British Orienteering Event Safety Workshop

Controller? Planner? Organiser?

Or might want to try your hand in the near future?

Attendance at a British Orienteering Event Safety Workshop# is a mandatory requirement for all Controllers and is advised for all levels A,B & C Organisers. It is also suggested in the BO rules that Planners attend too.

We are running a repeat workshop for TVOC (& other neighbouring clubs) on Saturday 15th November from 9.00am - 1.00pm at the Merry Bells, Wheatley (just off the M40 east of Oxford).

Members from any SCOA club are welcome.  Please put the date in your diary now and let us know if you intend to attend.

Glynis & Jon Wheatcroft


# (extract from 2014 BO rules)

Event Safety workshop

To provide Event Volunteers with an overview of safety and welfare issues that may arise as a result of staging an Orienteering event. To have knowledge of the British Orienteering procedures and policies that exist, practical measures which Event Volunteers can employ to reduce the risks to an acceptable level and what to do in the event of an accident or incident occurring. By the end of this unit you should understand how to:

Establish a safe environment for competitors, officials, spectators & members of the public

Establish a working relationship with volunteers, event helpers & others

Ensure compliance with the relevant rules & guidelines for the staging of orienteering events