Club Template - Health & Safety Policy and Risk Assessments

Clubs are responsible for the Health and Safety of the activities they deliver.  It is therefore important to have a Health and Safety policy and carry out risk assessments.

UK Athletics provide a Health and Safety Helpline, supported by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents. If clubs need support with producing a policy or risk assessments you can call 0121 248 2235 or email

A great first step for all clubs and organisers of athletic activities is to review the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) Guidance on Health & Safety for Sport and Leisure activities. The guidance is designed to act as a one-stop-shop for sports clubs and bodies and includes checklists and advice to help those running sports clubs to comply with health and safety law;

  • How to prepare a Health & Safety Policy can be found on the HSE website
  • Policy template examples can be found on the HSE website 
  • Risk Assessment templates can be found on the UK Athletic website

The policy should be written down, accepted by the Committee and then communicated to all members in a simple and easy to understand way.

If you have an incident, accident or fatality should report it to UK Athletics accident, incident and fatality website  Once reported this will generate a report to UK Athletics who use the information to help manage incidents, accidents and fatalities. Please also notify your club committee via your Club Secretary if you make a report.