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Rule 9.56 Nights Away - Responsibilities

a. A Leader or other adult leading a camp or residential experience involving young people under 18 years old must:

b. The District Commissioner is responsible for:

County Commissioners have these responsibilities for events and permits issued by the County.

c. For large scale events there needs to be a permit holder responsible for each residential group. There is no limit to the number of groups that a permit holder can be responsible for, but they remain responsible for the standard of the event for each group. In addition the permit holder must ensure the home Commissioner is notified (Rule 9.57m) and inform them of the total number of groups they are responsible for during the event.

d. All groups undertaking a nights away event must have immediate access to someone who has a current First Aid qualification, minimum First Response. The level of First Aid competence required for each event will be determined by the event risk assessment. However a full first aid certificate as defined in FS120052 is required for those operating in remote environments, where travelling time is 3 hours or more (in the method of travel being used) to a point of refuge, including;

The permit holder is not required to hold a first aid qualification.

e. The requirement to have completed a First Response course is waived for holders of a valid First Aid qualification, where the syllabus equals or exceeds that of a First Response course, including hypothermia and hyperthermia training.

NOTE: Rule 9.56d is now for implementation by Counties by 31 December 2020. During this time, where the revised processes have not yet been implemented locally, reference should be made to Rule 9.56d October 2018 version of POR.

Click here for FAQs to support the changes to the First Aid requirements in 9.56d.


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