE) and the resulting connection of the group (TOGETHER). We combine these parts into a comprehensive security concept with clearly defined and binding security standards.

1. The focus is on people

We see you in the center! We undertake to constantly improve and train our general aptitude so that we can meet you with in-depth knowledge in the field of communication and human interaction. We implement these in the methodical structure of the learning content and briefings, as well as in the communication with you as a participant. The goal is effective understanding through clear communication without misunderstandings with you. This becomes clear in our understandable briefings, which we keep target group-oriented and with time for inquiries.

We see constant further training internally and externally as the basis for our specialist knowledge. The guides and tour guides from purelements have been trained by one of the professional associations listed below and have a current license. They regularly take part in their advanced and advanced training courses, as well as internal training courses, for example on the subject of “risk management”. This is a mandatory requirement for us. Only those who are up-to-date, physically fit and therefore fully concentrated and prudent have free resources to ensure safety in the Canyon.

  • Commission Internationale de Canyon
  • Tyrolean mountain guide association
  • Mountain Guide Association Carinthia
  • Association of German Mountain and Ski Guides (IVBV additional training in canyoning)
  • Swiss Outdoor Association

Every purelements employee renews their association licenses on a regular basis. Internally, we constantly check technical and social skills. We regularly revise our tour and safety concept for canyoning, in the process new knowledge is integrated and old behavior is critically examined. Furthermore, we face the review of the brand “Allgäu” with its quality and sustainability criteria and the quality criteria of the Association of Allgäu Outdoor Companies.

Our business liability insurance covers liability claims that are culpably caused to a third party through our business activities. This liability risk exists for purelements as a legal person as well as for the individual employees. In addition, all of our freelance guides have their own public liability insurance.

The personal responsibility of every single canyoning athlete is essential. As a canyon climber, you have the duty to adhere to guidelines for the protection of your fellow travelers and yourself. For this reason, people impaired by medication, alcohol or drugs are not welcome on tours and guided tours by purelements and can be excluded from the canyoning events without compensation.

Through our briefings, instructions and training, as a participant in a canyoning tour, you will acquire skills and abilities that will reduce your risk of accidents. However, your realistic self-assessment should not be missing. We support you specifically with your self-assessment in the canyon, in which we accompany you again and again in decisions about the feasibility of jumps, slides and abseiling points. In this way we anchor your canyoning knowledge and skills and give you a realistic assessment of your own limits.

In a group is different than alone! The maximum guide-guest ratio with our Canyoning events is a maximum of 7 participants per canyoning guide, so we can not only guarantee optimal support, the fun factor is also increased and the waiting time, for example at abseiling points, is shortened. In difficult canyons we even increase this guide-guest ratio to 2 guides per 7 participants.

In a group, people make different decisions than alone. People become more courageous, have more confidence in themselves, develop ambition and thus often achieve better results than alone. But the decisions are also more risk-taking, e.g. the jumps higher. “Pressure to conform” (peer pressure) could arise.
We as purelements canyoning guide are full-time outdoor guides who lead groups on the ski slopes and in the mountains even in winter and have several training courses. These include leading groups in a wide variety of situations. We understand how to use group dynamics to get the best out of you personally, in return to recognize emerging conformity pressure at an early stage, to sensitize the group to this and thus to minimize the dangers of accidents from high spirits and incorrect self-assessment through group dynamics.

2. Material

Our material complies with the safety standards and has been tested by us for its function and suitability. Whether wetsuits, backpacks, safety equipment (belts, ropes, helmets) and / or other special material, your equipment provided by us will be regularly serviced! We only use and rent equipment that we are convinced of and that we would use ourselves.

During their training and the numerous guided tours, our guides have optimized and perfected the material necessary for them to lead the tour. They also carry standardized groups, rescue and emergency material for you on our tours. A first aid kit, a mobile phone and in canyons where there is no permanent way out, a reserve rope and a hook drilling set are always required.

We only use material from well-known manufacturers. For example, our canyoning harnesses are from Petzl and Edelrid and our mountaineering helmets are from Petzl. It is crucial for us that you are always equipped with all the necessary canyoning equipment (ie a neoprene suit that covers the whole body, canyoning harness with two self-locking devices, a descender, helmet).

