Risk Assessment Policy

 

Witheridge Lawn Tennis Club will carry out a full annual risk assessment of the facility with a view to highlighting potential hazards and taking the appropriate action wherever necessary to ensure a safe and enjoyable environment. 

 

Sarah Vertigan is responsible for reporting to the Committee on such issues.  If a member/user wished to report a hazard, they should do one of the following:

 

Call Sarah on 07939 241025 or email on sarahvertigan@aol.com

  • Is the area and surroundings safe and free from obstacles?
  • Is the area fit and appropriate for the activity?
  • Is the equipment fit and sound for the activity and suitable for age group/ability?
  • Is the performers register up-to-date with medical information and contact details?
  • Are performers appropriately attired for the activity?
  • Can emergency vehicles access the facility?
  • Is there a working telephone available with emergency numbers?
  • Are emergency access points checked and opertional?
  • Are evacuation procedures published and posted somewhere for all to see?
  • Do volunteers, coaches and members have access to information relating to health and safety?
  • Are emergency procedures published and accessible to those who are responsible for sessions at the venue?

Playing area:

Check that the area and surrounds are safe and free from obstacles

 

Is the area fit and appropriate for activity?

(If no, please outline the hazard, who may be at risk and action taken, if any)

 

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

 

No 

Equipment:

Check that it is fit and sound for activity and suitable for age group/ability

 

Is the equipment safe and appropriate for activity?

(if no, please outline unsafe equipment and action taken, if any)

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

No

Performers:

Check that the performers register is up-to-date with medical information and contact details

 

Is/are the register(s) in order?

(if no, please outline current state and action taken, if any)

 

 

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

 

 

No

Check that performers are appropriately attired for the activity

 

Are performers appropriately attired and safe for activity?

(if no, please outline unsafe equipment/attire and action taken, if any)

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

No

Emergency points:

Check that emergency vehicles can access facilities, and that a working telephone is available with access to emergency numbers

 

Are emergency access points checked and operational?

(if no, please outline the issues and action taken, if any)

 

Emergency telephone numbers are posted on the wall inside the clubhouse

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

No

Is a working telephone available?

(if no, please outline the issues and action taken, if any)

 

The clubhouse has no landline and we rely on players/coaches/parents to have a working mobile telephone but in the event of this not being the case, the nearest public telephone is approximately 100 metres from the clubhouse in the Square between the Newsagent and the Church.

 

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

No

 

 

 

 

 

Safety information:

Check that evacuation procedures are published and posted somewhere for all to see.  Ensure that volunteers and staff have access to information relating to health and safety.

 

Are emergency procedures published and accessible to those with responsibility for sessions?

(if no, please outline what information is missing and action taken, if any)

 

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

 

No

Does the place to play need to take any further action?  (if yes, please specify)

 

Yes No

Signed:   Sarah Vertigan                            Date:  15 March 2018

Please note that this Risk Assessment is also displayed inside the clubhouse on the wall