Portfolio and Working Groups
The role of the Portfolios is:
- to keep member groups aware of changes in legislation;
- to provide a response to consultations on proposed changes in legislation which would have an impact on member groups activities
- To draft and revise guidance notes specific to their portfolio for dissemination to member groups.
The current portfolios and working groups are:
- Health and safety - advice on everything from event organisation to serving food at events to members.
- Edged weapons - advice for those groups who engage in melee combat, where a variety of different weapons are used, as well as on best practice for fighting techniques, use of armour and training. There are two Portfolios for Pre 1700 edged weapons and post 1700 Edged Weapons.
- Equestrian - advice on the use of horses at events, as well as engaging the services of stables and cavalry.
- Firearms, pyrotechnics and black powder - advice on the use of black powder and cartridged weapons; pyrotechnics and special effects; and explosives/black powder handling, storage and issue.
- Information management including data protection.
- Projectile Weapons- advice for those groups who use bows, crossbows, trebuchets and similar projectile weapons.
The working groups can be made upon an as required basis of representatives from member groups who have been selected by their society as knowledgeable and proficient in the field
If you have a specific question, please contact us and we will provide advice and support. The portfolio holders are experienced re-enactors with a sound understanding of technical and legal aspects of their roles. They may also sit on or contribute to Government consultations where the hobby would be impacted or affected.
NARES offers 3 types of Membership.