Shotgun Safety Officers Course

The course is aimed at equipping the candidate 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 assessment. 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.

It comprises six modules followed by a practical assessment and written examination: roles and responsibilities; health and safety; risk assessment; shotguns and cartridges; the law and shotgun shooting; Clay trap safety.

IF YOU ARE DUE TO ATTEND A COURSE IN 2022 YOU WILL NEED TO BRING A LATERAL FLOW TEST, TO BE TAKEN UPON ARRIVAL BEFORE YOU ENTER THE CLASSROOM, SO THAT WE CAN ENSURE THE SAFETY OF ALL OUR CANDIDATES AND TRAINERS

Cost

  • £125 BASC members
  • £145 Non-members

Course Length

One day

Course Requirements

  • An experienced clay or game shooter with knowledge of a large variety of sporting targets.
  • Held a shotgun certificate for a minimum of 4 years.
  • Experience with automatic and manual clay pigeon traps.
  • Ability to complete complicated forms.
  • Must be over  21 years old

Shotgun Safety Officers Courses

Cancellation Policy

Should there be insufficient bookings, BASC reserve the right to cancel the course. In the interests of fairness BASC will aim to provide candidates 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:-

Charge Non- Members

Members

Reallocation to another course (only available 8 weeks or more before the course start date)

£25

£25

2nd Reallocation to another course (only available 8 weeks or more before the course start date AND in exceptional circumstances)

£50

£50

Cancellation more than 8 weeks before the course start date

40% course cost

30% course cost

Cancellation less than 8 weeks but more than 4 weeks before the course start date

75% course cost

60% course cost

Cancellation less than 4 weeks before the course start date

100% course cost

100% course cost

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