Safety Policy and Arrangements

Policy Statement

Kintbury Fishing Club is committed to ensuring that it will do all that is reasonably practicable to prevent injury and damage to property. We will have due regard for protecting all other people who come in contact with the clubs/Associations activities.

When dealing with health & safety issues officials, members and volunteers carrying out activities have a clear understanding of the need to operate within the context of this policy and arrangements.

Officials, members and volunteers involved in events or work parties will take all reasonable steps to safeguard all those taking part in activities and those who may be effected by them.

Kintbury Fishing Club will cooperate with any other organisation (landowners etc) to ensure risks are properly controlled.


Health and Safety Arrangements.

Duty of Care.

Kintbury Fishing Club requires that all people involved in organising activities, work parties and day to day management consider the consequences of their acts and omissions and ensure that those acts/or omissions do not give rise to a foreseeable risk of injury to any other person.


Risk Assessment.

Kintbury Fishing Club will ensure that suitable risk assessments are carried out and the results of the assessments are implemented. The aim of risk assessment is to avoid As and to promote the health, safety and welfare of all involved or who may be effected by an activity (work or leisure). As members of Kintbury Fishing Club, administrators and event organisers have not only a moral but also a legal responsibility to ensure that club activities and any organised events are as safe as practicably possible. Risk assessment will be carried out with a view of minimising risk. As well as reducing the likelihood of accidents happening; in the event of an accident it will also reduce the chance of serious injury or ill health.


Risk Assessment procedures require the Assessors to consider:

*     Hazards – anything that has potential to consider.

*     Who could be  affected.

*     Measures already in place  to avoid possible harm.

*     Risk – the likelihood that something could happen on a scale of  ‘high’, ‘medium’, ‘low’

*     Further actions – what more can be reasonably done to reduce the likelihood of an accident happening.

The risk assessment document will be completed and signed by the responsible person (administrator or organiser), key actions will be conveyed (where appropriate read and understood) to all participating so that they know and understand what is expected of them.


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Person in charge (E.g. Chairman)

* Ensuring this policy is adhered to.

* Ensure risk assessments have been carried out.

* Brief other officials/participants on all matters relating to organisational activities especially risk management and allocation of equipment and resources.


Officials & Organisers

Club officials, administrators and/or organisers (persons in charge of a work activity or events) are primary responsible for ensuring safety is properly managed. He/she has the responsibility to undertake all measures available to ensure the safety and well being of all persons taking part in an activity/event and those who could be effected by the event. The success of an activity/event depends on effective management. The event organiser must ensure that there is effective:

*    Planning

*    Delegation

*    Resources allocation (people and equipment)

*    Decision making

*    Clear (and effective) Communication


Responsibilities of volunteers

*    Turn up at venue in sufficient time to prepare for the event/activity

*    Attend briefing (and debriefing)

*    Carry out allocated duties in a professional manner


First aid & Incident reporting

First Aid

All responsible persons must have attended basic first aid instruction.


Incident reporting procedure

In the event of an incident or accident involving personal injury the following procedure must be followed:

* All injuries other than minor cuts and abrasions should be recorded on ‘accident forms’. It is a requirement that both the injured party and the responsible person sign the form. If the circumstances of the accident are not clear – notes of the accident must be made on the form.

If there are doubts about the nature or seriousness of the injury, the responsible person will ensure the injured person is given appropriate medical attention as soon as possible.