Presentation on theme: "Health & Safety Awareness"— Presentation transcript:
1 Health & Safety Awareness ALAN B. PARTNERSHIP LTD.Health & Safety AdvisorsHealth & Safety AwarenessPresented by Christopher Barraclough BSc TechIOSHTo the North West Golf Club Managers’ AssociationWednesday, February 12th 2014
2 Why does Health & Safety matter? Hazards in a Golf Club ContentsWho are ABP Ltd.Why does Health & Safety matter?Hazards in a Golf ClubRisk AssessmentHealth & Safety ManagementExample issuesOccupants’ LiabilityCourse Safety
3 Who are Alan B Partnership Ltd? Small, independent Health & Safety Advisory company.Alan and Christopher Barraclough.Technical members of IOSH.Based in Leeds and Clitheroe.Specialist H&S services to many golf clubs.Insight and experience.Helping golf clubs for over 18 years.Devise and share good practice.Practical and reasonable solutions.Provide a tailored, face-to-face service.Positive recommendations.
4 Who are Alan B Partnership Ltd? Baildon G.C.Headingley G.C.Oakdale G.C.Ben Rhydding G.C.Heaton Moor G.C.Pannal G.C.Billingham G.C.Hesketh G.C.Rawdon Golf & Lawn Tennis ClubBingley St. Ives G.C.Saltburn G.C.Howley Hall G.C.Bradford G.C.Scarborough North Cliff G.C.Hull G.C.Burnley G.C.Scarthingwell G.C.Ilkley G.C.Castle Eden G.C.Shipley G.C.Keighley G.C.Cleckheaton G.C.Skipton G.C.Kirkbymoorside G.C.Doncaster G.C.South Leeds G.C.Lancaster G.C.East Bierley G.C.Teesside G.C.Lightcliffe G.C.Filey G.C.Temple Newsam G.C.Lindrick G.C.Forest Park G.C.West Bradford G.C.Malton & Norton G.C.Fulford (York) G.C.Whitby G.C.Moortown G.C.Ganton G.C.Wigan G.C.Nelson G.C.Garforth G.C.Withington G.C.Normanton G.C.Halifax West End G.C.Worksop G.C.Northcliffe G.C.Hanging Heaton G.C.Yorkshire Union of Golf ClubsYorkshire County Ladies Golf AssociationNorthern Counties Golf UnionEngland Golf - Woodhall Spa Golf Management
5 Why does Health & Safety matter? LegalAll employers must comply with health and safety law.FinancialCosts associated with ill-health including sick pay, fines, damage to equipment, legal costs, over-time etc.MoralWe want to minimize the risk of injury or ill-health to people we know and work with.
6 Electricity Work at Height Fire Machinery Noise Golfers Bar & Cellar Hazards across the Golf ClubHazardous SubstancesElectricityWork at HeightFood prep & serviceFireMachineryNoiseVibrationGolfersBar & Cellar
7 Risk Assessment – The 5 step approach HazardsWho & HowActionsRecordReviewManual handlingHazardous substancesElectricitySlip, trips and fallsFireNoiseVibrationEntanglementOver-turningPTO drive shaftsFuellingEtc…NewChangedImprovedIncidentsHere and elsewhereStaffMembersVisiting golfersPublicContractorsLogbooksCertificatesRisk AssessmentsSafe proceduresAwarenessTrainingChecks and inspectionsInformationProtection (PPE)
8 Hesketh Golf Club - Safety Monitoring Planner 2013 Health & Safety ManagementHesketh Golf Club - Safety Monitoring Planner 2013
10 Safety on the Course‘Common law duty of care’Civil law – spread of liabilityVisitors – Invited and UninvitedVisitors will be safe in using the premises for the purpose for which they are invited…OCCUPIERS’ LIABILITY ACT 1957“Claims are about negligence and breach of duty. You are judged on your acts or omissions to prevent foreseeable danger.You are expected to act in a reasonable manner.” (J. Ross, GCMA magazine, Nov13)Risk assessment of the courseProximityMinimum Safety Envelopes and 15o zones.Public Rights of WayAdjoining properties and highwaysSafe routes – paths and stepsAdverse weather conditionsBuggy routesWhat can be doneSignageCourse safety signSpecific signageTemporaryIncident monitoringEtiquette – Golfer awarenessReview, Monitor and Inspect
12 Course Risk Assessment – Minimum Safety Envelope & 15o Zone Public rights of wayG4G9T1050 yards70 yards85 yards250 yds200 yds150 yds15o200 yardapproaches15o
13 Course Safety Signs Aims Summary of main issues R&A Safety guidelines HESKETH GOLF CLUBFOR YOUR OWN SAFETY AND THE SAFETY OF OTHERS, PLEASE BE ADVISED:FOG & LIGHTNING: In the event of an electrical storm, suspend play immediately & taken appropriate action. (Rule 6-8a applies).Shelters do not provide adequate protection from lightning.Do not continue play in fog/poor visibility, when you cannot see the clear distance of your intended shot.PUBLIC FOOTPATHS: HOLES 5, 6 AND 7.Priority must be given to members of the public.Players must not play shots until footpaths in range are clear.GREENS STAFF: Have priority at all times.Players should always alert greens staff nearby or ahead when they are about to make a stroke that might endanger them and wait for staff to move out of range.BUGGIES: To ensure the safety of all golf course users, buggy drivers are required to comply with the Club’s Buggy Policy and follow designated buggy routes at all times. Take particular care on slopes and around ditches and deep- sided bunkers.THE COURSE, ITS STEPS AND SURFACES may be slippery when damp or wet. Golfers must ensure to wear appropriate footwear to meet the prevailing conditions. Wherever possible, keep to covered areas of Footpaths & Steps.Take care on steep banks and when entering & leaving deep-sided bunkers.FIRST AID: Assistance is available in the Clubhouse.ALL ACCIDENTS MUST BE REPORTED TO THE HON. SEC.PLAYERS ARE REMINDED OF THE NEED TO SHOUT “FORE!” IF YOU CANNOT SEE THE FULL RANGE OF ANY WAYWARD SHOT ONTO ADJACENT FAIRWAYS•Players should not play until the players in front are out of range.•Players should ensure that no one is standing close by or in a position to be hit by the club, the ball or any stones, pebbles, twigs or the like when they make a stroke or practice swing.•If a player plays a ball in a direction where there is a danger of hitting someone, they should immediately shout a warning. The traditional word of warning in such situations is “FORE!”•On hearing “Fore!” - Crouch, cover your head with your arms and count to 10.You are advised to carry a mobile phone to summon assistance in an emergency.RING 999 FOR AN AMBULANCEAMBULANCE ACCESS POINTS: Main Car Park, Greens YardCourse Safety SignsAimsSummary of main issuesR&A Safety guidelinesSets expectationsDisplayedLocker roomsVisiting PartiesWebsite1st teeOther signsNOT TOO MANY!SprayingBells & blind shotsPublic rights of way