Westcliff RFCs Commitment to Health & Safety

The Chairman and the Executive Committee is fully committed in providing a safe environment for visitors, members, volunteers and staff can be at the Club with mimimum practicable risk of halm to themselves and others.

The Club will follow the guidlines of the RFU and our Insurer, so that we comply to the regualtion set out by the HSE.

RFU Risk Assessment Guidelines

Risk assessment is a technique for identifying and controlling hazards associated with an organisation’s activities. All rugby clubs should undertake risk assessments.

Undertaking risk assessments demonstrates commitment to employees/volunteers and the duty of care owed to them. They are also an excellent way to identify and overcome health and safety problems.

Risk assessment involves identifying all hazards, assessing the risk and putting in place measures to control unacceptable risks, e.g. replacing a faulty socket.

Assessing risk requires knowledge of the work activities. This can be found in the people who do the work. The assessment should therefore involve employees and volunteers.

A hazard is anything that has the potential to cause harm, e.g. the faulty electrical socket.

Risk is the likelihood of it causing harm and the degree of harm it could cause, e.g. an electrical shock that could lead to a fatality.

Risk assessment resources

To help clubs to assess the risks within your premises we have worked with the RFU and our insurers to create an online risk assessment tool.

Fire assessment

All public and community buildings are obliged under various Regulations and Acts to reduce the risk of fire. You should carry-out a Fire Risk Assessment and seek advice from your local fire brigade.

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Useful Contacts/Links:

RFU Webpage:  http://www.englandrugbyinsurance.co.uk/risk-assessment

HSE Website: https://www.hse.gov.uk/