To become a full member of the smallbore section, all members must have demonstrated a full understanding of range rules and safety, upon approval they automatically become available for selection as range officers must offer to cover - or will be allocated dates during the year where they must provide range officer cover for the site. If they are not able to attend on the allocated day it is their responsibility to arrange for another member to cover for them. Failure to provide cover on two or more occasions will result in a vote being taken to decide if continued club membership is desirable.
The club believes that all Range Officers, regardless of how long they have carried out this duty, would benefit from the increased knowledge of current requirements and thinking which will in turn produce increased confidence
Should you wish to become qualified please contact the NSRA T:0148 348 5555 and ask for an RCO pack to be sent to you, this will cost you £10. Once you have had time to thoroughly assimilate the details in the document & feel confident with your knowledge please contact Glynn Jones our Club Instructor who is qualified to carry out the assessment at the range at a mutually acceptable date and time. The assessment is not onerous and would only take around one hour
Once successfully completed, two certificates will be received from the NSRA, one for you to display at home and the other which will be displayed at the club
To become a range officer in the Rimfire section you need to have been completed the minimum probationary period of three months and have been voted in as full member by the executive committee
RANGE OFFICER MEETING 06/03/10
A range officer meeting was held on Saturday 6th March 2010, among items discussed were range cover hours and safety.
Hours of cover - Full members are welcome to attend outside of these hours but they must provide their own equipment & Range Officer any member taking part in the last detail of the day will be expected to assist the range officer with the closing of the range.
Each detail will last up to 30 minutes, at which time the range officer will order that all shooting ceases. All shooters must be seen to make safe then clear all empty shells before leaving the firing point to recover targets At this time targets can be changed, additional ammunition can be purchased and the range officer will verify those persons wishing to attend the next detail
Due to the increased angle available when shooting from 50 yards
Anyone found not complying with (or range officer not enforcing) these rules will be immediately removed from the firing point and reported to the committee.
Procedure for dealing with misfires