Negligence Spurs Requirement For Pre-Safety Brief Risk Assessment | The Duffel Blog

Washington, D.C. – The United States Army Combat Readiness and Safety Center is expected to issue an All Army Activity Message (ALARACT) this week requiring units to complete a composite risk assessment prior to any safety briefing.

The message comes in response to a recent incident involving a negligent discharge during a safety briefing, where First Sergeant Benjamin Bordeaux’s weapons handling instruction turned disastrous.

via Negligence Spurs Requirement For Pre-Safety Brief Risk Assessment | The Duffel Blog.

4 thoughts on “Negligence Spurs Requirement For Pre-Safety Brief Risk Assessment | The Duffel Blog”

  1. Leave it to a Cav First Sergeant to ruin everyone else’s fun at the range . . .

    “You see that, kids? Say it with me now: This is why we cannot have nice things.”

    Problem is . . . though exaggerated for the purpose of comedy, this sort of thing REALLY happens. Pre-emptively, I wrote a local SOP, requiring high-visability chamber flags for all M4s. When asked how would I prevent Soldiers from losing the safety device, I answered: “It will be an Inspectable Field Item, with an Article Fifteen and Statement of Charges if lost.”

    No one lost them and we had no NDs on the range. The best result: we could actually have FUN on the ranges.

    1. I reckon you are correct, Mr.Guach. Not unlike the prior assembly for the advanced gathering in preparation for the early forgather in time to have the pre-formation, formation. Meaning I had to show up at 5AM for the satisfaction of my supervisor so the First Sergeant could cound us at 630 . . . because I might have gotten lost crossing the street from the barracks.

      Meanwhile the skells from “The Golden Spoon Club™”, who members were “Those Sierra Bravos Who Can Do No Wrong™” came at the earliest, thirty seconds prior to everyone going outside . . . and NO ONE in middle management had a problem with it . . .

      Pardon me while I go on a profanity-laden tirade directed at the chair in the corner . . .

  2. I think they really need to have the said briefing. The incident should not be happened again. We should always secure the public safety.

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