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Barns Green Youth Club Health and Safety Policy 2017

Barns Green Youth Club Health and Safety Policy 2017

Barns Green Youth Club recognises the requirement to conduct its business in such a way as to ensure so far as is reasonably practicable that:

Employees, voluntary staff, club members and guests and other people who may be affected by their operations and activities are not exposed to risk to their health and safety.

Young people participating in activities organised by the Club are not exposed to unnecessary risks to their health and safety.

Members of the public and visitors or persons providing services to the club are not exposed to unnecessary risks.

The overall responsibility for health and safety management on Club Nights is vested with the Youth Leader who will be supported by Ian Lea, Management Committee Chairman and Nicola Fryatt as appointed by the management committee who are available via telephone / e-mail etc.

Barns Green Youth Club expects its employees and voluntary staff to:

To conduct their activities to the standard of any health and safety policies, procedures and risk assessments issued by the club.
2.     When working away from the club premises in their capacity as a Barns Green Youth Club worker or volunteer act in a manner that meets the requirements of the Club’s  policies, procedures and risk assessments.

Barns Green Youth Club believes that procedures for health and safety and providing quality service go together and reaffirms that safety is a major consideration in all aspects of its activities.  To achieve this aim the Club will:

Ensure all new employees are briefed on the Club’s, Health and Safety policies, procedures and risk assessments.

Provide sufficient information to keep all employees and voluntary staff up to date regarding any new equipment installed.

Ensure, in respect of indoor/outdoor activities organised by the club, that appropriate activities and events are risk assessed so that as far as is reasonably practicable to minimise risk.

Health and safety is an integrated function of work activity for all Barns Green Youth Club Staff and volunteers when they are working at the club, responsible for or supervising indoor/outdoor activities or events.  All staff and volunteers are, therefore responsible and accountable for implementing this Health and Safety Policy within their respective fields of work.

This Health and Safety Policy will be reviewed every two years or after any major change affecting club working.  A copy of this statement will be readily accessible and a copy given to all staff and volunteers.

11 May 2017

To be reviewed 11 May 2019