At the last OST event at Royal George a young competitor became injured and disoriented, necessitating a search and rescue operation at course closure. Fortunately she was found safe and well by one of the search teams.
This is a good reminder that organisers need to be aware of the appropriate safety precautions as well as search and rescue procedures. Safety at events is the ultimate responsibility of the controller of the event. All event organisers must read OT's Event Safety Policy (on the Organiser’s Toolkit) prior to events. A copy of this is also in the trailers, and a brief version of Search and Rescue procedures is being prepared.