Originally Posted by Jcos
I have never understood why people on or near the fireing line have not been made to wear Safety Specs. It really is very basic health and safety . But also of course you have duty of care ,wonder who this lie's with the BFTA the regions. Now that the matter has been raised it may be advisable to consult the insurers.
Protocol here is to carry out a risk assessment and from that implement control measures to reduce or remove the risk. Where possible hazards are to be "engineered out" by adopting modifications, methods or practices to remove or reduce the risk to a reasonable level, PPE (in this case light eye protection) being the last method to be explored when all others have been explored.
As the risk is small but is real the question we need to ask ourselves is what are the risk of close targets, what is the likelyhood of an incident and what do we gain by having close (say 8-10yds) targets?