At the 2018 May BiBC Annual General Meeting, the BiBC membership requested the BiBC Board to institute a Biathlon Range Safety Officer Program. The objectives are to increase the awareness and standard of range safety and improve the knowledge and skills of the Biathlon range safety officers. All existing BiBC member clubs unanimously approved the initiative.
Part of this program is the new BiBC RSO course which is now ready to be rolled out to the BiBC membership and strategic partners. The course is a 8-hour course; 4 hours in class and 4 hours safe rifle handling and practical assessment at the range. The length of the practical assessment depends on the number of RSO candidates. The maximum ratio of the learning facilitator to RSO candidates is 1:12 (preferred ratio is 1:10). On completion, a successful RSO will be awarded with a certificate and Biathlon RSO qualification badge.
As this initiative is unanimously approved by the membership, we expect all Biathlon ranges in BC will be populated with the BiBC Biathlon RSO from now on.
Who should take the course? This course is open to any current BiBC members. All Biathlon coaches, Biathlon officials and experienced range personnel with a valid PAL licence or equivalent should attend.