BLUFFER MEDAL

Bluffer literature Review

A literature review of the ‘Outdoor Recreation Economy’ founded on the ‘Outdoor Industry’ website talks about the benefits that would take place if economy was being filtered into the outdoor workplace. Within the USA, in this case, there are expectations and wishes to improve the outdoor workplace. The USA take in nearly ‘$85 billion within snowboarding’, therefore gives a chance to modernize and fund the outdoor attractions and workplace as this much money is being put in by the public. However this does not happen because very few people are willing to modernize and improve the outdoor conditions and are desperate for more workers to be included and interested to help progress this idea.

This article also discusses the social and health benefits of outdoor recreation. If more money and time was put into employing people with the correct skills this could create an improved area of comfort for the public and the workers. In this case within outdoor activities it would increase people to visit which would then increase economy even further and allow room to employ more staff with correct skills. With increasing public visits the money being put into paying for access would also go towards modernizing and making it an enjoyable experience. People and workers prove to have social and health benefits of outdoor work along with enjoyment but there is a huge realization that improvements for the outdoor work and activities need to be acted on.

There is a realization that there is a general goal to involve highly skilled outdoor workers within their field of work. There is an extreme lack of workers which are skilled in technology. Therefore room should be made to allow workers to be trained in this area and time and money should be put to one side to improve this issue. If this issue was improved the comforts for public and workers would be improved drastically.

There is a great rising passion for outdoor work to be improved as the main focus has always been the issued within the office and closed condition environments but there is great room for improvement within outdoor activity areas.

 

A literature review of ‘The Gamekeepers’ founded on ‘The British Association for shooting’ discuss the issues that Gamekeepers find they come across at work. Gamekeepers have extremely high demands to cover large areas of land which they need to look after daily. Within the UK it works out that they have about 1,460 hectares of land to cover each. These high demands create an unfair workplace for the Gamekeepers and needs to be resolved.  There are less and less Gamekeepers each year as the economy is lowering in this field and people are not willing to be so challenged at work for a poor wage and harsh conditions. 

Money is a large issue and this reflects in the lack of workers. This article explains how there should be more ways of supporting the Gamekeepers through bringing in money from different areas such as the Government and personal funding. However the input of money is shown to be coming from the Gamekeepers their selves. This helps to understand that this issue needs to be resolved as the workers and funding their own money into their workplace which decreases their pay even more. This will then soon cause an issue with the employment of Gamekeepers if this unfair workplace continues and needs to be looked into by the Government, and personal projects to allow fairness to the UK workers.

Within these two articles there is a clear understanding that economy needs to be increased within outdoor working environments and shown the same attention to outdoor workplaces as indoor. Improving the training of workers needs to be an issue that is explored as this would improve the quality of the workplace. Legislations would be a good point to cover and exploring the fairness of the outdoor workers. Over all time, money and staff need to be filtered into this workplace as it is as valuable as any other work.

Anonymous. (2012). The Outdoor Recreation Economy. Available: http://www.outdoorindustry.org/images/researchfiles/OIA_OutdoorRecEconomyReport2012.pdf. Last accessed 19th Oct 2012.

 

Anonymous. (2012). The Gamekeeper: Professional Countryside Manager. Available: http://www.basc.org.uk/en/departments/game-and-gamekeeping/gamekeeping/the-gamekeeper-professional-countryside-manager.cfm. Last accessed 19th Oct 2012.

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