Information for Event Officials

This contains information for Organisers, Planners and Controllers of orienteering events, as well as Coaches conducting training. Further information is available in the British Orienteering Resource Library. AOA events are to comply with Army & AOA Policy (see AOA Documents) and should follow British Orienteering Rules of Orienteering.

Standing Instructions

Defence Infrastructure Organisation

All organisers are reminded of the importance of fully complying with DIO Standing Orders when using Military Training Areas for their events. Organisers are also to ensure that all the members of the planning, controlling and organising team treat any Training Area Marshals with respect and comply immediately with any instructions they may give.

Organiser's Guides

British Orienteering Event Organisation Basic Checklist: Organiser's, Planner's & Controller's responsibilities : Organiser's Handbook Event Basic Checklist
COVID-19: BOF Operational Guidance for Resumption of Orienteering in England : 20200713-BOF Orienteering Resumption Operational Guidance

Risk Assessment & Safety Procedures

Included below are templates that may form the basis for each Organiser's own Risk Assessment, taking into account any further potential risks. In common with all military training, a Risk Assement must be completed to ensure 'Safe Persons, Safe Equipment, Safe Practice, Safe Place'. At a military event the Event Action & Safety Plan is approved by the unit CoC, but it is good practice for it to be reviewed first by the event Controller.  At a civilian event, the BOF Risk Assessment must be used and is to be approved by a BOF Controller or qualified Coach

AINC Accident Reporting Form - To be used to formally report an accident or near miss : View via Link
AOA Event Risk Assessment, including COVID-19 : AOA AF 5010 dated 8 Mar 21
BAMS EASP Anx B Safety Brief Template : BAMS EASP Anx B Safety Brief Template
BAMS EASP Template Covering Letter : BAMS EASP Template Covering Letter
Emergency Safety Procedures - Prepare for a Search : Emergency Safety Procedures - Prepare for a Search

Planner's Guides

A4 Map Bags for use if not printing on waterproof paper : NSNs for demand from Unit QM
BOF Rules Appendix B: Course Planning : View via Link
Course Planning - Practical Guidance : SOA Course Planning by Hilary Quick

Course Planning Software

OCAD and CONDES also provide a course planning capability, but at a cost. : OCAD Link
OCAD and CONDES also provide a course planning capability, but at a cost. : CONDES Link
Purple Pen is a simple and versatile course setting software, available for free download as a Windows application. : Link to Purple Pen website

Results Guides

E-Results Lite User Guide - Updated by Phill Batts Dec 13 : Part 1 Guide
E-Results Lite User Guide - Updated by Phill Batts Dec 13 : Part 2 Guide
The E-Results Lite is an orienteering Entries & Results free programme for use with Emit or SI hardware. : Link for free download