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1 ALAN B. PARTNERSHIP LTD. Health & Safety Advisors Health & Safety Awareness Presented by Christopher Barraclough BSc TechIOSH To the North West Golf Club Managers’ Association Wednesday, February 12 th 2014

2  Who are ABP Ltd.  Why does Health & Safety matter?  Hazards in a Golf Club  Risk Assessment  Health & Safety Management  Example issues  Occupants’ Liability  Course Safety Contents

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 o Baildon G.C. o Ben Rhydding G.C. o Billingham G.C. o Bingley St. Ives G.C. o Bradford G.C. o Burnley G.C. o Castle Eden G.C. o Cleckheaton G.C. o Doncaster G.C. o East Bierley G.C. o Filey G.C. o Forest Park G.C. o Fulford (York) G.C. o Ganton G.C. o Garforth G.C. o Halifax West End G.C. o Hanging Heaton G.C. o Headingley G.C. o Heaton Moor G.C. o Hesketh G.C. o Howley Hall G.C. o Hull G.C. o Ilkley G.C. o Keighley G.C. o Kirkbymoorside G.C. o Lancaster G.C. o Lightcliffe G.C. o Lindrick G.C. o Malton & Norton G.C. o Moortown G.C. o Nelson G.C. o Normanton G.C. o Northcliffe G.C. o Oakdale G.C. o Pannal G.C. o Rawdon Golf & Lawn Tennis Club o Saltburn G.C. o Scarborough North Cliff G.C. o Scarthingwell G.C. o Shipley G.C. o Skipton G.C. o South Leeds G.C. o Teesside G.C. o Temple Newsam G.C. o West Bradford G.C. o Whitby G.C. o Wigan G.C. o Withington G.C. o Worksop G.C. Who are Alan B Partnership Ltd? o Yorkshire Union of Golf Clubs o Yorkshire County Ladies Golf Association o Northern Counties Golf Union o England Golf - Woodhall Spa Golf Management

5 Why does Health & Safety matter?  Legal All employers must comply with health and safety law.  Moral We want to minimize the risk of injury or ill-health to people we know and work with.  Financial Costs associated with ill-health including sick pay, fines, damage to equipment, legal costs, over-time etc.

6 Hazardous Substances Noise Vibration Electricity Work at Height Golfers Hazards across the Golf Club Machinery Food prep & service Bar & Cellar Fire

7 Manual handling Slip, trips and falls Hazardous substances Electricity Fire Noise Vibration Entanglement Over-turning PTO drive shafts Fuelling Etc… Risk Assessment – The 5 step approach Staff Members Visiting golfers Public Contractors Awareness Training Checks and inspections Information Protection (PPE) Logbooks Certificates Risk Assessments Safe procedures New Changed Improved Incidents Here and elsewhere

8 Health & Safety Management Hesketh Golf Club - Safety Monitoring Planner 2013

9 Fire Safety Survey – Fulford GC - Clubhouse

10 Safety on the Course  Risk assessment of the course  Proximity  Minimum Safety Envelopes and 15 o zones.  Public Rights of Way  Adjoining properties and highways  Safe routes – paths and steps  Adverse weather conditions  Buggy routes  What can be done  Signage  Course safety sign  Specific signage  Temporary  Incident monitoring  Etiquette – Golfer awareness  Review, Monitor and Inspect “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)  ‘Common law duty of care’  Civil law – spread of liability  Visitors – Invited and Uninvited  Visitors will be safe in using the premises for the purpose for which they are invited… OCCUPIERS’ LIABILITY ACT 1957

11 Course Safety – Hazards

12 50 yards 70 yards 50 yards 85 yards 70 yards 85 yards 250 yds 200 yds 150 yds 15 o T4 Public rights of way G4 G9 T10 Course Risk Assessment – Minimum Safety Envelope & 15 o Zone 200 yard approaches 15 o

13 Course Safety Signs Aims  Summary of main issues  R&A Safety guidelines  Sets expectations Displayed  Locker rooms  Visiting Parties  Website  1 st tee Other signs  NOT TOO MANY!  Spraying  Bells & blind shots  Public rights of way HESKETH GOLF CLUB FOR 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 AMBULANCE AMBULANCE ACCESS POINTS:Main Car Park, Greens Yard

14 By the 5 th April 2014

15 ALAN B. PARTNERSHIP LTD. Health & Safety Advisors Christopher Barraclough BSc (Hons) Tech IOSH Mobile: Phone:


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