The Range Officer shall conduct a SHORT Range Safety Briefing before opening the range for shooting and for each newly arrived shooter during the day.
The following points shall be covered during the briefing.
• Treat every firearm as if it were loaded.
Always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction.
Never point a firearm at anything you do not want to shoot.
Know your target and what is beyond it.
• Tell the shooters what range commands you will be using and make sure they understand their meanings (see CHAPTER VII).
• Make sure that all shooters know where the firing line and target area are located, and emphasize that all bullets must strike the berm.
• Verify that everyone near the firing line (including non-shooters) has adequate hearing and eye protection, and understands that it must be worn whenever the line is hot.
• Ask if all shooters have read and understand the applicable Range Rules (see CHAPTER VI, and answer any questions that arise.
• Inform all shooters of any special rules that apply on the day because of range conditions, special event requirements, etc.