Club Health & Safety Guidance

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.  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  https://www.hse.gov.uk/simple-health-safety/policy/how-to-write-your-policy.htm

Template examples can be found here     https://www.hse.gov.uk/toolbox/managing/writing.htm

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

UKA 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 athleticsafety@RoSPA.com

 

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