We generally do not need any additional special equipment for canyoning at our events. Exceptions confirm this rule, for example on our canyoning trips! If additional special equipment is necessary for a camp or a trip, we will point this out to you.

For the first time on one Canyoning tour You don’t necessarily need special canyoning shoes to take part. Should you take part in canyoning tours more often or on one Canyoning trip go with us, we recommend that you buy such special canyoning shoes – we are happy to help you and you can also get them from us.

For the canyoning tour you are well dressed with our neoprene suits, even in rainy weather. You are welcome to wear ski underwear or a T-shirt made of synthetic fiber or merino wool underneath. Bathing or surf shorts are comfortable for both men and women on the ascent.
It is important that you pack a warm jacket that is adapted to the weather and a hat even on warm days. You lose a lot of heat through your head, a hat can prevent this. That’s why all of our wetsuits have permanently attached hoods!
Even if the sun doesn’t shine so strongly in the canyon, UV protection makes sense for the skin, so wear sunscreen especially on your face. The synthetic fiber t-shirt, for example, still serves as sun protection during the ascent.

At purelements Canyoning tours , Canyoning courses, Camps and trips If necessary, a visual aid must be worn, as in road traffic. For jumps and slides, it can be stowed in a case protected in the neoprene.

Purelements winter

Security is one of our core values. For this reason we have developed a special security concept for our “purelements winter” division.
In our “winter safety concept” we focus on people surrounded by their material, snow sports equipment. We consider the participants (YOU), the teachers (WE), the resulting connection of the group (TOGETHER) and the snow sports and safety material. We combine these parts into a comprehensive security concept with clearly defined and binding security standards.

1. The focus is on people

We see you in the center! We undertake to constantly improve and train our general aptitude in order to be able to meet you with in-depth knowledge in the field of communication and human interaction. We implement these in the methodical-didactic structure of the learning content, as well as in the communication with you as a participant. The goal is effective learning success through understandable communication with you. We listen to you in order to understand – only those who understand you can advise you and train with you in a targeted manner. You can only improve in snow sports with training.

Our Snow sports instructor are guides and trainers who have been trained in coaching or communication.

We see constant further training internally and externally as the basis for our specialist knowledge. The ski instructors of the purelements ski school Allgäu are trained by the German Ski Instructor Association (DSLV) or other internationally recognized associations and have a current license. You regularly take part in advanced training courses as well as internal training courses at the Allgäu ski school. This is an imperative for us. Only those who are up to date with the current state of knowledge, are physically fit themselves and can therefore train with full concentration and prudence still have resources free to ensure safety on the slopes.

The basis for the training concept of the purelements Ski School Allgäu is the “Snow Sports Philosophy” of the German Ski Instructor Association and the “American Teaching System” of the Professional Ski Instructors of America with their “Core Concepts for Snowsport Instructors”.

Every purelements employee renews their association licenses on a regular basis. Internally, we constantly check technical and social skills. We regularly revise our training concept, in the process new knowledge is integrated and old behavior is critically reviewed.

Furthermore, we face the review of the “Allgäu” brand with its quality and sustainability criteria and, as the only ski school in the Allgäu, the quality criteria of the Association of Allgäu Outdoor Companies.

The personal responsibility of each individual snow sports enthusiast is essential.

As a snow sports enthusiast, you have the duty to adhere to guidelines for the protection of your fellow athletes and yourself. For this reason, people who are impaired by medication, alcohol or drugs are not allowed to attend courses at the Allgäu ski school and can be excluded from the courses without compensation.

Thanks to our comprehensive and solid training, as a snow sports enthusiast, you will acquire skills and abilities that will reduce your risk of accidents. However, your realistic self-assessment should not be missing. We train your self-assessment in snow sports with you in a targeted manner, in which we repeatedly coach you in training tasks, anchor and automate your snow sports knowledge and skills. We convey our safety knowledge and the FIS rules to you. You are prepared for the slopes and can also find your way around easily on your own.

In a group is different than alone! The group size at our camps and safaris is a maximum of 6 participants per snow sports instructor, so we can not only guarantee optimal support and successfully achieve the learning goal, it also makes the training much easier for you, as the number of people remains manageable. Thanks to our small group ski courses, we don’t need much space for our practice runs on busy slopes, which increases safety, even during busy vacation times.

