NCSC Safety Policy Statement

NCSC Safety Policy Statement
References:

A) Health and Safety at Work Etc. Act 1974.
B) Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.
C) Health and Safety (Consultation with Employees) Regulations 1996.
D) RYA Volunteers, the Club and Employment Law January 2006

1) The Management of Nottinghamshire Sailing Club (known as the Club), recognises and fully accepts their responsibilities and duties under Reference A, other Health and Safety Legislation and Codes of Practice. They will also, as far as is reasonably practicable, ensure the health, safety and welfare of all their members, while they are working for the Club. Particular attention will be paid to the following:

  • Assessing risks to the health and safety of members, while they are working, and recording the management action required to effectively prevent and protect the workforce from those risks, (Reference B),
  • Providing and maintaining plant, equipment and systems of work that are safe and without risks to health, as far as practicable
  • The safe use, handling, storage and transport of articles and substances,
  • Providing sufficient information, instruction, training and supervision for the health and safety of all those working for the Club,
  • Maintaining the workplace in a safe condition with safe access and egress,
  • Providing and maintaining a safe working environment with adequate welfare facilities,
  • Providing adequate and suitable Personal Protective Equipment when it is require

2). Without detracting from the primary responsibility of members for ensuring safe conditions at work, the Commodore and Committee will arrange for the provision of competent, technical advice on safety and health matters, where and when this is necessary.

3). No safety policy is likely to be successful unless it actively involves those in the Club. The Club Committee will meet these obligations by:

  • Discussing the introduction of measures which substantially affect the health and safety of members,
  • Arranging the appointment or nomination of a competent person(s),
  • Planning and organising health and safety training,
  • Discussing the health and safety consequences of introducing new technology,
  • Ensuring that health and safety information is disseminated to all members (Reference C)

4)The Commodore and his Committee also recognises that they have a duty to persons who are not members of the club that may be affected by the Club’s work activities and will, as far as is reasonably practicable, ensure that any such persons are not exposed to risks to their health and safety.

5) Where other employees share the same workplace, the Commodore and his Committee will fully co-operate by co-ordinating activities to ensure that those persons are not exposed to unnecessary risks. The Commodore and his Committee will also ensure that full and comprehensive information regarding their activities is provided when that situation arises.

6) The Commodore and his Committee reminds all Club members, whatever their status, of their duties under Reference A to take care of their own safety and that of others. They should also co-operate with management to enable them to carry out their responsibilities successfully.

7) A copy of this Statement, and the following Organisation and Arrangements documents, will be issued as part of the Club Handbook. A series of Managers Safety Guidance Notes will supplement, and expand where necessary, the Arrangements Document and all documents will be added to or modified as legislation or the local situation dictates.

Ross Ryan

Commodore- Nottinghamshire County Sailing Club

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