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Safety training
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Last edited: Wed 17 Jul 2019

By popular demand, we're running both an introductory organiser's course and an event safety course. The venue is Broomfield Village Hall, on Saturday 7 September. To register your interest, please contact Karen Lewis.

Dealing as they do with real world matters, discussion at these courses is usually lively and they are open to all members.

QO's courses complete a comprehensive season of courses aimed at those taking lead roles in events. Bristol OK begin the schedule with a day-long First Aid course.

* see details below

Course or workshopHost clubDateVenue

First Aid course*

Bristol OK

Sat 3 August

Stoke Bishop, Bristol


Organiser’s course - introductory
Quantock OCSat 7 September Broomfield Village Hall
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Event Safety WorkshopQuantock OCSat 7 September Broomfield Village Hall
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Level B/C Planner’s course*

Bristol OK

Sat 5 October

Henbury Village Hall, Bristol

Level C Controller’s course

Devon OC

Sat 26 October

Haytor, Dartmoor

  • Richard Keighley of Wimborne OC and Alan Simpson of Devon OC are kindly providing their help with the QO courses.
  • Thanks to Helen Kelsey (SWOA secretary) for details of the Bristol and Devon courses.

First Aid courses

Both BOK's First Aid courses are open to other clubs and one is relatively local for many members, the courses will have an orienteering focus, but are also suitable for any one who does outdoor activities. Each course will be eight hours long.

The first course is in the Mendip area on Saturday 6 July. It's at Winscombe Cricket club, timing TBA, but most likely 9am to 5pm

The second course is Saturday 3 August, venue TBA, but will be Bristol based. Timings will be the same as for Winscombe.

Both will be run by Frenchay First Aid. Price will be £40 for non-BOK members. The course will be certificated and the details passed onto BOF for their records.

A flyer will be available in due course.

Carol Iddles is organising the sessions.

Link to contact page for Carol

course planning

course planning

Planner's course

Bristol OK's planning course will be aimed at those wishing to plan at Regional/National level.

It will be held on Saturday 5 October at Henbury Village Hall, Bristol, BS10 7QG.

Mark Saunders will lead, and Charles Daniel will probably assist.

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