safety policy

ARCHERY

 

 

Venue: On site indoor or outdoor range

 

Instructor Qualification:

Instructor       Archery GB Leader or Instructor Award

Assistant        Competent adult under direction of instructor

 

Ratio:             1 Instructor to 8 Participants

 

Equipment:

·         Equipment must be kept in a good state of repair           

·         Logged monthly checks will be carried out

             

Pre Session:

Check equipment     

·         Bows, arrows and armbraces in good state of repair

·         Range clear of obstructions, net fully extended but not tight.

·         Bosses correctly seated

·         Target faces in acceptable condition

·         Rope barrier in position - separating shooting line from waiting line

·         Doors in front of shooting line to be kept locked, other exits clear

                       

Session:

Give safety briefing, directed at visiting staff and participants, taking into account group comprehension ability, highlighting:   

·         Need for common sense and safety while participating in archery

·         Behaviour of those shooting, and those waiting their turn

·         Visiting staff instructed to assume responsibility for preventing students from entering shooting area

·         Position of fire exits

·         Explain and demonstrate good practice while loading, loosing, retrieving and carrying arrows

·         Ensure rules of the range are followed

 

Rules of the Range

1.    Those awaiting their turn must remain behind the rope barrier. No-one may move across the shooting line without the permission of the instructor.

2.    Bows must not be loaded or drawn except when archer is standing on the shooting line and facing the target

3.    At the instructor’s command archers must stop shooting immediately and remove arrow from bow

4.    Archers should not cross the shooting line until all shooting is completed and the instructor has given permission

5.    When collecting arrows archers must walk, not run, down the side of the range

6.    When removing arrows from target care must be taken

            

     

·         Up to two archers may shoot from the same shooting line at one time

·         Distance from shooting line to target may be reduced if appropriate. 

·         No-one is to shoot at the same time from any other shooting line

 

THE INSTRUCTOR MUST BE ABLE TO SEE AND CONTROL ALL PERSONS ON THE SHOOTING LINE AT ALL TIMES

 

End of Session: 

·         Bows and arrows must be locked away when not in use

·         Faulty equipment should be labelled and removed from service. Any faults should be logged (staffroom whiteboard / safety check sheet) and made good as soon as possible.

 

THE INSTRUCTOR HAS FINAL SAY IN DECIDING WHETHER OR NOT A SESSION TAKES PLACE AND IN WHAT MANNER IT IS CARRIED OUT