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Plan Your Trip

Tell Someone Your Plans

Be Aware Of The Weather

Know Your Limits

Take Sufficient Supplies
 

MSC Resources - Free Downloads

The Mountain Safety Council provides free resources to further help keep people safe in the outdoors, these are listed below as downloadable PDFs.
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Airguns are not Toys
This A4 flyer covers the rules for possessing and operating an airgun in New Zealand. Produced in conjunction with the New Zealand Police.

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Arms Code
Covers a wide range of issues from choosing a suitable firearm, ammunition, licensing, safe storage, mechanical fitness of firearms and much more. Issued by NZ Police.

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Avalanche Rescue
Includes detailed diagrams and information on how to use an avalanche transceiver and what to do if your party is involved in an avalanche accident.

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Avalanche Safety
Vital information on avalanche conditions, terrain, human factors, safe travel techniques and general avalanche safety. Includes a detailed image of avalanche triggers.

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Firearms Safety Process
To apply for a New Zealand Firearms Licence follow this process.

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Firearms Safety - To Hunt and Return
Summarising-report of research into 33 incidents where one deer hunter has shot another.

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Firearms Safety
Summarising-report of research into 33 incidents where one deer hunter has shot another.

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Going Hunting?
Pamphlet on firearms safety in the outdoors. Topics covered are preparation for hunting, emergency preparedness, the seven basic rules of firearms safety, ethics and the HUNTS programme.

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Going Outdoors?
Planning a trip? This pamphlet shows you what you will need and what action to take when going into the bush.

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Hypothermia
This pamphlet describes what hypothermia is, its causes, effects and how to deal with it. Remember: prevention is better than cure.

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Know Before You Go DL Flyer

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MSC HARM Form
Please note this resource is an example of the MSC HARM form that is used as part of the MSC Safety Management System and Hazard Management process. It has been designed by the MSC for use on MSC activities and courses. The NZ Mountain Safety Council accepts no liability or responsibility for any incidents occurring as a result of using this form.

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Mountain Safety Council
MSC objectives, courses, resources, and how to become a volunteer instructor.

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Outdoor Communications
Information on Mountain Radio Service, personal locator beacons, satellite phones and cell phones. Includes advantages/disadvantages, and instructions on how to use each device.

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Outdoor Cooking Safety Guide
Safety information on using cooking appliances in the outdoors. Includes: using and storing fuel, selecting a cooking site, group management and environmental considerations.

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Outdoor Leader - Residential Course
This pamphlet explains the process and requirements of becoming an outdoor leader, along with how the programme will benefit you.

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Outdoor Safety Code DL Flyer
Includes 5 simple rules to help you stay safe in the outdoors. Great for clubs and organisations. Comes in a pack of approximately 10.

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Range Officer Assessment Course DL Flyer
Course information for those who want to become a qualified range officer. Comes in packs of 10 only.

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Plan to Survive
What you need to know to reduce the risk of things going wrong.

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River Safety
This download covers useful information about reducing risks around rivers. To be fully prepared before heading into the outdoors it is recommended you take a MSC River safety course.

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Sample Risk Management Plan
Please note this is a sample of a very basic risk management plan. The NZ Mountain Safety Council accepts no liability or responsibility for any incidents occurring as a result of using this form.

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Sample Safety Action Plan
Please note this is a sample of a very basic safety action plan. The NZ Mountain Safety Council accepts no liability or responsibility for any incidents occurring as a result of using this form.

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Selecting a Firearm Pamphlet
There is no firearm suitable for every type and size of game animal. The bullet, or more particularly the cartridge, must be tailored to the game you are going to hunt. This is a great beginners' guide to choosing the right firearm. Includes a calibre guide for New Zealand game.

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Snow Code Safety
8 essential rules to keep you safe in the mountains.

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Snow Sports Safety
Trips to the mountains require planning because the most beautiful weather can deteriorate quickly. Contains information on clothing, equipment, and fitness levels, metrological service contacts and more.

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Whakatupato Firearms Safety
An in depth explanation of what Whakatupato is, the background of Whakatupato and information on firearms use in rural communities.

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Whakatupato Firearms Safety Course DL Flyer
Includes information about the Whakatupato course, helping you gain essential skills in firearms safety.

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Firearms Safety Poster A4 English Poster

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Firearms Safety Poster A4 Maori Poster

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Outdoor Intentions Poster - Alpine

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Outdoor Intentions Poster - Bike

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Outdoor Intentions Poster - Family

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Outdoor Intentions Poster - Tramp

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OSC Poster

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