This free course gives you the chance to demonstrate you have the knowledge to use air rifles confidently and safely.
Shotgun safety officers course
The one-day course is aimed at equipping candidates with the knowledge, understanding, skills and awareness required to identify and manage issues pertaining to safety on a clay pigeon shoot, with specific reference to shoots on green field sites.
This is not a course in shoot management and limits its scope to issues pertaining to safety including risk assessments.
In applying the knowledge and skills learnt on the course, the safety officer should always determine with the person(s) responsible for the overall shoot management their exact limits of responsibility, accountability and authority.
What is covered
The course comprises six modules followed by a practical assessment and written examination covering the following:
- Roles and responsibilities
- Health and safety
- Risk assessment
- Shotguns and cartridges
- The law and shotgun shooting
- Clay trap safety
BASC members: £125
You must be an experienced clay or game shooter with knowledge of a large variety of sporting targets.
You must have held a shotgun certificate for a minimum of four years.
You must also be over 21 and have experience with both automatic and manual clay pigeon traps.
Should there be insufficient bookings, BASC reserves the right to cancel the course. In the interests of fairness, BASC will aim to provide candidates with notification of cancellation as soon as possible prior to the advertised start date.
We strongly recommend that fees for any accommodation you book are refundable as BASC will not be responsible for any losses incurred by candidates.
If for any reason you cancel your place on the course then the following scale of charges may apply:
|Reallocation to another course|
(only available eight weeks or more before the course start date)
|Second reallocation to another course|
(only available eight weeks or more before the course start date AND only in exceptional circumstances)
|Cancellation more than eight weeks before the course start date|
|Cancellation less than eight weeks but more than four weeks before the course start date|
|Cancellation less than four weeks before the course start date|