Social activities related to organisational events should be subject to adequate risk assessment.

The recent appeal action was taken by a church to a primary liability decision by a volunteer who sustained injuries while go-karting during a church conference.

The appeal court’s decision to support the original findings highlights the need to adequately assess both the risk of the activity and indeed the need for conducting the activity at all.

Inherently risky activities should be managed appropriately, possibly by outsourcing, and should include a plan to outsource any financial risk, as is common in other parts of the world.

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