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Scouts SA 2017 AGM

28 Apr 2017

Friday July 28 2017 at the Scout Deck, Titanium Security Arena.

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Caremonkey Mobile Health & Safety

26 Apr 2017

Scouts SA is starting trials of an online application called Caremonkey. Find out more here

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Safety Alert - PFDs

22 Apr 2017

Scouts SA advice in use of Personal Flotation Devices (22 April 2017)

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SA Scout - Autumn 2017 out now

20 Apr 2017

SA Scout Autumn issue is out now! Check it out online or in your letterbox soon!

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Adult Recognition Award nominations

23 Nov 2016

Awards nominations for recognition of Good Service to Scouts Australia are now open

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Safety Alert

USE OF PERSONAL FLOTATION DEVICES

 

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April 2017

Within Scouts SA's current Safety Standards and Procedures there is a relatively consistent requirement for people engaging in activities on water craft to wear personal flotation devices (PFD's). Yet the application of this requirement is inconsistent across our activities.

In the interest of ensuring the ongoing safety of our volunteers and members this requirement needs to be expressed more directly.

 

Safety Direction

WHEN VOLUNTEERS, MEMBERS AND STAFF OF SCOUTS SA ENGAGE IN SCOUT ACTIVITIES ON WATERBORNE CRAFT THEY SHALL AT ALL TIMES WEAR PERSONAL FLOTATION DEVICES (PFD'S). IN CIRCUMSTANCES WHERE THIS IS NOT PRACTICAL, APPROVAL TO CONDUCT THE ACTIVITY SHALL BE GAINED FROM ACC ADVENTUROUS SCOUT ACTIVITIES OR GM OPERATIONS BEFORE THE ACTIVITY COMMENCES. A REQUEST FOR APPROVAL TO CONDUCT AN ACTIVITY ON WATERBORNE CRAFT WITHOUT A PFD MUST BE SUPPORTED BY A DOCUMENTED RISK ASSESSMENT OF THE ACTIVITY.

 

Future Direction

This requirement will be expressed explicitly in Safety Standards and Procedures as they are updated through normal administrative processes.

 

 

Branch HQ
April 2017