Safety in Organizing Activities

Student Affairs Office Student Organizations Societies Management System (SMS) Manual for Student Organizations Safety in Organizing Activities


In organizing extra-curricular activities, student societies should be aware of and held responsible for safety needs and the adoption of appropriate measures. Information in the following hyperlinks contains safety guidelines issued by the HKSAR Government and various organizations, which could serve as useful reference. It must be emphasized that the guidelines are by no means exhaustive since they aim at enhancing general awareness in the organization of outdoor activities. More details and advice related to safety issues could be sought from professional associations. The websites of some professional sports associations are also listed below for reference.

The University’s personal accident insurance policy covers only active students of the HKMU participating in activities, including sports ones, organized by the student organizations for the business of HKMU. “Active” students refer to those students who are studying at least one credit-bearing course in that particular semester. Student societies, their chairpersons and activity coordinators have the responsibility to remind participants formally of any possible risk and safety requirements in participating in societies’ activities and advise participants, who are inactive or non-HKMU students, to make personal insurance provision at their own expenses for their participation. Participants should also be aware of any safety concerns and take appropriate measures related to the activities.

Should student societies require assistance or if any accident occurs during their activities, student societies should call the Police for assistance and report to Student Affairs Office ( Tel : 2768 6267, email:


All students of the University are insured by The Group Personal Accident Insurance for Student, for the details of terms and conditions, and claims procedure, please refer to Insurance Summary.

Reference for Safety Guidelines

Guidelines on Outdoor Activities (Education Bureau)
– Excursions
– Expeditions
– Camping
– Orienteering
– Cycling
– Fieldwork
– Windsurfing
– Canoeing
– Rowing
– Sailing

Guidelines on Extra-Curricular Activities in Schools (Education Bureau)

Safety Hints for Hiking in Country Parks (Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department)

Tips on Mountaineering (Civil Aid Services)
– Mountaineering
– Hiking
– Camping
– Distress Guide

Safety (Hong Kong Amateur Dragon Boat Association Ltd.)

Professional Sports Associations

Hong Kong Outward Bound School
Hong Kong Sports Institute
Hong Kong Sports Information Centre
Hong Kong Canoe Union
Hong Kong Amateur Dragon Boat Association Ltd.