It is the policy of the Scout Association to provide Scouting in a safe manner without risk to health, so far as is reasonably practicable.
The Scout Association believes that this responsibility ranks equally with the other responsibilities incumbent upon those providing Scouting activities and functions.
It is the responsibility of all those involved in Scouting to seek, so fas as is reasonably practicable, to ensure that:
- All activities are conducted in a safe manner without risk to the health of participants;
- The provision and maintenance of equipment and buildings for Members and others is safe and without risk to health and adequate for their welfare;
- Information, instruction, training and supervision is provided with the object of ensuring the health and safety of all those involved in Scouting activities or who may be affected by them;
- Appropriate arrangements are made to ensure safety and the absence of risks to health in connection with the use, transport, storage and handling of equipment, and substances which are inherently or potentially dangerous.
Activity Centre Staff & Instructional Policy
All staff working at Meggernie Outdoor Centre are subject to the Scout Association guidelines & policies in all matters.
The qualifications for instructing activities are at least the minimum required by the Scout Association. Where appropriate National Governing Body Awards are also held and include:-
- Archery – Grand National Archery Society, Leaders Award
- First Aid - All permanent staff are qualified first aiders