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Safety Compliance Requirements at Cadet Activities               

Date: 21 August, 2020

Note: CAP documents are under constant revision. All members of Tennessee Wing who work with Cadets are expected to be familiar with the latest requirements for Cadet Program Management and the Civil Air Patrol Safety Program.

It is essential that Commanders, Deputies, Activity and Safety Officers recognize that CAP's Safety Culture requires the principles of Risk Management are equally applicable to Unit Meetings, High Adventure and all activities in between. Some activities may be considered routine and may be conducted according to a Risk Assessment template, while others will need detailed analysis, the results of which may require Command approval.

Roger Middleton, Lt Col, CAP
TNWG Cadet Programs Development Officer.



CAPR 60-1 Cadet Programs Management, Chapter 2, addresses Adult Leadership & The Safety Culture.

Paragraph 2.3.2. specifies that a critical duty of adult leaders is to keep cadets safe by monitoring their conduct, following sound risk management (RM) principles and exercising sound judgment. Unit commanders will take all reasonable measures necessary to protect cadets from harm while under CAP supervision. See CAPR 160-1, Civil Air Patrol Safety Program.

All adults who work directly with cadets are expected to apply Risk Management principles during cadet activities. While the appointment of a Safety Officer (SE) is mandatory for all events of 48 hrs. or more, you will see that RM is also applicable to sports, flight training, flight operations, flight line management and especially to High Adventure Activities (HAA*). The bottom line is that Safety Risk Management (CAPR 160-1, Chapter 3) should be considered when planning any unit meeting or other event.

*High Adventure Activities include: rappelling, obstacle/confidence courses, canoeing/kayaking, ropes courses, indoor skydiving, paintball/simunitions, water survival and firearms training. These and other similar activities require that you not only to perform the risk analysis, but also submit a CAPF 54 for the Wing Commander’s approval, with a copy to the DCP, at least 60 days prior to the proposed event.


R60-1      Nov 19   Cadet Program Management                         CP

R160-1    Nov 19   Civil Air Patrol Safety Program                    CP

R160-2    Sep 19   Safety Reporting and Review                      SE  


F160         Sep 19   Deliberate Risk Assessment Worksheet     SE

F160HL    Feb 20   Hazard Listing Worksheet                           SE

F160S      Sep 19   Real Time Risk Assessment Worksheet      SE