Cave Safety, Leadership & Risk Management (SLARM)

Cave Safety, Leadership & Risk Management (SLARM) maintains a register of all cave accidents and compiles summaries of these for publication in the Federation Journal.

SLARM investigates and reports on all aspects of cave safety, including monitoring the adequacy of the Cave Safety Guidelines (April 2010) and reviews tests on equipment and report the findings thereon to members.

This Commission assists in the development and promotes an awareness of national standards for caving leadership where they exist and represents the Federation on appropriate industry representative bodies.

Leadership structures and risk management for caving trips are managed and administered by the ASF member clubs.

For reporting any cave accidents or incidents (a situation where an accident nearly occurred  in a cave) the ASF Cave Accident/Incident Form is available here . You can download a  word document which can be filled out and emailed to SLARM Commissioner and the ACRC Convener  or download the PDF version:  ASF Accident Form Sept 2017 and post it to:

Australian Speleological Federation Inc.
PO BOX 388

The ASF Risk management guidelines  can be downloaded here

The ASF Cave Safety Guidelines can be downloaded here


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