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Rule 7.4 Accident reporting

a.    Headquarters (via the Scout Information Centre) must be informed at the earliest suitable opportunity if any person, whether a Member of the Movement or not:

•    suffers personal injury or illness where that injury or illness necessitates medical treatment (i.e. treatment by a doctor, dentist, nurse, paramedic or at a hospital).  Minor injuries or illness not requiring such treatment must be recorded locally, with Headquarters being informed if they subsequently receive medical attention;

•    requires rescuing (where rescue involves any Emergency Service, i.e. Police, Fire, Ambulance, Mountain Rescue or Coastguard);

•    or dies;

in the course of, or arising out of, a Scout activity or while on, or in conjunction with, any Scout property.

b.    If an accident during a Scout activity results in third party damage, Headquarters must be informed at the earliest suitable opportunity.

c.    On receipt of this information Headquarters will issue the necessary instructions and an incident report form.

d.    In the event of any injury or fatality, or damage to third party property, no admission of liability must be made unless advised by Headquarters.

(See rule 7.2 for actions required in the event of an emergency)

 

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