Bricktober – Perth 2017

Code of Conduct – All participants and patrons.

As part of the Bricktober team, we expect a certain level of behaviour from our volunteers and therefore our patrons.

This is important as the public will look to you as a representative of the event and by extension a representative of The Rotary Club of Ascot.

A polite, professional, courteous demeanor is important to as at Bricktober.

The Rotary Club of Ascot is a Non-Political, Non Religious, Non Racist, Non Discriminatory organisation that is committed to doing good in the world and making our community and world a better, more excepting place.

The Rotary Club of Ascot is dedicated to providing a safe and harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, body size, race, or religion.

Bricktober is a family friendly event that is smoke and alcohol free.

We do not tolerate harassment, bullying, or assault of participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for our event. Persons violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event at the discretion of the organisers, and the authorities may be contacted.

The definitions of harassment extends to all patrons, performers, media practitioners, exhibitors, contractors, workers & volunteers. Harassment from or towards anyone, anywhere, is not acceptable.

Definition of Harassment

Harassment / Bullying includes, but is not limited to:

  • offensive verbal or written comments or profanity
  • audible or visual threats or blackmail
  • deliberate intimidation, stalking, following (whether in person or online)
  • harassing / inappropriate photography or recording
  • inappropriate physical contact, or contact that causes pain or injury
  • unwelcome sexual attention
  • sexual images or displays.
  • making someone fearful through certain behaviours
  • assault of a physical nature
  • Aggressive/threatening behaviour or language

It is up to everyone to be conscious of the behaviours of others, and call out those who are behaving inappropriately. What may be cool to your friends, may not be cool to those around you, so be aware of your surroundings and the feelings and opinions of others.

Consequences of Behaviour

Staff may take any action they deem appropriate within the scope of the Law – Participants asked by staff to stop any harassing behaviour are expected to comply immediately. One warning only will be given. Bricktober will expel offenders who repeatedly violate these policies; organisers may also notify local law enforcement authorities.

All recorded details of the incident gathered for its reporting (which may include but are not limited to security footage, video playback and photographs, statements from victims and witnesses, etc) will be handed over to the Police if required.

Reporting Harassment

If you are being harassed or bullied please contact a Rotarian immediately, or go to the event control room for help.

If you wish to make a report, a Rotarian will record all relevant details, including witness statements, in an Incident Report Form, and further assist participants to contact venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the event.

If you witness harassment or bullying, contact a Rotarian, and do not engage directly. Take note of the culprit’s appearance and any other information, such as what time and location the incident occurred, what was said or done, and whether the person or persons moved to a different location after the incident. You may be called upon to provide a witness statement in the case of an Incident Report being completed.

Bricktober discourages individuals from taking any personal physical action against someone they have witnessed engaging in harassing or bullying behaviour, or whom they suspect to be a culprit of such behaviour. 

We expect all patrons and participants to follow this Code of Conduct at  Bricktober.

 

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