NSWRA Range Safety & Compliance

The NSW Rifle Association regards range safety and compliance critical in ensuring that the sport of fullbore target shooting is undertaken in a safe and well managed environment for the enjoyment and safety of its members and the wider community.

To ensure your association meets its wider obligations and to assist all rifle clubs it has created a new position : NSWRA Range Safety & Compliance Officer.

LT Col Angus Bell from the Port Jackson Rifle Club has been appointed into this position and he brings a wealth of range safety qualifications and experience into the role from his Army Reserve training. Many NSWRA rifle clubs have had assistance by Angus in reviewing their range safety either prior to or following inspections by NSW Police.

Angus can be contacted on his mobile : 0410 435 429 or via email : angus.bell1@gmail.com

Range Safety

The following materials are provided to assist member rifle clubs and district associations.

(Range Users Guide - NSW Police)

Range Safety Users Guide (NSW Police) – the NSW Police has produced this excellent range users guide. All rifle clubs and district associations should be aware of its contents.

http://www.police.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/53519/range_users_guide.pdf

(Range Standing Orders)

All member rifle clubs should have an up to date set of range standing orders.

If your shooting complex has more than one user and you require assistance please contact the NSWRA office on 9661 4532 who can provide examples of more complex range standing orders for use with multiple users.

(Range Safety Traces)

Details of safety traces is contained in the NSW Police’s Range Users Guide, if you require assistance please contact Angus Bell who has prepared many safety traces for our member clubs to the standard required of the NSW Police.

(Range Safety Compliance Checklist)

If you require a safety checklist please contact the NSWRA Office who will arange for one to be supplied to you to assist in auditing affiliated clubs own range safety standards.

(Consent To Use Private Land For Shooting Purposes)

The NSWRA has designed a “shell” document to assist member rifle clubs in gaining consent from adjacent land owners for safety areas encroaching onto their property.

(General)

Range safety and compliance is easy to administer if there is an underlying willingness and vigilance within our member rifle clubs and individual shooters. The following points outline some simple but powerful actions that ensure a strong safety culture :

  • Range Officers conducting quick safety briefs prior to firing
  • Scorers ensuring shooters only close the action when aiming at the target
  • All perimeter safety signage in place and in good repair
  • All safety flags flying and in good repair
  • All ranges ensuring shooters possess a current and valid shooters license for the class of weapon being used.
  • All rifles supervised when on range and secured properly when in transit