Code of Conduct
Club Members shall:
- Respect the rights and dignity of every member, official and participant in orienteering.
- Participate within the spirit of fair play and never condone rule violations.
- Accept primary responsibility for personal safety when participating in orienteering, including appropriate clothing, equipment and hydration/nutrition.
- Display courtesy and good manners towards members of the public encountered during events.
- Report any suspected misconduct by members or other people involved in the club.
In additional, Club Committee members shall:
- Run the club in a responsible manner.
- Promote the provision of orienteering events, at appropriate levels, taking into account any guidance provided at the club AGM.
- Promote the provision of training for club members, appropriate for the experience and ability of participants.
- Encourage the training and development of those members who wish to give back to the sport through organising, planning or controlling events; or through coaching, mapping, or other worthwhile activity.
- Communicate to club members any relevant changes in the rules of the sport, or related policies, in an appropriate manner.
- Take appropriate steps to adopt relevant policies required by British Orienteering.
- Prioritise the welfare and safety of members and participants ahead of performance.
- Challenge inappropriate behaviour and language by others including bullying, harassment or abuse.
- Act on any reported misconduct by club officers or members.