EVERYONE ATTENDING UKAFH/UKFOSSILS OR UKGE EVENTS MUST READ AND AGREE. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE SIGNING THE ACKNOWLEDGMENT, WAIVER AND RELEASE FROM LIABILITY (AWRL).
I understand that whilst UKAFH, UK FOSSILS, UKGE will do their upmost to ensure the site, location, event is safe and that health and safety protocols have been followed, and that leaders will pre-check the site a week in advance, I acknowledge that UKAFH, UK FOSSILS, UKGE events can be dangerous that can carry with it potential for death, serious injury, and property loss. I HEREBY ASSUME THE RISKS OF PARTICIPATING IN THIS EVENT.
I certify that I have read and understand the health and safety RISK ACCESSMENT document, rules for collecting and any restrictions that apply to this site. I hereby take the following action for myself, executors, administrators, heirs, next of kin, successors and assigns, or anyone else who might claim or sue on my behalf, and I expressly acknowledge that it is my intent to take these actions:
(a) I AGREE to abide by the rules adopted by UKAFH, UK Fossils, UKGE,
(b) I AGREE that prior to participating in an event, I am solely responsible for my own safety equipment, including hard hats, high visibility jackets, goggles, safety boots and my tools and equipment. I understand that turning up to an event without such safety equipment which will be made clear prior to visiting events may result in being turned away without a refund.
(c) I AGREE that if I believe any event to be unsafe I will advise the person supervising the event, activity, facility, or area.
(d) WAIVE, RELEASE, AND DISCHARGE FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, LOSSES, OR LIABILITIES FOR DEATH, PERSONAL INJURY, PARTIAL OR PERMANENT DISABILITY, PROPERTY DAMAGE, MEDICAL OR HOSPTIAL BILLS, RESCUE BILLS, THEFT OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING ECONOMIC LOSSES AND LOSS AND/OR STOLEN ITEMS,WHICH ARISE OUT OF OR RELATE TO MY PARTICIPATION IN, OR MY TRAVELLING TO AND FROM THE EVENT, THE FOLLOWING PERSONS OR ENTITIES: UKAFH, UK Fossils, UKGE, Deposits Magazine, leaders, sponsors, directors, employees, event owners, volunteers, land owners, cities, counties, or localities in which events or segments of events are held, and the officers, directors, employees, representatives, volunteers, and agents of any of the above even if such claims, losses, or liabilities are caused by the negligent acts or omissions of the persons I am hereby releasing or are caused by the negligent acts of any other person or entity;
(e) I ACKNOWLEDGE that there maybe dangers present at any event, rock falls, cliff falls, landslides, tidal currents, freak tides, slippery surfaces, sinking sand, quarry equipment, moving vehicles, traffic, sharp rocks, hazarded material, dangerous objects, and I ASSUME THE RISKS OF PARTICIPATING IN THIS EVENT. I ALSO ASSUME ANY AND ALL OTHER RISKS associated with participating in this event including but not limited to falls, slips, hammer blows, damage to eyes caused by flying debris and rocks, splinters, contact, effects of weather including heat and/or humidity, defective equipment, the condition of the roads and railroad crossings, walkways and paths along the route, water and tidal hazards, obstacles natural or man-made and any hazard that may be posed by any public member not participating, volunteers all such risks being known and appreciated by me, and I further acknowledge that these risks include risks that may be the negligence of the persons or entities mentioned in paragraph (d) or other persons or entities;
(f) I AGREE NOT TO SUE ANY OF THE PERSONS OR ENTITITES MENTIONED ABOVE IN PARAGRAPH (d) for any of the claims, losses, or liabilities that I have waived, released or discharged herein;
(g) I INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS THE PERSONS AND ENTITIES MENTIONED IN PARAGRAPH (d) for any and all claims made or liabilities assessed against them as a result of (i) my actions or inactions, (ii) the actions, inactions or negligence of others including those parties hereby indemnified; (iii) the conditions of the facilities, equipment, or areas where the event is being conducted; (iv) the Rules; or (v) any other harm caused by an occurrence related to UKAFH, UKGE, UK Fossils event; and
(h) I GRANT PERMISSION for the use of my name and/or likeness relating to my participation in UKAFH, UKGE, UK Fossils, and I waive all right to any future compensation to which I may otherwise be entitled as a result of the use of my likeness;
(i) I UNDERSTAND and accept that my entry fee is non-refundable under any circumstance. In the case of under 18’s a parent/legal guardian/Responsible Adult must be present at the event and must agree to this waiver.