Dogs SA Hot Weather Policy

DOGS SA HOT WEATHER RULES - Effective 1st July 2010

Hot Weather Rules for Conformation Shows and Obedience, Agility, Flyball, Earthdog and Herding Trials.

1. The following Exhibitions must be cancelled when the forecast temperature at 10.00 am from the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM site) two days prior for;
(a) Conformation Exhibitions, is 37 degrees Celsius or higher;
(b) Obedience, Agility, Flyball and Earthdog Trials, is 34 degrees Celsius
or higher; and
(c) Herding Trials, Tests and training, is 30 degrees Celsius or higher.
This temperature will be final for the decision to cancel an Exhibition.
The BOM website is www.bom.gov.au/weather/sa/
2. For multiple Exhibitions scheduled for a weekend, only those Exhibitions where the temperatures do not comply with those specified in these rules, must be cancelled.
3. It is the responsibility of an exhibitor to check two days prior to the Exhibition that the BOM forecasted temperature for the day, at the locality where the Exhibition is to be held, is in accordance with these rules.
4. All schedules must state that where an Exhibition is cancelled in accordance with the Hot Weather Rules, no entry fees will be refunded.
5. The Affiliate Member must notify the Dogs SA Office and officials of their decision to cancel immediately.
6. Where the Affiliate Member has cancelled an Exhibition, the Secretary or
Convenor must submit a copy of the catalogue to the Executive Officer within 14 days of the date of cancellation.
7. All levies from entries fees and ground hire fees where applicable, will be paid to Dogs SA.
8. All contracted Judges, Stewards and SACA Representative fees must be paid.
9. The following Exhibitions must be cancelled when the forecast temperature at 10.00a.m from the eldersweather.com.au site two days prior for; (07/10)

(a) Conformation Exhibitions, is 37 degrees Celsius or higher;

(b) Obedience, Agility, Flyball and Earthdog Trials, is 34 degrees Celsius or higher;

(c) Herding Trials, Tests and training, is 30 degrees Celsius or higher.

This temperature will be final for the decision to cancel an Exhibition.

10. For multiple Exhibitions scheduled for a weekend, only those Exhibitions where the temperatures do not comply with those specified in these rules, must be cancelled.

11. It is the responsibility of an exhibitor to check two days prior to the Exhibition that the eldersweather.com.au forecasted temperature for the day, at the locality where the Exhibition is to be held, is in accordance with these rules. (07/10)

12. All schedules must state that where an Exhibition is cancelled in accordance with the Hot Weather Rules, no entry fees will be refunded.

13. The Affiliate Member must notify the SACA Office and officials of their decision to cancel immediately.

14. Where the Affiliate Member has cancelled an Exhibition the Secretary or Convenor must submit a copy of the catalogue to the Executive Officer within 14 days of the date of cancellation.

15. All levies from entries fees and ground hire fees where applicable will be paid to the SACA.

16. All contracted Judges, Stewards and SACA Representative fees must be paid.

17. Exception to these rules is where an Exhibition has been scheduled to be held in an air conditioned venue or where the Exhibition is scheduled to start not before 6.00pm.(07/10)

HOT WEATHER GUIDELINES FOR CLUBS AND EXHIBITIORS

Where the temperature is 30 degrees Celsius or higher, all Affiliate Members
must provide;
1. Adequate shade in each ring for Judges and in the assembly area for the Stewards and Exhibits;
2. A seat for all Stewards;
3. Cool refreshments at ringside for Judges and Stewards;
4. Hourly announcements must be provided to notify exhibitors to be alert about dogs in cars, dog trailers, tents, heat exhaustion and where a tap is located for water for dogs and livestock;
5. A towel or similar for the examination table; and
6. Conformation Clubs should consider judging through the lunch break in consultation with the Judge/s. Where there is no lunchbreak, Junior Handlerclasses will not be conducted unless scheduled prior to the commencement of the Exhibition.

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