Club Health and Safety Policy

There is no specific legislation which requires us to protect the health and safety of our

However, we wish to ensure that:

  • All activities run or organised by us
  • Any equipment owned by us
  • Any facilities provided by us that fall under our control

…….Are safe and free of risk as reasonably practical

To achieve this, we will:

1. Provide health and safety information to its members on our website including
Track etiquette, Athlete code of conduct and Coach code of conduct. Which can be down loaded.
This will give all athletes and volunteers the information to make informed decisions about how best
to manage their own health and safety when participating in Training and Competitions activities

2. Ensure that all club coaches are appropriately trained and competent to provide advice and
guidance to members; and are covered by suitable insurance whilst performing their duties. All
coaches have a basic First aid training and there is always a First aider on duty in the leisure centre.

3. Ensure that any event organised by the Club, where an entry fee is charged, is subjected to a
formal documented risk assessment and produce an event health and safety plan. This includes
trained First aiders.

4. Review and update the Health and Safety policy and associated guidance as appropriate to
ensure it reflects the values of the club and continues to provide appropriate risk-based guidance.

5. All accidents will be reported in the Leisure centres accidents and reports log book. But any that
result in the following will be reported to UKA:

Accident: Resulting in injury or ill health
Incident: An event not causing harm, but has the potential to cause harm
Fatality: An event results in death