and Safety Policy
Health & Safety Officer – Karl Kavarana
the health, safety and welfare of staff, young people and visitors
staff, including volunteers and helpers are
expected to familiarise themselves with this document and to be
alert to any hazards concerning the building or club activities. All
matters concerning health and safety should be reported to the
Assessment is undertaken of activities and equipment and is
completed and kept on file.
liability insurance must be in place prior to the project opening.
Details of the insurance can be requested via the website's enquiry form
Supervision and Staffing ratios
In the interest
of health and safety, classes/seminars should not open unless a
member of staff (paid or voluntary) is present. All people in
positions of responsibility must be CRB checked, and at least 1
qualified first aider must be present during sessions.
commanding increased attendances, should be staffed accordingly and
a separate risk assessment to be completed to determine the number
of staff required.
Volunteers will be inducted policies relevant to the setting on
their induction and supported to attend relevant training courses
e.g. First Aid, Safeguarding and Food Hygiene if appropriate.
Staff who are
not familiar with any of the emergency equipment should ask for
instruction on their use.
what to do in the case of an emergency should be displayed in each
Dojo/ Place of Event
Any fire drills
undertaken are recorded on the Sessional recording sheets.
should be illuminated and any faults should be reported.
exits which are kept locked outside of club hours must be unlocked
before members of the public are admitted. Fire extinguishers / Fire
exits are checked before the session and ensured they are annually
inspected. Care should be taken that equipment and furniture does
not block the fire exits and thoroughfares during sessions
or large equipment such as table football, pool tables, table tennis
tables must be done with due care and the relevant tools.
is damaged or likely to cause injury should be clearly marked and
its use prevented.
electrically equipment must be appropriately checked by a competent
All equipment must be checked prior to use in the club and all
equipment will be logged.
materials must be locked away and stored according to the
6. First Aid
all accidents to members, staff and visitors must be recorded whether
of first aid kits must be maintained and the expiry dates on the
required to undertake emergency first aid training. Certificates
once gained must be renewed prior to expiry. A list of qualified
first aiders is kept by the First Aid Liason Officer (consult the
chief instructor if unsure)
A first aid box
will at all times be located in each Dojo / Place of Event
Every use of
the box must be noted in the accident report book located in each
Dojo and on a separate form for the Club's insurance records
book, clearly marked, should be kept at each Dojo / Place of Event
is administered or not.
the outbreak of fire, serious incident or accident, the member of
staff discovering the incident must contact the emergency services
by dialling 999. On hearing the alarm, everyone must evacuate the
the meeting point (as noted at each Dojo / Place of Event ) and a member of staff must
take responsibility of calling a register of attendees.
It is advised
that a qualified first aider attends all off-site trips.
trips will be appropriate to the age, gender and ability of the
young people. Parents / Guardians will be informed in writing of the
person must complete and return their consent form in advance of the
trip if required
If a required
consent form is not returned by a parent/guardian the young person
will not be able to participate in the visit.
insurance to cover participants and qualified instructors must be
verified and Risk Assessments undertaken.