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Accommodation / Camping in Derbyshire

Camping Safety Tips

For all tent campers, decide first where you are placing your tent and use the pointers below to guide you for safe camping.

Do not place your tent in a low-lying area for flooding purposes.

Do not place your tent under a tree.

Plan ahead before a camping trip. Be prepared to treat injuries and allergies.

Have a first-aid kit which includes treatments for food and insect allergies.

Ensure that each child is at a safe distance from the fire.

Teach children camping safety. Keep sand or water near the campfire to put out the fire.

Always go with a friend or family member when leaving the campsite and let an adult know when you are leaving and when you'll be back.

Try to avoid wearing fragrances and bright colours. They can attract wasps.

Food attracts wild animals and insects. If possible, store it in a cooler in your car, not in your tent.

Fire Safety

Gas Appliances

Change disposable gas cartridges only when completely empty.

When changing cartridges and cylinders, do so in the open air, away from any ignition source.

When an appliance is not in use, the cylinder should be turned off at the valve.

Ensure that flexible pipes are securely clipped and do not leak.

Liquid fuel Appliances

Avoid using appliances fuelled by petrol, if possible and ensure the correct fuel is used.

Filling and lighting should be carried out in the open air. All fuel used should be stored in a cool place away from combustibles, and in the correct containers.

Remember, hot weather will cause fuel to evaporate! The fumes will follow ground contours and may travel a long way unobserved.

Ensure that your group know the location of the telephone to call the Emergency Services.

Ensure that your group know the location of the nearest fire point and how to use the equipment provided.

Cooking

Site cookers away from the entrance of your tent.

Only cook in tents which have a designed 'kitchen area'.

Ensure your cooker is stable and not likely to tip over.

Keep flammables including long grass away from the cooking area.

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For information on camp sites in Derbyshire use the 'Accommodation' tab at the top of the page, or for more information on camping go to 'The Facts About Camping'

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