Health and Safety

It is the responsibility of all those involved in Scouting to ensure, so far as is reasonably practical, that all activities are conducted in a safe manner without risk to the health of the participants. To support this there are a number of resources on the Safety issues area of the headquarters web site.

Near miss reporting
The Scout Association want to hear details of near misses within Scouting (unplanned events that did not result in normally reportable injury, illness or damage – but had the potential to do so). This is so that we can update our best practise and guidance for members to try and ensure the same incident does not happen in the future with more serious consequences. It is not about finding fault with those involved in the near miss. The West Sussex near miss form can be found here.

Safety Training
The training is available to anyone who wants to complete it. However, it is primarily aimed at volunteers who need to complete their ongoing safety training for review.

Supporting Resources e-Learning and notes
Local Courses
Wed 19

A&L District AGM

June 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wed 19

Horsham District AGM

June 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sun 23

Go Beavers 19

June 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

County Safety Co-ordinator
The  County has a County Safety Co-ordinator whose role is  to promote The Association’s Safety Policy within the County. To advise the County Management Team and Executive Committee on the implementation of the Association’s Safety Policy within the County and to assist District Commissioners in operating the policy.
For general enquiries or to contact our County Safety Co-ordinator.

Team: Health and Safety

RoleName Email  
Health and Safety Coordinator
Tony Finch Send A Message