The GMRG engage in a wide variety of activities. Many of these activities are ceremonial, most are in the public eye, and some are private in-house events. Whatever activity we engage in, our aim is to portray realistic and engaging scenes of life within and around the armed forces from pre-Federation to Vietnam.
Often these activities involve the firing of weapons – firearms, artillery, bazookas – and visually stunning pyrotechnics.
The useage of such ordnance requires precision planning and careful supervision.
In line with our Safety Orders, appointed Safety Officers are present at every GMRG activity. The Safety Officers give advice, direction, and monitor the event to ensure the Safety Orders are adhered to for the safety of all members and participants attending GMRG events.
Safety is the responsibility of every GMRG member. Be alert for Safety Violations, respect and abide by the Safety Regulations, obey directives from the Safety Officers, and take responsibility to safeguard yourself and those around you.
GMRG Safety Officers: Robin Mawson, John Neville, Chris Collins, Jason Boulter.
GMRG Weapon Check. After a public display, members line up to have their weapons inspected before leaving the field.
GMRG Safety Orders.
These Safety Orders are intended to be the minimum safety standard to be applied for GMRG activities. They are used in conjunction with the ALHF Safety Principles.
Nothing replaces good old commons sense.
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1.Safety is the responsibility of each and every member of the GMRG and any participating members of other re-enactment organisations.
2.It is the responsibility of all members and participants to familiarise themselves with these safety orders.
3.Only financial members of the GMRG shall participate in any re-enactments including rehearsals unless by specific invitation.
4.Two overall safety officers will be appointed for all events. It is his/her responsibility to enforce these safety rules. It is also the responsibility of all participants to adhere to these rules and readily accept all directions from safety officers and section leaders.
5.Each section leader will be responsible for the members of his/her section.
6.A safety briefing will be undertaken before all events and no member will participate in the event without attending the briefing. A debrief will be undertaken after all events and no member will leave without attending these debriefings.
7.Weapons will not be fired at any individual or group. A safety distance of 5 metres will be maintained between firers. For the sake of realism some firing will take place close to individuals. This will only occur when choreographed and previously organized by those individuals.
8.Only members with shooters licences suitably endorsed with “performing arts and re-enactment” will be able to fire weapons.
9.Junior members must be supervised by a licensed adult member.