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Health & Safety
CHELTENHAM CROQUET CLUB
HEALTH AND SAFETY RISK ASSESSMENT

NOTE: The overall risk factor for an accident is assessed as a combination of the Likelihood (L) x Severity (S) which gives the Rating shown in the tables below.

L is assessed with ratings of 1 (low or seldom); 2 (medium or frequently); 3 (high - certain or near certain) while S is1 (minor - cuts or bruises); 2 (medium - serious injury); 3 (high - fatality or multiple serious injuries)

The risk rating factors range from 1,2 - low priority; 3,4 - medium priority; 6,9 - high priority. Based on these factors appropriate control measures or advice is given to eliminate or reduce the risk.

AREA 1. GROUNDS

Location

Hazard

Risk

Control/Precautions

L

S

Rating

Car Park

Tripping; slipping;

1

1

1

Monthly check on state of surface - fill any potholes, mark any stopcocks etc. Automatic lighting - check monthly.

 Vegetation;

1

1

1

Ensure trees are safe and cut hedges twice a year.

Vehicle impact

1

2

2

Keep car park clear of obstructions. Advise members to drive slowly. Keep gate locked when no members present. Trim vegetation to boundary of car park twice a year. Keep entrance clear to maintain sightlines.

Grounds generally

Tripping; slipping;

1

1

1

Keep steps clear of grass. Cut grass regularly during summer season. Ensure paths are even and level.

Low or rotten tree branches

1

2

2

Check trees for dangerous branches at least twice a year. Cut back low branches to provide headroom.

Hedges; planted areas

Wounds from spines, thorns; Sap allergies

1

1

1

Care to be taken in recovering balls hit off the lawns. Avoid touching with bare hands any planting that can cause allergic reactions.

Timber protection

Reaction to paint or solvents

1

1

1

Avoid contact with skin. Use only proprietary products. Wash hands after use. If gets in eyes seek medical assistance.

Entrances to buildings and chalets

Tripping; Slipping

1

1

1

Non slip slabs used for paths . Anti slip strips on steps to clubhouse. Lighting at night.

Broken glass

1

1

1

Regular monthly inspection. Hooks to retain doors when in use.

Lawns

Slipping; tripping

1

1

1

Players must wear flat shoes with gripping soles when playing.

Chemicals

1

2

2

Warning notices must be displayed when lawns receive treatment. Advise players to wash hands and avoid contact with mouth.

Machinery

1

3

3

To be used by trained and experienced contract staff only. Players to keep clear of machinery and play must wait until cutting etc. is complete.

Injury to legs, ankles

1

2

2

Players must ensure boundary boards are in place. Care to be taken when lawn is being used for two games.

Back injury

1

1

1

Care needed to avoid straining back when setting hoops. Use rubber mallet to loosen hoops first.

Burning from UV radiation

1

3

3

Players to ensure that sun protection is used as appropriate.

Machinery and chemical store

Machinery

1

3

3

Club members must not enter store or touch machinery. Contract staff only to use machinery. Petrol (minimum quantities) to be kept in secure containers suitably marked. Machinery is to be serviced to manufacturers recommendations and intervals. Maintenance schedule records are to be kept up to date by maintenance contract staff.

Chemicals

1

2

2

Keep in locked container. Contract staff only to use chemicals. Register of chemicals to be kept up to date by maintenance contract staff.

AREA 2. BUILDINGS AND INTERIORS

Floors

Slipping; tripping

1

1

1

Regular checks on floor condition to ensure no loose carpet. Wooden floors to remain unpolished. All spills to be cleaned up immediately.

Floor cleaning

Slipping

1

1

1

Position notice advising when floors are being cleaned and are still wet.

Window cleaning

Falls; cuts

1

2

2

Do not clean windows on own. Only stand on step ladders not chairs or tables. Do not put excessive pressure on glass.

Cleaning of roof and rafters

Falls

1

2

2

At least two members to undertake. Only use ladders firmly positioned with other member holding base. Do not stand on chairs, tables or worktops.

Lockers

Injury from open doors

1

1

1

Secure doors with locks or wire, particularly horizontal lockers.

Cleaning materials

Chemicals

1

1

1

Use only proprietary brands. Store in secure container with restricted access. Use rubber gloves to protect hands.

Kitchen appliances

Burns; scalds ;cuts

1

2

2

Warning signs in place. Ensure members take care when boiling water and cooking/preparing food etc. Children to be kept out of kitchen.

Bar

Hand; leg injury

1

2

2

Chain high pressure gas cylinders in position. Take care when attaching to system. Only members with suitable experience to change cylinders.

Back, hand, leg injury

1

2

2

Avoid lifting heavy beer kegs. Seek help when necessary. Take care stacking empty kegs to make them secure. Only members with suitable experience are to change kegs.

Cuts from broken glass

1

1

1

Take care to dispose safely of any broken bottles or glasses. Take care when washing glasses.

Chairs and tables

Back injury

1

1

1

Take care moving and stacking. Remove anything on table before moving. Do not block exits.

Electrical; light bulbs etc.

Electrocution

1

3

3

Only to be carried out by experienced members. Not to be undertaken without two members being present.Where a ladder is to be used this must be supported by an other person.

Electrical; repairs, replacement

Electrocution

1

3

3

Only to be undertaken by qualified electrician. Members to provide support only.

Radiators

Electrocution; fire

1

3

3

Do not tamper with electrical connections. Follow manufacturers instructions. Take care when positioning.

AREA 3. GENERAL INFORMATION

1. Food preparation and serving - see separate food preparation fact sheet (a copy is available in the kitchen or from the catering manager).

2. Accident book - All accidents (not illnesses) must be entered in the accident book which is kept for this purpose.

3. Record book -  The results and summary of actions from inspections required by the risk assessment are to be entered in the record book together with the date and signature of the person undertaking the inspection.

4. First aid kit - this is for use for minor injuries only. If you need to use the kit ensure that a committee member is told so that any items used can be replaced if necessary.

5. First Aiders - Members with suitable first aid training are generally available at tournaments. Ask a committee member if necessary. Always call an ambulance if accident or illness is serious before seeking first aid help. (Note: Cheltenham BC is to be informed where anyone is taken to hospital - see accident book for reporting details).

December 2003

Author: Peter Francis
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Updated 28.i.16
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