Thinking of planning a UKRO Extrication and/or Trauma Regional Challenge, then here are some useful tips:
Additionally, the UKRO are pleased to launch the first comprehensive Regional Challenge Guidance Document.
Using previous experiences, feedback from former and existing Fire and Rescue Service (FRS) Hosts/Organisers and the relevant documentation utilised at a UKRO National Challenge level, the UKRO Regional Challenge Guidance Document has been designed to be a 'one-stop' document, ensuring that Regional Challenges are reflective of 'Best Safe Practice', the National Challenge standard, while answering the key questions when considering whether to plan such an event, including but not limited to:
The UKRO Regional Challenge Guidance Document will be a 'live' document, continuously reviewed and adjusted to reflect additional lessons learned and/or additional requests for information within a Challenge Year.
Note - New to the 2017 Challenge Year, the UKRO require notification of the date, location, size and Single Point of Contact (SPOC) for all anticipated Regional Challenges by the end of February 2017, to allow for the allocation of UKRO Assessors. Those Regional Challenges submitting this basic information after the end of February 2017 cannot be guaranteed support from the UKRO.
Many thank to all of those involved in the production of the UKRO Regional Challenge Document, particularly Louise Marritt from the UKRO Assessing Team and the 2016 UKRO Regional Challenge Hosts/Organisers.
For information relating to the reasons why such a learning experience would be of benefit to your FRS, please refer to the following UKRO Website Information - About Us, Facts and Road Safety Reports.
The UKRO looks forward to working with you during your Regional Challenge preparations.