HEALTH & SAFETY POLICY

Revision 1 - January 2022

HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY STATEMENT:
 

Hertford & Ware Combined AC is committed to encouraging members to take part in all club activities, with the health, well-being and safety of each person being a paramount concern. We recommend basic advice on running safely and expect our members to participate within these boundaries.
 

HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY:

To support our Health and Safety policy statement members of the club Committee are committed to the following duties:

  • Undertake regular, recorded risk assessments on key activities undertaken by the club and put safety measures in place as identified by the assessments.

  • Ensure that all members are given the appropriate level of training and competition by regularly assessing individual ability dependant on age, maturity and development.

  • Ensure that all members are aware of, understand and follow the club’s health and safety policy. (see posted notice on the H&S notice board at rack).

  • Appoint a competent club member to assist with health and safety responsibilities

  • Ensure that normal operating procedures and emergency operating procedures are in place and known by all members.

  • Provide access to adequate first aid facilities at all times including qualified first aider whenever possible.

  • Ensure that the implementation of the policy is reviewed regularly and monitored for effectiveness.

  • Encourage the reporting of injuries or accidents sustained during any club activity.

  • Ensure that the implementation of the policy is reviewed regularly and monitored for effectiveness.

 

CLUB MEMBERS’ RESPONSIBILITIES:

Note, these are stated within the Code of Conduct for Members:

  • To inform club Coaches of any minor health issues which might affect your ability to participate in planned activities

  • Inform your coach if you have any significant medical issue which may lead to problems during the run.

  • Take reasonable care for your own health & safety and that of others who may be affected.

  • Assess your own fitness levels and maturity as a competitor when deciding what training to undertake and what competitions to enter

  • Co-operate with the club on health & safety issues

  • Correctly use all equipment provided by the club

  • Do not interfere with or misuse anything provided for your health, safety or welfare.

 

FIRST AID:

  • All club Coaches are encouraged to become qualified in basic first aid.

  • Coaches who are qualified in first aid will have access to a basic first aid kit and a mobile phone during training sessions and group runs.