Event Safety Training
British Orienteering require all event officials to undergo training in Event Safety and Welfare. This is delivered as a 3-hour workshop, highly practical in nature, sociable, enjoyable and informative. A schedule of courses across Scotland is being arranged for 2016. The next will be on Monday 7 November in Glasgow, followed by one in Glasgow on 21 November and Inverness on 29 November.
This training is only for members of SOA/British Orienteering. It is delivered as a 3-hour workshop, run by designated tutors at venues around Scotland, at venues, times and frequency appropriate to demand. Local tutors (listed below) will arrange sessions which will be listed here. Booking is as specified for each course. Depending on venue arrangements and tutor's travel costs, a fee of £10 per person might be charged. This is usually paid by the club of the person attending, on invoice from SOA.
From 1 January 2017 all event officials - Organiser, Planner and Controller - are required to have attended the training.
When you’ve attended the training, your entry on the BOF database will be updated accordingly. The workshop is highly interactive, informative and enjoyable.
Sessions will be publicised locally and on this page; places must be pre-booked via Wufoo for each course, and your booking will be confirmed, usually within 48 hours. Final details (including catering) will be communicated only to those whose places have been confirmed. You may attend any session that is convenient to you. Most sessions will have a closing date 4-5 days ahead.
Once you’ve attended the session, you might want to refer to some of the materials on the event officials’ information page.
- 7 November (evening) - Glasgow - Roger Scrutton BOOKINGS CLOSED
- 21 November (evening) - Edinburgh - Roger Scrutton COURSE FULL
- 29 November (evening) - Inverness - Suzanne Robins-Bird & Hilary Quick
- date tbc - Moray - Donald Grassie
- 11 February 2017 (daytime) - Kinnoull - tutor tbc.
- Suzanne Robins-Bird
- Donald Grassie
- Tim O'Donoghue
- John Emeleus
- Anne Hickling
- Roger Scrutton
- Lindsey Knox
- Hilary Quick
- Lynne Walker