All participants must read the UKLTA Safety Rules. You signify your understanding of them by completing a booking form. Any behaviour that goes against the Safety Rules should be reported to a GM or other game organiser so action can be taken. Failure to adhere to any part of the Safety Rules may lead to you being asked to leave or not being allowed to attend future events.
- For insurance and legal reasons, you must be over eighteen years of age and must have completed a booking form before being able to take part in the event. We also have a Risk Assessment for every event and you are expected to have read and understood it.
- Be courteous and polite to neighbours and any members of public that may stray onto the event site. Go out of your way to allay any fears and never intimidate, alienate, threaten, be abusive or point any weapon towards them.
- No props that could be mistaken for weapons are to be carried or displayed away from the event site and must be packed away out of sight during transit.
- Do not move, remove or damage any of the site’s fixtures and fittings. Do not bring any blank firing guns or starter pistols.
- No smoke bombs or other pyrotechnics will be allowed on site unless authorised by the event organisers.
- Keep litter to a minimum and dispose of all litter (bins and bags will be provided).
- No Campfires are allowed (even for cooking purposes) except at a designated fire pit or as per local site rules.
- Real Lasers of any type or power must not be used as target designators or weapons.
- All attendees must carry an effective whistle for use in case of emergency.
- At events that continue after dusk, all attendees must carry an effective torch at all times. You should pick it up at the start of the day and carry it with you.
All attendees must carry a whistle in case of emergency. They are also used to signal the start and stop of play to players and crew.
Continuous blasts on whistles (or also cries of “Man Down” or "Woman Down") indicate that there is an emergency, typically an injury. Everyone should stop play and close on the whistle blower to offer aid. These are happily rare.
Obviously, do not use this signal in play except in an actual out-of-game emergency.