Members should recognise that the Director of the Shoot (DOS) has the ultimate responsibility for the safety and well-being of all people attending a shoot as well as the general public in the surrounding areas. Given this responsibility the DOS has the authority to;
1. Issue a warning to a member for any safety breaches observed or reported to the DOS. This warning, including details of the infraction will be written on the member’s score sheet
2. Should the member repeat the unsafe practice or commit another one where the member should have reasonably known the practice was unsafe the DOS may ask the member to leave the range.
3. Should the member fail to leave the range the DOS will put up the red (no shooting) flag and will advise all archers to leave the field. Shooting will not proceed until the member removes themselves from the field.
Following an event requiring a member being asked to leave the range the member will be suspended from shooting for a period of four (4) club shoot days. The member may appeal this decision in writing to the Committee via the Secretary.
If any member sees an unsafe practice or becomes aware of ANYTHING which could possibly result in illness or injury to any member of the club or the public then you are legally obliged to inform the DOS or any Committee member. Any person, and this does not have to be an archer, is authorised to yell out STOP STOP STOP !!! in order to alert archers to a potential issue. Upon hearing this other archers should immediately lower their bow and un-nock their arrow and then place the bow down to the rear of the shooting line. If you release the shot you are in serious breach of safety.