All visitors and members must be safe which means following some basic rules. Anyone seen shooting dangerously or acting in an unsafe manner will be asked to leave.
Please follow these basic rules and everyone will enjoy a safe day out.
- When walking around the grounds please have your gun in a gun slip or case.
- If out of a gunslip or case please make sure the gun is broken
- Only load your gun when you are in the stand ready to shoot.
- Always unload your gun when leaving a stand
- Never leave a gun unattended
- Never point a gun at a person
- Please do not approach or tamper with any of the automatic traps
- Please only shoot clays and no animal life
- We highly recommend wearing hearing protection, safety glasses and a hat when shooting around our grounds.
- Always obey signs around the ground
- Please listen to any instruction given to you by a member of staff
- No Steel Shot to be used on the ground.
- 28 Gram of shot maximum
- Please do not instruct any non shotgun certificate holders. You must use one of our qualified instructors for this to be legal and safe.
SAFETY IS OF PARAMOUNT IMPORTANCE
See ISSF General Technical Rules, Rule 6.2.
9.2.1 The safety of athletes, range personnel and spectators requires continued and careful attention to gun handling and caution in moving about the range. It is strongly recommended that all personnel operating forward of the firing line should wear high visibility vests or jackets. Self discipline is necessary on the part of all.
9.2.2 Carrying Guns
To ensure safety, all shotguns, even when empty, must be handled with maximum care at all times
a) Conventional double barrel guns must be carried empty with the breech visibly open;
c) Shotguns not in use must be placed in a gun rack, locked gun case, armory or other secure place;
d) All shotguns must be kept unloaded except on the shooting station and only then after the command or signal `œSTART` has been given;
e) Cartridges must not be loaded in the gun until the athlete is standing on the shooting station, facing the traps with the gun pointed towards the target flight area and after the Referee has given permission (Exceptions, see Rules 9.7.2.i and 9.8.2.g);
f) When shooting is interrupted, the gun must be opened and any cartridges and cartridge cases must be removed;
g) No athlete may turn from the shooting station before his gun is open and empty;
9.2.7 Eye And Ear Protection
a) All athletes and other persons in the vicinity of the firing line are urged to wear ear plugs, ear muffs, or similar adequate ear protection;
b) Ear protectors incorporating any type of radio receiving device are not permitted; and
c) All athletes, Referees and officials are urged to wear shatterproof shooting glasses or similar eye protection.
BY ISSF RULE BOOK