In a group, people make different decisions than alone. People become more courageous, have more confidence in themselves, develop ambition and thus often achieve better results than alone. But the decisions are also more risk-taking, and the route steeper. “Pressure to conform” (peer pressure) could arise.
We, as purelements snow sports instructors, are full-time ski instructors who also lead groups in the mountains in summer and have several qualifications. These include leading groups in a wide variety of situations. We understand how to use group dynamics to get the best out of you personally, in return to recognize emerging conformity pressure at an early stage, to sensitize the group to this and thus to minimize the dangers of accidents from high spirits and incorrect self-assessment through group dynamics.

2. Material

Our material complies with the safety standards and has been tested by us for its function and suitability. Regardless of whether it is skis, snowboards, avalanche transceivers (avalanche transceiver search device), safety equipment (e.g. ropes) and / or other teaching materials, your equipment provided by us will be regularly serviced! We only use and rent equipment that we are convinced of and that we would use ourselves.

Our guides and ski instructors have optimized and perfected their personal material for themselves during their training and the numerous guided tours and ski courses. You also carry standardized rescue and emergency material with you on our tours. You must always have a first aid kit and a mobile phone with you.

We only use material from well-known manufacturers. For example, our winter canyoning harnesses are from Edelrid and our winter canyoning helmets are from Petzl. We only select high quality partners for our customers. Our selection criterion for partners: We would also obtain material for ourselves personally from our partners at any time.

We generally do not need additional special equipment for snow sports such as avalanche search devices, avalanche probes or avalanche shovels for our snow sports activities. Exceptions confirm this rule, such as ours Freeride camp ! Should additional special equipment at a camp or Ski course necessary, we will point this out to you.

Have the binding setting of your own ski equipment checked by the specialist dealer before the ski season and, if necessary, adjusted to the current values / your new shoes. If these values are not set appropriately for you, you will not be able to participate in our experiences. We are happy to help you choose the right material and give you tips. Call us or write a mail .
We recommend modern skis and suitable ski poles (current ski models are most effective for you). You need suitable, comfortable ski and snow sports shoes that shouldn’t be too big.

In order to prevent hypothermia due to clothing that is too light, but also to prevent rapid fatigue due to clothing that is too warm, we recommend a multi-layer clothing system that is adapted to the weather. Freezing or feeling unwell requires energy and this energy is lacking when skiing and concentrating. It is not for nothing that many accidents happen towards the end of a day of skiing or “on the last descent”! When it comes to clothing, the principle is to be a little too warm rather than too cold – lightly dressed during exercise, warm afterwards! Remember that it is usually colder and windier in the ski area than in the valley.

Recommendation:

  • Warm, close-fitting ski socks
  • Gloves (finger gloves or mittens)
  • Helmet or cap
  • Ski goggles or sunglasses (UV and infrared protection)
  • Sun protection (SPF 15+)
  • Breathable ski underwear
  • Waterproof outerwear (ski pants, ski jacket)

The eye is additionally stressed by the reflection of the snow during snow sports. The overexertion can lead to excessive demands and thus to an increased risk of accidents. We recommend wearing appropriate ski goggles or sunglasses. Furthermore, necessary visual aids must be worn for purelements courses, camps and lessons, such as in traffic.

We recommend snow sports enthusiasts to wear protective equipment such as B. a helmet. Wearing protective equipment cannot prevent accidents, but it can reduce the consequences.

Helmet – also for thick skulls!
purelements urgently recommends the use of snow sports helmets! The helmet should be as light and comfortable as possible, but still fit well. You can test the fit by putting on the helmet, not closing the chin strap and shaking your head: the helmet should not slip. In addition, your helmet must protect you from wind and cold. We recommend bright, eye-catching colors so that others can see you! Your helmet must also be wearable with glasses and / or ski goggles.

Back protector vs. mobility – the cross with the cross
We strongly recommend wearing a back protector. Even if this restricts the freedom of movement minimally, the resulting protection is to be regarded as more valuable.
For our courses that have a fun park part (e.g. our Flowriding Camp ) the back protector is mandatory to wear.

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