Members, Associate Members and Visitor Responsibilities

It is the responsibility of all range users to follow The Club's policies with regard to the use of the range. These reminders below include, but are not limited to the following;

  1. All members associates and visitors MUST sign-in before undertaking ANY activity at the club.
  2. The first club member arriving at the range must put up the red shooting flag.
  3. All members and associates MUST be aware of the Clubs "Main Range Safety Policy".
  4. No member is to shoot further than 20m from the butts in the beginner's area.
  5. All Visitors (affiliated with other clubs) must make themselves known to a club member before signing in. Visitors intending to visit our range to shoot should contact us beforehand or email the Secretary directly at "northernarchersofsyd@gmail.com" and must be financial members of an Archery Australia affiliated club. Visitors must pay visitors-fee of $15.00 to a club member that is present.

Risk Management and Range Shooting Policy

Philosophy
Northern Archers of Sydney Inc. is mindful of the risks associated with conducting archery activities and events at Club and State level. In an effort to minimize these risks, Northern Archers of Sydney Inc. has developed a risk management plan and range shooting policy, which will provide a safer sporting environment and experience for club archers and the general public. Members must be aware of and have read both these documents.

Duty of Care
Northern Archers of Sydney Inc., Club officials, and members owe a duty of care to participants and spectators in archery events and activities where there is a reasonably foreseeable risk of harm or injury to participants and spectators as a result of their actions.  In exercising this duty of care, the law requires officials to take reasonable steps to reduce the likelihood of injury to participants and spectators as a result of those risks, which are foreseeable.

This is the rationale underpinning the Risk Management Plan of Northern Archers of Sydney Inc. – in this case, the process of identifying risks involved in activities such as casual/social shooting, practice, and the conducting archery competitions and activities, and then adopting strategies and actions designed to reduce these risks wherever possible.

Objectives

  • To reduce the incidents of injury to range users, participants, officials, spectators and other persons associated with the use of the range in the archery activities mentioned above.
  • To provide a fun, healthy and safe sporting environment for individuals to participate and enjoy the sport of archery.
  • To minimize potential club liability as a result of poorly managed range usage during the activities mentioned above.

Any activity that appears unsafe or contrary to Northern Archers safety plans should be reported to the Secretary ASAP (northernarchersofsyd@gmail.com) - all communications in this respect can be dealt with confidentially if anyone so chooses. 

Range Duty Officers

NORTHERN ARCHERS OF SYDNEY INC. DUTY OFFICER – ROLE DESCRIPTION

All financial members over 20 years of age are expected to fulfil the role of Duty Officer according to their allotted date as posted on the Duty Officer Roster posted here and in the clubhouse. If you cannot make the date allocated, it is your responsibility to negotiate with another member to swap dates. Contact phone numbers are posted on the clubhouse notice board.

Attend the range between 10 am and 3 pm on a Saturday or Sunday

In all likelihood, the clubhouse will be open. If not, you will need to wait for someone to arrive with a clubhouse key. They are not issued to everyone. Supply 1 litre of fresh milk. The cost can be taken from the change tin on the refrigerator.

On arrival at the range

  • Hoist the red flag, if not already done so by other members.

  • Ensure that both toilets have an adequate supply of toilet paper, soap and are cleaned.

  • Sweep the Clubhouse floor and front veranda area.

During the day

  • Ensure that the archers on the Range observe range and shooting safety standards and procedures. Refer Procedures on notice board behind bow press.

  • Collect money from members and advanced beginners hiring club equipment, which is $10/day. Issue receipt and deposit copy of receipt and money in the metal box on the wall near the printer.

  • Collect money from visitors from other clubs, $15/day, and issue receipt and deposit money as per above. Ensure they have a valid Archery Australia, ABA or 3DAAA membership card.

  • Handle personal enquiries about the club and its activities. If not sure refer to a committee member or preferably make yourself aware of what the club offers so you can assist with enquires.

At the end of the day and/or prior to departing,

  • Ensure all beginners equipment is stored and locked into the appropriate cupboards. Close roller door and put key in the cupboard above the printer.

  • Empty the garbage bin.

  • Lock rear storeroom if not already and ensure equipment and the target containers are locked. If not the last one to leave, make sure there is a responsible member to lock up and to carry out any outstanding items under item 5.

  • Sign Duty Officer Register, next to sign-in book.

  • Set burglar alarm and lock clubhouse if last to leave

Regards
Secretary – Northern Archers of Sydney Inc.

Dress Regulations

We request all our members to dress appropriately while on the range.

  1. Athletes shall be neatly and cleanly dressed.

  2. Shoes or boots are mandatory and should be always worn.

    1. They should cover the entire foot.

    2. Sandals, crocs or thongs are not permitted.

THESE REGULATIONS APPLY TO ALL MEMBERS

Member Protection

Northern Archers is governed by Archery Australias' (AA) National Policy no 1003 Sept 2015 and Archery New South Wales Member Protection Framework.

Aim: to uphold core values and create a safe, fair and inclusive environment for everyone associated with our sport.

It sets out AA's commitment to ensure that every person bound by the policy is treated with respect and dignity and protected from discrimination, harassment, and abuse. It also seeks to ensure that everyone involved in our sport is aware of their key legal and ethical rights and responsibilities, as well as the standards of behaviour expected of them.

It also sets out the practical steps we will take to eliminate discrimination, harassment, child abuse and other forms of inappropriate behaviour from our sport.  As part of this commitment, the policy allows Archery Australia Inc to take disciplinary action against any person or organisation bound by this policy if they breach the policy.

This policy has been endorsed by Archery Australia Board and has been designed to comply with the Archery Australia Constitution, Policies and Procedures, Shooting Rules and by-laws. The policy starts on 1st September 2015 and will operate until replaced.