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Chorley British Sub-Aqua Club

Chorley BSAC has attained ClubMark accreditation. We have a set of policies so that we operate to consistent and accepted minimum operating standards.


Club management


Branch Members Handbook PDF


Duty of care and child protection

Branch WoV Policy PDF

Child Protection Policy. PDF

Code of Conduct for club officials and volunteers PDF

Code of Conduct for Parents and Carers PDF

Code of Conduct for Junior Members PDF


BSAC safeguarding policy (opens on bsac.com)


Message from our Diving Officer

All diving and training should be conducted in line with BSAC safe diving practices and all training should be in line with the Instructor Manual. The following guidelines are provided to clarify some points that have arisen recently:

Anton Mould - Diving Officer, Chorley 304     



Informing the Diving Officer of Club dives

  • Dives must be agreed with the Diving Officer in advance, and a Dive Plan agreed with the Diving Officer.  After the event, the Dive Manager will submit to the Diving Officer a completed dive log and inform the Diving Officer of any relevant occurrences
  • The Training Officer will be informed of any training that takes place as per Club guidelines.
  • Dive Leaders and above may run dives to “nominated sites” without pre-agreement with the Diving Officer.  For these sites only, a Dive Plan and Log does not need to be submitted to the Diving Officer, but the Dive Manager remains responsible for adhering to Safe Diving practices.  The dive sites currently assessed as 'Nominated Sites' are The Delph and Capernwray.  Generic risk assessments for these sites are included in Club Documents on the forum.
  • All under 18s diving must be pre-agreed with the Diving Officer or Training Officer / Junior Coach.


  • The opportunity will arise occasionally to conduct diver training on an ad hoc basis (e.g., on a dive trip). This can be carried out without prior consent of the Training Officer, provided it is conducted in line with BSAC standards.
  • Theory lessons can be arranged on a 1-1 basis to accommodate shift working or other commitments.   Please agree this in advance with the Training Officer, who may decide to be in attendance.
  • Upon completion of any training activities, the relevant Instructor should provide details to the Training Officer so that Branch records can be updated.
  • New experience should always be gained under appropriate supervision/instruction.
  • Instruction to be carried out by Instructors who meet the requirements outlined in the BSAC Instructor Manual.


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