Safety for Managers and Supporters

Objectives – by the end of the unit, participants will be able to:

  • Detail your duties and responsibilities for the safe operation of Scouting in their Group, District or Count.
  • Describe your role in approving and/or supporting activities that do not require formal activity permits (weekly meetings, visits and trips, activities in Terrain Zero, Class C waters etc).
  • Explain the InTouch system, medical details, age restrictions and other safety and welfare requirements for the range of activities available in Scouting.
  • Explain how the Policy, Organisation and Rules (POR) and activity factsheets detail the requirements and provide guidance for a range of Scouting activities.
  • Describe the insurance requirements of The Scout Association and state those events and activities for which additional steps must be taken.
  • Detail the emergency and reporting procedures to be implemented in the event of an accident or incident, including the reporting of near misses and potential accidents.
  • Detail those activities that require specific activity permits.
  • Explain and apply The Scout Association’s method of risk assessment to Scouting activities and their role in supporting the use of risk assessments before and during Scouting activities.
  • Explain the requirements and procedures necessary to gain an activity permit and describe your role in the process.
  • Understand the role and responsibilities of the leader in charge.
  • Explain the importance of creating a culture of safety within their area, and describe the measures you can take to promote this.
  • Explain the requirements and procedures necessary to gain a Nights Away Permit and describe your role in the process.

Learning Method – Workbook