Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0400-02-10-.05 - GUIDES AND GUIDE TRAINEES

(1) All guides and guide trainees shall be at least 18 years of age.
(2) A minimum of one guide per trip shall have completed the American Red Cross Advanced First Aid Course, or an approved equivalent course, be qualified in C.P.R., and hold currently validated certificates.
(3) All guides shall have completed an American Red Cross or American Heart Association C.P.R. course, a basic multi-media first aid course and possess current valid certificates, or the equivalent as approved by the Division.
(4) Those guides which act as trip leaders (Commercial Operator's principle representative for a given trip) must have at least one season's experience as a guide on the Ocoee or a river similar in difficulty to the Ocoee.
(5) Copies of certifications required in paragraphs (2) and (3) of this rule, a photocopy of each guide's driver's license and a guide trainee list, shall be provided to the Park Manager upon request and filed in the Commercial Operator's place of business and continually updated throughout the season.
(6) There shall be one guide or guide trainee per craft. No more than 25% of the crafts on a commercial trip shall have guide trainees controlling the craft for the entire trip.
(7) All guides shall be instructed by the Commercial Operator in safety and emergency techniques such as handling throwlines and other means of river rescue and equipment management techniques.
(8) Commercial Operator(s) shall cause all guides and guide trainees, to become knowledgeable with State Park and U.S. Forest Service Rules and Regulations; a copy of such rules and regulations shall be given to each guide or guide trainee.
(9) It shall be the responsibility of each Commercial Operator to instruct all guides or guide trainees as to the availability of emergency aid and/or assistance such as nearest ambulance, fire department, State Police, state park personnel, doctors and hospital(s).
(10) Every guide trainee must have all employee paperwork on file, including current CPR certification or dates of enrolled CPR classes.


Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0400-02-10-.05
Original rule filed February 25, 1988; effective April 10, 1988. Amendment filed June 14, 2010; effective September 12, 2010.

Authority: T.C.A. ยงยง 4-3-504, 4-5-301 et seq., 11-1-108 and 11-1-109.

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