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Health and Safety Policy Statement

Black Pear Joggers is, through all levels of leadership, committed to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that:

  • All members are safeguarded fully in respect of health, safety and welfare whilst participating in club activities
  • All reasonable risks are minimised.
  • Members of the public or visitors are not exposed to any identifiable health and safety risks.
  • No activities are carried out by the club that are liable to expose members or members of the public to hazards to health, unless suitable and sufficient assessments of risk are made and, where necessary, measures to prevent or control the risk have been introduced.

The leadership has ultimate responsibility for the implementation of this policy and through the leadership, will endeavour to ensure that the requirements of all health and safety legislation are established.

The club’s objectives are:

  • To provide conditions for all members which seek to prevent any foreseeable danger to health.  This requires that risk assessments be carried out to enable hazards and risks to be identified to enable the standards of safety to be adopted and enforced.
  • To provide comprehensive information – with the objective of ensuring, as far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety of every member and visitor.
  • To ensure that the health, safety and welfare of all members are under continuous review by leadership at all levels.

The success of this policy is largely dependent upon the total co-operation of every member, who also has a duty to:

  • Take reasonable precautions in safeguarding the health and safety of themselves and others.
  • Observe all health and safety guidelines and procedures as laid down by the leadership.
  • Alert the leadership to any potential hazard that they have noticed and report all accidents or incidents that have led, or may lead to, injury, illness or damage.

This policy will be monitored to ensure it is effective and will be regularly reviewed and revised as necessary.

Chair: Mike Lane
Updated: 22nd April 2013

Risk Assessment

INJURY / ILLNESS

What is the risk or hazard? Who might be harmed, how & why? Likelihood of risk?
Severity of risk?
How can the risk be removed or reduced?
Safety measures currently in place? Further action required?
Injury or Illness 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Any club member or member of the publicRunning injury
Road Traffic Accident
Slip / Trip
Animal bite / sting
Heat illness
other illness or medical condition 

 

Risk unlikely.Severity low – highRisk can be reduced by the following:
– Avoiding uneven surfaces in poor visibility or long vegetation
– Use of appropriate footwear
– High visibility clothing in poor visibility
– Running at a speed and in conditions appropriate to runners ability
– Individuals to carry medication likely to be required for existing medical conditions
-Individuals to make colleagues aware of any existing medical conditions
-Carriage of emergency phone
-Carriage of water
Carriage of first aid kits
-Run in groups
– Crossing roads in safe places

 

Carriage of first aid kits and/or mobile phones considered unnecessary/optional due to density of population available for assistance.Group leaders should avoid badly uneven ground in poor visibility and not run along busy roads other than on footpath providedGroup leaders to maintain speeds and distances pre-arranged

Individuals should be responsible for all other aspects

 

Write a helpful list for group leaders.Advise individuals of their responsibilities

Assessment date: 22nd April 2013

BLACK PEAR JOGGERS – RISK ASSESSMENTPOOR VISIBILITY

What is the risk or hazard? Who might be harmed, how & why? Likelihood of risk?
Severity of risk?
How can the risk be removed or reduced?
Safety measures currently in place? Further action required?
Poor visibility cause by low light, fog, heavy precipitation or dense vegetation 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Any club member or member of the publicRunning injury
Road Traffic Accident
Slip / Trip 

 

Risk unlikely.Severity low – highRisk can be reduced by following:
– Avoiding uneven surfaces
– Wearing of high visibility clothing
– Crossing roads in safe places
– Running carefully & responsibly and maintaining a reasonable distance between runners
– Walk or abandon run if conditions are extreme
Group leaders should avoid badly uneven ground in poor visibility and not run along busy roads other than on footpathsIndividuals should be responsible for all other aspects  Write a helpful list for group leaders.Advise individuals of their responsibilities

Assessment date: 22nd April 2013

BLACK PEAR JOGGERS – RISK ASSESSMENTGROUP SIZE

What is the risk or hazard? Who might be harmed, how & why? Likelihood of risk?
Severity of risk?
How can the risk be removed or reduced?
Safety measures currently in place? Further action required?
Separation, poor communication 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Any club memberA large group could lead to separation of runners who may become lost or in trouble if injured.Large groups have reduced communication making control difficult with traffic, obstacles, injuries, etc

Small groups may not be able to handle an emergency

 

 

Risk unlikely.Severity low – mediumRisk can be reduced by following:
– limit group to a size suitable for ability of members
– Large groups may benefit from rear and front markers
– Groups should communicate along the line
– Individuals should call to others if there is a problem
Group leaders should run at a pace and distance agreed with groupGroup members should muster at agreed locationsIndividuals should be responsible their own safety and communicating with others.

 

Write a helpful list for group leaders.Advise individuals of their responsibilities

 

Assessment date: 22nd April 2013

BLACK PEAR JOGGERS – RISK ASSESSMENTEXTREME WEATHER

What is the risk or hazard? Who might be harmed, how & why? Likelihood of risk?
Severity of risk?
How can the risk be removed or reduced?
Safety measures currently in place? Further action required?
Slippery ground, extreme cold, extreme heat, sunburn 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Any club memberSlip / Trip
Heatstroke / Heat exhaustion
Frostbite / Exposure
Sunburn 

 

Risk unlikely.Severity low – mediumRisk can be reduced by following:
– Suitable clothing
– suitable footwear
– Running at a speed suitable for conditions
– hydration
– sunscreen
Group leaders should run at a pace and distance agreed with groupIndividuals should be responsible for all other aspects  Write a helpful list for group leaders.Advise individuals of their responsibilities

 

Assessment date: 22nd April 2013

BLACK PEAR JOGGERS – RISK ASSESSMENTUNEVEN GROUND & OBSTACLES

What is the risk or hazard? Who might be harmed, how & why? Likelihood of risk?
Severity of risk?
How can the risk be removed or reduced?
Safety measures currently in place? Further action required?
Uneven ground, stiles and trip hazards 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Any club memberrunning injury
Slip / Trip 

 

Risk unlikely.Severity low – mediumRisk can be reduced by following:
– Avoiding uneven surfaces in poor visibility or in dense vegetation
– Suitable footwear
– Advise following runners of unexpected hazards
Group leaders should avoid badly uneven ground and/or routes with known obstacles in times of poor weather or visibilityIndividuals should be responsible for all other aspects  Write a helpful list for group leaders.Advise individuals of their responsibilities

 

Assessment date: 22nd April 2013

Please also see the Terms of Use and Club Constitution.