Handbook – Accident Reporting

All accidents must be reported according to the current POR rules, and leaders have a responsibility to understand what those rules are, and to ensure that they follow them. The current rules around accidents can be found here: https://www.scouts.org.uk/por/7-emergency-procedures#7.4 UK Headquarters must be informed by completing the online incident report form at the earliest suitable opportunity if any person, whether a member of the Movement or not:

  • suffers personal injury or illness where that injury or illness necessitates medical treatment (treatment by a doctor, dentist, nurse, paramedic or at a hospital). Minor injuries or illness not requiring such treatment must be recorded locally, with UK Headquarters being informed if they subsequently receive medical attention
  • requires rescuing where rescue involves any Emergency Service: Police, Fire, Ambulance, Mountain Rescue or Coastguard
  • dies

In the course of, or arising out of, a Scout activity or while on, or in conjunction with, any Scout property.

An accident report form for all minor injuries taking place during a scout activity or arising as a result of a scout activity or whilst on scout property. These forms can be found at HQ with the first aid kit. Copies of forms must be sent to the Group Scout leader. Group Scout Leader and District Commissioner must be informed of any reportable accidents that have required the on line accident form to be used (that is where medical treatment has been required by a nurse, doctor paramedic, or at a hospital as per POR 7.4)

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