Health and Safety

The South Downs Society is committed to protecting the health and safety of its volunteers, members, and members of the public when engaged in activities managed or promoted by the Society.  Below are policy and guidance documents issued by the Society. If you have any questions, please contact the Society on 01798 875073.

Below are the documents for The Guidance for Participants on Society Walks and Strolls, the Health & Safety Policy and the Guidance for Leaders of South Downs Society Walks and Strolls. This  last document document includes a useful checklist for leaders, a serious accidents report form, and information about reporting public rights of way defects in Sussex and East Hampshire.

Have you heard about the 112 emergency number and how it works with mobile phones?

Click below to see a very informative video about using 112 in rural  areas.


Since the video was published the number of countries where this works now exceeds 200.