Policy Statement

Ross-on-Wye Angling Club (from now on will be referred to as RAC) is committed to ensuring that it will do all that is reasonably practicable to prevent injury and protect property. We will have due regard for protecting all other people who come into contact with the Club’s activities.

When dealing with health and 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 affected by them

 

Health and Safety Arrangements

Duty of Care

RAC 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 and/or omissions do not give rise to a foreseeable risk of injury to any other person.

Risk Assessment

The Ross Angling Club Risk Assessment is on this link,  RAC Risk Assessment. The risks considered include those of normal angling activity and also bank clearing.

Members, including Day Ticket Anglers are required to read the Risk Assessment and observe the implications so that we may all enjoy safe angling.

Key Responsibilities

Person in charge.

  • Ensure 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 and Organisers

Club officials, administrators and/or organisers (persons in charge of a work activity or events) are primarily 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 affected 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

Incident Reporting Procedure

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

  • All injuries other than minor cuts or 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.

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