Dependent on the size of the competition and the number of participants, the extent of the emergency care facilities required including the number, location and type of first aid sites will need to be identified. The scope may include a central base, a medical centre, remote sites and roving patrols as well as the equipment required and the number of personnel and their skills.

Any available medical (surgical) facilities, on and off the event site, need to be identified. This should include the location and contact details of the nearest medical centre and hospital.