Last update: 7 September 2018
The boundaries of any practice or competition area will be clearly delineated to all athletes before the start. In addition, the athletes will be given a safety bearing that will get them to a known road or building in case they become lost. Attendance will be taken before setting out on any training or race and all athletes will check back in after completing the exercise. A hard time limit for completing the exercise or race will be communicated clearly to the athletes before starting. When practice takes place in a forested environment all athletes will carry a whistle and will be instructed to give three short blasts in the case of an injury requiring assistance. All athletes will be instructed to respond to whistle blasts and check in with any potentially injured athlete.
FIRST AID and MEDICAL EMERGENCIES:
A First Aid Kit will be available at all practices and all coaches will have First Aid/CPR training. In addition, for forest practices and events the coaches will determine which emergency facility is closest before leaving for the event.
SEARCH and RESCUE:
In the event that a participant is believed to still be out on the course after the hard closing time the head coach, or someone they designate as the search coordinator, will direct a systematic search.