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Health & Safety Policy Statement

Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974

This is the Health & Safety Policy Statement of

Co-op Sports & Social Club

Dane Avenue


The committee recognises and accepts its responsibility to ensure so far as is reasonably practicable, the health & safety of all its employees, members, visitors, and those members of the public who may be affected by the Clubs activities.  It is the Clubs aim to promote, set and maintain the highest standards for health, safety and welfare matters. This will be achieved by:-

  • Providing adequate control of the health and safety risks arising from the Club activities.
  • Consulting with employees and members on matters affecting health and safety
  • Providing and maintaining safe equipment.
  • Ensuring safe handling of substances.
  • Providing information, instruction and supervision for employees and members.
  • Ensuring that all employees are competent to do their tasks.
  • Preventing accidents and cases of work related ill health.
  • Maintaining safe and healthy working conditions
  • Reviewing and revising this policy as necessary at regular intervals.

The Club will endeavour to eliminate any hazards which may result in personal injury, illness, fire, security losses, property damages or harm to the environment.

Signed……………. Moira Thornburrow, Club Secretary


Review date……………………………

Organisation and responsibilities

The responsibility for health and safety rests with everyone, from the committee, employees to each individual member of the Club. This section sets out the responsibilities under this policy.

Overall and final responsibility for health and safety within the Club is that of:

Hazel Chambers

With support from the committee

To ensure health and safety standards are maintained / improved, the following people are responsible for ensuring that all activities under their control are carried out in accordance with the Club’s health and safety policy, standards and safe working procedures, and in compliance with statutory provisions.

    Name                Title            Area of Responsibility

Moira   Thornburrow     Club Secretary            Within the Club-house

David Harwood    Maintenance Manager        All other areas incl. out buildings

Employees and members have legal duties under the health and safety at works etc, act 1974. In particular they must:-

  • Co-operate with management on health and safety matters.
  • Take reasonable care for their own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by their acts or omissions.
  • Co-operate, so far as is necessary, to enable any duty or requirement imposed on the Club by or under any of the relevant statutory provisions, to be performed or complied with.
  • Not intentionally or recklessly interfere with or misuse anything provided in the interests of health, safety or welfare in pursuance of any of the relevant statutory provisions.

Failure to comply with these requirements may lead to both disciplinary action being taken by the Club and prosecution by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) / Local Authority