Health and Safety Policy

Binfield FC has a duty of care to all its staff, volunteers and service users. We accept that this is a duty imposed by law on all individuals and organisations to avoid carelessly causing injury to persons. 

We are committed to a safe working environment for all employees, volunteers and service users and will promote good practice in health and safety within the work environment and will ensure compliance with all relevant statutory provisions. 

We will ensure that suitable and sufficient risk assessments are carried out, that procedures and safe systems are implemented in accordance with all current statutory provisions and that all improvements will be sought through regular audits and reviews. 

The allocation of duties for safety matters and the particular arrangements which we will make to implement the policy are set out below. The policy will be kept up to date, particularly as the club changes in nature and size to ensure our responsibilities are met in relation to:

  • Health & Safety at Work Act (1974)
  • Workplace (Health, Safety & Welfare) Regulations (1992)
  • Management of Health and Safety at work Regulations (1999) 
  • Other relevant current legislation. 

Our Commitment 

We will provide and maintain a healthy working environment at all times and endeavours to ensure that the safety and personal security considerations form an integral part of the way our organisation operates. 

To undertake regular, recorded risk assessment of our premises and any other premises where our activities take place 

Create a safe environment by putting health and safety measures in place as identified by the risk assessments that satisfies health, safety and welfare requirements 

Provide adequate training, information, instruction and supervision to enable all volunteers or staff employed by the club to perform their work safely and efficiently 

Ensure that everyone is competent in the work activities they are engaged in so they are aware of the hazards and risk arising from their activities. 

To safeguard the health, safety and well-being of our service users who access our provisions and any member of the general public who can be affected by our activities 

We will check that all equipment we use is suitable and fit for the purpose intended and properly maintained and used in a safe manner. Arrangement and Safety procedures Risk Assessments. A risk assessment is a technique for identifying and controlling hazards.

  • a hazard is anything that has the potential to cause harm -such as a faulty electric socket 
  • risk is the likelihood of it causing harm and the degree of harm it could cause, such as an electric shock Risk assessment involves identifying all hazards, assessing risks and putting measures in place to control any risk that is unacceptable.

There are five steps to any risk assessment 

  • Identify the hazard 
  • Decide who might be harmed by them and how 
  • Evaluate the risk and decide on precautions 
  • Record your findings and implement them 
  • Review your assessment and update if necessary 

We will undertake risk assessments prior to delivery of sport activities and events taking place to help minimise the possibility of risk and dangers to participants First Aid The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 require employers to provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel to enable first aid to be administered if there are injuries or accidents. All Binfielld FC First Team, Allieds & Youth coaches delivering football sessions have to undertake Emergency First Aid as part of their training. All teams are to be given a first aid kitbag to be used for all training/ matches. The first aid bag should be carried by the coaches to each activity and training session being delivered. First Aid bags to be checked regularly and contents replaced as required

Reporting Accidents 

  • All have a duty to report any injury or accidents sustained during delivery of activities.
  • In the event of an accident resulting in injury a report will be drawn detailing: 
  • The circumstances of the accident including diagrams and photographs where possible 
  • The nature and severity of the injury sustained 
  • The identity of any eye witnesses ∙ The time, date and location of the incident 
  • The date of the report The completed report will then be submitted to and analysed by the Vice Chairman – Youth and the Club Welfare Officer who will attempt to discover why the accident.