Activity Operators means persons conducting business to provide recreational facilities, equipment and training to tourists in relation to tourist-related activities such as horse riding, air-ballooning, boat trips, dolphin cruises, white-water rafting, quad biking or other similar activities.
The requirements for registration and the obligations to be complied with by registered operators are as prescribed here.
- For registration activity operator, the operator of the business must provide recreational facilities, equipment and training to tourists in relation to tourist-related activities such as horse riding, hot-air ballooning, quad biking white-water rafting and other similar activities at the operator’s business premises or operational base.
- The inside and outside of all permanent building and structures and any grounds where clients are received or which are used by them or and good repair at all times; and at least one toilet must be provided for clients.
- Equipment and facilities provided for use in connection with an activity must be in good order of repair and have effective action at all times. Personal safety gear and equipment must be provided to clients appropriate to the risks and dangers of injury inherent to a particular activity.
- Any activity offered for participation by clients must be provided under the guidance of a person with appropriate training or experience to advise and assist clients.
- The operator or at least one employee of the operator must be in possession of a recognised first-aid certificate and such person must be in attendance at any place where, and for the duration that, an activity is being carried out.
- A first-aid kit must be accessible in close proximity to where an activity is carried out.
- Any animal used in or in connection with an activity must be professionally trained for the type of work it is to perform. No animals may be used unless it is well cared for and in a fit and healthy condition. Animals to be handled by participants must be of a predictable and friendly nature.
- Guidelines and instructions reasonably required for advising participants in relation to risks inherent to an activity must be provided to clients either in writing or in a formal presentation.