HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS

1. Transport

Where necessary, access to the meet of the Field Trial will be clearly marked with a sign. At all Trials there will be a certain amount of off road driving At some Trials there may only be access by 4×4 vehicles and some competitors with their dogs, spectators may be asked to share vehicles, or walk. All competitors and spectators must make their own transport arrangements and the NWLRC cannot accept responsibility for injury, loss or damage to person or property however occasioned

2 . Field Trial Briefing

The Chief Steward will be responsible for safety, supervision and discipline at the Field Trial. The Chief Steward will be identified at the beginning of the Trial and will outline safety measures at the Pre-Trial briefing.
All persons attending a Field Trial meeting must consider themselves under the control of the Secretary, Chief Steward and Officials of the Association. Any member of the Committee or attendee must inform the Chief Steward if they see anything dangerous or potentially dangerous, during the course of the Trial.

ONCE THE TRIAL HAS STARTED NO ONE WILL BE ALLOWED TO LEAVE WITHOUT FIRST NOTIFYING THE CHIEF STEWARD

It is expected that everyone present will comply with the highest standards of safety and sportsmanship with respect to quarry, wildlife and the countryside in general

Any unsafe or inappropriate behaviour will result in the instant dismissal from the Trial.

Any person under the age of sixteen must be accompanied by an adult.

3. Weather

In the case of extreme weather conditions, e.g. gale force winds, poor visibility due to fog or heavy rain, the Field Trial may have to be cancelled. In hot and dry conditions on heather moorland to minimise the risk of fire, there will be a request for No Smoking.

4 Topology

The ground used for our Trials is varied and challenging. Ditches fences styles and streams have to be negotiated. The ground is often rugged and at times walking may be difficult.
There is thus an element of risk with slipping or tripping. It is strongly recommended that suitable footwear is worn and appropriate clothes according to the shooting custom, also a reasonable level of fitness is required. The NWLRC cannot accept responsibility for injury, loss or damage to person or property however occasioned.

5. Gun Safety

Depending on which Trial is taking place, there will be 48 guns. The people carrying guns are very experienced in gun safety. It is the policy of the NWLRC that insurance cover and security of shotguns is the responsibility of the individual shooting at the Trial.

PLEASE NOTE – THAT BY ACCEPTING A RUN IN ANY TRIAL RUN AND ORGANISED BY THE NWLRC YOU ARE DEEMED TO HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD AND ARE PREPARED TO ABIDE BY THE HEALTH AND SAFETY REGULATIONS AS SET OUT ABOVE.