St Helen's Mountain Bike Trails

Supporting local council to provide safe wilderness trails for the mountain bike community

Tasmania, Australia

Published: 01-Aug-2019

Updated: 01-Jan-2020

Category: projects

Austere established the risk management system for the St Helens Mountain Bike Trails on behalf of Break O'Day Council. Riders on this stunning network of trails are provided with a public safety app, and a risk management system is provided for commercial operators, trail maintainers, and council management. Within hours of the trails network opening for the first time, the system had aided emergency services to expedite the location an injured rider on the track.

The public app included:

  • an offline safety map
  • trail information
  • emergency information
  • a 'report a problem' function to populate the closed-loop hazard mitigation system.

The risk management system for mangers and trail maintenance included:

  • risk assessment
  • hazard tracking
  • activity submission and incident reporting per Australian Adventure Activity Standards (AAAS).

Emergency responders are able to access time-saving information such as:

  • distances and time to access/egress emergency points via foot, bike, 2WD vehicle and 4WD vehicle
  • helicopter winch and landing zone information

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