I think it’s about time I rewrote the short entry on paperwork.
It covers a few important points and has some really useful information that isn’t quite intuitive.
Some of these won’t affect you. Our radios have to be licenced, and we run events with replica weapons. The police are still likely to stop us and ask us questions if we have guns visible. It won’t stop them responding to reports that we have guns. It just means that once they have stopped us we can hopefully show them the letter and they will be vastly less likely to arrest us as the case won’t go through court.
It would be useful to apply these things to your own events, because bad press for LRP makes running good events harder.
- We use LRP Alliance for insurance.
- At our events we always have a named person responsible for medical stuff. They are responsible for keeping the first aid box* up to date and appropriate to the event we’re running.
- When we are using guns we call the police first, and we tell them that we’ll be running an event that uses replica weapons. We also give them the site location and a contact phone number of the contact phone on site.
- We have a letter from the police that outlines why we are exempt from the VCR bill. This is useful as it makes the Police less likely to arrest us.
- We own our own radios. We have a licence to use them and stick to the terms. We need this because while most people use PMR446 radios we use ‘better’ ones which have to be licensed. Most events won’t need this. We have an Ofcom business radio simple licence.