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Accident Notification…

The procedure for Incident/Accident Reporting has changed and there is now no initial notification form to be completed.

New procedure:

Extract from POR Rule 7.4 Accident Reporting – Please click this link

a.       Headquarters at Gilwell (via the Scout Information Centre 0345 300 1818) must be informed at the earliest suitable opportunity if any person, whether a Member of the Movement or not:

  • suffers personal injury or illness where that injury or illness necessitates medical treatment (i.e. treatment by a doctor, dentist, nurse, paramedic or at a hospital). Minor injuries or illness not requiring such treatment must be recorded locally, with Headquarters being informed if they subsequently receive medical attention;
  • requires rescuing (where rescue involves any Emergency Service, i.e. Police, Fire, Ambulance, Mountain Rescue or Coastguard);
  • or dies;

in the course of, or arising out of, a Scout activity or while on, or in conjunction with, any Scout property.

b.      If an accident during a Scout activity results in third party damage, Headquarters at Gilwell must be informed at the earliest suitable opportunity.

c.      On receipt of this information Headquarters at Gilwell will issue the necessary instructions and an incident report form.

d.     In the event of any injury or fatality, or damage to third party property, no admission of liability must be made unless advised by Headquarters.

If you are unsure whether you need to advise an incident/accident please phone Headquarters at Gilwell 0345 300 1818 and they will be able to advise.

It may be that the incident does not need to go through the formal process but may be reported as a “Near Miss” see the information at this link https://members.scouts.org.uk/nearmiss.

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