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Club Emergency Contact System
The Club Emergency Contact (CEC) System has two objectives:
- To provide a contact point for friends/relatives on the day(s) of the walk or activity, for inquiries about a walk group that is overdue.
- To follow a predetermined system should the leader not phone in or the party not return as arranged.
The CEC System may not apply to urban walks.
The system is not intended to be a means of contact from family to individual members of a walk party for social reasons or even family emergency situations. Usually there is little chance of contact being made during an activity. The most a CEC can be expected to do is pass on a message when the leader phones in. At this stage the walk will be officially completed, and the party may have dispersed.
Walkers must instruct their emergency contact that if they do not return by the time advised to ring the Club Contact for information.
The Club Contact is responsible for advising the police that a search may be needed and acts on behalf of the Committee in any briefing required.
Current Emergency Contacts are listed in the BBC Newsletter and this website.