The Bad Weather and Air Pollution Arrangements for HKGGA activities

The Hong Kong Girl Guides Association

The Bad Weather and Air Pollution Arrangements

Extracted from “Safety Rules and Guidelines for Activities”- Chapter One Section 1.1 (General Safety Rules)

 

 

Refer to the weather report released by the Hong Kong Observatory 2 hours before the activity starts: (Guider-in-charge/Organiser could decide to cancel the activity according to the weather condition even earlier to secure the safety of the participants.)

 

Categories

Indoor Activities

(Remark 1)

Outdoor Activities

(excluding water activities)

Holiday/Camp

(Remark 2)

Water Activities

(Remark 3)

Cold Weather Warning /
Very Hot Weather Warning / Landslip Warning / Frost Warning

Carry On

Guider-in-charge should pay attention to the situations of the venue and participant. If needed, she may arrange for the participants to stay indoors or leave the activity venue.

Thunderstorm Warning

Carry On

Guider-in-charge should ensure that the participants stay at a safe place until the signal is cancelled.

Strong Monsoon Signal

Carry On

Carry On

Carry On

Cancel / Postpone

Typhoon

Signal No. 1

Carry On

Carry On

Carry On

Signal No. 3

Carry On

Cancel / Postpone

Cancel / Postpone
(Guider-in-charge should ensure that the participants stay at a safe place until the signal is lowered/cancelled)

Signal No. 8 & Above

Cancel / Postpone

Cancel / Postpone

Cancel / Postpone

Rainstorm Warning Signal

Amber

Carry On

Cancel / Postpone
(If activity is in progress, Guider-in-charge should arrange for the participants to stay indoors)

If activity is in progress, Guider-in-charge should arrange for the participants to stay indoors

Red

Cancel / Postpone
(Guider-in-charge should ensure that the participants stay at a safe place until the signal is lowered/cancelled)

Black

Air Quality Health Index

High (7)

Carry On

Should reduce outdoor physical exertion and the time of staying outdoors. Guider-in-charge should advise participants with existing heart or respiratory illness not to join the activities held in the areas of serious air pollution.

Very High (8-10)

Carry On

Serious (10+)

If the activity is held in the areas of serious air pollution, it should be stopped, cancelled or postponed.

 

Remarks:

 

  1. Indoor Activities mean all activities and trainings held indoors, including Unit Meetings which are held indoors but not at the usual meeting place. The Guider-in-charge must strictly observe the regulations issued by the venue and the arrangements under bad weather conditions.
     
  2. If Typhoon Signal No. 3, Red or Black Rainstorm Warning Signal is hoisted during a Holiday/Camp, the Guider-in-charge must take into consideration all of the safety factors, including road safety, and discuss with the District Commissioner, Division Commissioner and the Deputy Chief Commissioner to decide whether to send the participants home.
     
  3. When doing water activities, regulations issued by the venue, arrangements under bad weather conditions or instructions from the instructors must be strictly followed.
Type: 
Guidelines
Last Update Date: 2017-09-05