USV Safety Regulations

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SOP -1. SAFETY REGULATIONS.           TAB A. ORGANIZATION AND GENERAL

1. ORGANIZATION.
           A. Each member unit of the USV will have appointed, in writing, a unit safety NCO/OFFICER. At Company level, an experienced Sergeant who is slotted as Ordnance Sergeant for the company should fill this.

           B. Each Battalion of the USV will have appointed, in writing, a SAFETY OFFICER at the rank of 1st Lieutenant. This officer will be slotted as Ordnance Officer for the Battalion.

           C. The Brigade Headquarters will appoint, in writing, a BRIGADE SAFETY OFFICER, at the rank of 1st Lieutenant to serve as Brigade Ordnance Officer.

           D. Each Company and Battalion will provide the narne and mailing address of its respective
SAFETY OFFICER/NCO to the Brigade Safety Officer. Any changes in appointment will be copied to the Brigade Safety Officer.

2. DU'ITES.

           A. It is the duty of the appointed Ordnance Officers and NCO's of the USV to actively and vigorously supervise the Safety Programs and Regulations set forth by the USV and the sponsor's of the event being attended. Specific duties of the USV Brigade Safety Officer/NCO during an event will include, but are not limited to the following:

1) Full-time duty of overall supervision of safety during the event. This includes safety supervision of USV units during maneuvers from behind the firing line.

 2) Ensuring that company cornmanders and/or first sergeants conduct safety briefingIAW the USY checklist prior to marching each day.

 3) Spot checking of cartridges and firearms during safety inspections. Canteens should also be checked and company commanders should be encouraged to see that their troops drink at least a full canteen of water prior to marching on particularly hot days.

 4) Ensuring that USV accident reports are promptly submitted as required.

5) Submitting a written after-action safety report to the USV comrnander including copies of all incident reports.

           B. Accidents and incidents will be reported to respective unit Ordnce (Safety) Officer/NCO who will prepare and submit an incident report (see enclosed format in TAB F) to their Battalion Safety Officer who, in turn, will confirm the reported accident/incident and forward a copy of the report with comments to USV Brigade Headquarters for the Brigade Safety File. Each Battalion Safety Officer will maintain one copy of each report for the Battlion Safety File.

           C. The Brigade Ordnance (Safety) Officer will maintain such reports along with follow-up reports from involved parties pertaining to the final results of such accidents/incidents.

           D. Events attended by USV units, where no accidents or incidents are reported, will require preparation of a negative report for the unit file for liability insurance purposes. Respective Battalion Headquarters should rctain copy as well. See TAB F for format and procedure.

           E. USV units must include in their morning report at ALL EVENTS that a safety and firearm handling and firing procedure was briefed to all attending unit members prior to participation in event battles.

3. GENERAL.

           A. All participants must be 16 years of age or older to carry any weapon, i.e., rifle, musket, carbine, pistol or edged weapon, on the battlefield at living histories or battle re-enactrnents.

           B. Participants between the ages of 16 up to 18 years of age must have parental consent in writing and/or a parent present on the field in order to take part in events. Parental consent must be filed with Unit Ordnance/Safety Officer with a copy forwarded to Battalion Ordnance/Safety Officer.

 

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