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Expected Minimum Standards of Behaviour and Conduct

All individuals involved in orienteering will, at all times:

  • Respect the spirit of fairness in orienteering. This is more than participating within the rules – it also incorporates the concepts of friendship, respect for others and always participating with the right spirit.
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of others.
  • Conduct themselves in a manner that takes all reasonable measures to protect their own safety and the safety of others.
  • Promote the reputation of orienteering and take all possible steps to prevent it from being brought into disrepute.
  • Protect themselves and others involved in orienteering from verbal or physical abuse and threatening or intimidating behaviour.
  • Never use inappropriate language or gestures.
  • Abide by ‘O Safe’ the British Orienteering Safeguarding and Protecting Young People Policy and Procedures and Good Practice Guidelines.
  • Abide by the British Orienteering Equality Policy.
  • Abide by the British Orienteering Anti-doping Rules.
  • Take personal responsibility to ensure that they are suitably insured for their activities.