Elementary - Curricular 2019
- Consult Risk Management.
- This activity page must be presented to the activity provider prior to the activity taking place. The activity provider must meet the minimum requirements listed on this page. For more information on planning trips using outside providers, consult Outside Activity Providers.
- All of the equipment must be inspected on a regular basis and repaired as necessary.
- Arm guards and finger tabs must be made available to students.
- Bow length and weight must correspond to the height and strength of the participant.
- Compound bows must not exceed 30 lb. pull weight.
- An equal number of appropriate- sized/length arrows must be given to each participant.
- Appropriate targets.
- Target butts must be:
- a minimum of 5cm (2’’) thick of 0.9kg (2lb) density ethafoam pieces, or equivalent
- 1.2m x 1.2m (4’ x 4’) in size target face
- Compound bows are acceptable when target butts are able to stop compound shot arrows.
- Where compound bows are used, targets must meet the following requirements:
- 30-35cm (12-14‘’) deep bin/box of rags, plastic bags, stretch wrap, window screening, etc., which is inside the box and packed tightly
- 5cm (2’’) density of 0.9kg (2lb) ethafoam or equivalent on the front
- 80-120cm (31”-47‘’) target faces
- Where possible, store ethafoam target butts out of direct sunlight.
- No crossbows.
- Quivers must be used (for example, pylon used as a floor quiver).
- Appropriate clothing and suitable footwear must be worn (for example, running shoes, hiking boots). Loose fitting clothing on the upper body is not permitted. Sandals are not permitted.
- Exposed jewelry is not permitted.
- Playing areas must be free of obstructions and hazards.
- For indoor shooting, a properly installed safety net must be used.
- Access/exit to the facility must be controlled and warning sign posted.
- For outdoor activity, the shooting area must be well marked and controlled.
- If an outdoor facility does not have a safety net or controlled natural safety barrier (for example, hill), then an overshoot area must be established, well marked and controlled.
- Archery equipment must be stored in two separate secured areas; arrows in one area, bows in another.
- Shooting distance must be a minimum of 6m (20’), maximum of 10m (33’)
- Establish a “Start” and “Stop” shooting and retrieving system.
- Establish an emergency procedure, including whistle system.
- Students must receive instruction on:
- safety and emergency procedures
- whistle system
- shooting techniques
- care and use of equipment
- how to remove an arrow from a target butt safely
- “Shooting” line must be established, appropriate for the skill level of the students.
- Sufficient spacing must be provided for each student on the shooting line.
- No one in front of shooting line.
- All students not involved in shooting must be positioned well behind the shooting line and away from the archers on the line.
- Students must be instructed that a loaded bow must never be pointed at anyone.
- Bows must only be loaded on the shooting line, after the signal to shoot has been given.
- Constant visual supervision is required.
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