Archive for January 23rd, 2017

When do you need to change a Control battery?

SI have produced an interesting PDF document which explains the problems of predicting when a BSF8 control battery needs to be replaced. This is a fairly important decision since  unnecessary replacement costs the club around £15 but failure to spot a dying battery infuriates competitors at our event  by causing possible voiding of a course. […]

Event Safety for Event officials BO Policy

Colleagues Board and E&CC Minutes have indicated that it is their intention to both assure external bodies and meet British Orienteering Insurance requirements that all Event Officials – Organiser, Planner, and Controller – have attended an Event Safety & Welfare Workshop by 1st January 2017. Initially there was a deadline set of 1st January 2016 […]

SWOA amended constitution 2016

The changes proposed below were adopted. A full copy of the current constitution  can be seen HERE 7 Amendments to the Constitution Two amendments were proposed: Amendment 1. Safeguarding. Insertion of wording of British Orienteering O Safe document. Amendment 2. Notice of AGM in SINS. [Appendix 8 to the minutes] Proposed by Charlotte Thornton and […]