Over the past few months I have notice activities being posted where it is stating that cadets must have completed either or both FA training and Climatic Injuries training. While I agree that both are very important and while undertaking Adv Trg or Field Craft and be a life saver.
Are we losing site of the relevance of this training last weekend my wing shooting team held dry weapons training at a local training camp. All training was done indoors and all cadets were under the direct supervision of staff at all times. Failure to have either Climatic Injuries or FA training recorded on BADER would stop the cadets attending. Today the JIs for the Choir camp fell into my inbox and Para 22 Health and Safety and Safeguarding Briefing included as a climatic injuries brief would take place.
Are we in danger of losing perspective on this issues. Telling the cadets to have a bottle of water and keep hydrated in the classroom and open the windows if it gets a bit hot is not a climatic injuries issue.
By trivialising the need for this training are we losing the impact of its relevance so while out on an exercise and it is really hot the cadets forget the important points of climatic injuries training because they have seen it 15 the instructor has presented it 15 times and nobody was taking a blind bit of notice of anything.