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Health & Safety Policy

‘Clacton Jetski Club’ or “CJC” (hereinafter referred to in these rules as the club).

The Club is committed to ensuring the health, safety and welfare of its members and it will, so far as is reasonably practicable, establish procedures and systems necessary to implement this commitment and to comply with its statutory obligations on health and safety. It is the responsibility of each member’s to familiarise themselves and comply with the Club’s procedures and systems on health and safety.

While the Club will take all reasonable steps to ensure the health and safety of its members, health and safety is also the responsibility of the members themselves. It is the duty of each member to take reasonable care of their own and other people’s health, safety and welfare and to report any situation which may pose a serious or imminent threat to the wellbeing of themselves or of any other person. If an member is unsure how to perform a certain task or feels it would be dangerous to perform a specific job or use specific equipment, then it is the member’s duty to report this as soon as possible to a committee member, their health and/or the safety officer of the Club.

Disciplinary action under the Club’s disciplinary procedure may be taken against any member who violates health and safety rules and procedures or who fails to perform their duties under health and safety legislation. Depending on the seriousness of the offence, it may amount to potential gross misconduct rendering the member liable to summary dismissal of the club in which case no refund of fees are payable by the club.

The Club will provide and maintain a healthy and safe working environment with the objective of minimising the number of instances of occupational accidents and illnesses. The Club will pay particular attention to:

  1. Maintaining the equipment provided by the club in a safe condition and providing adequate facilities and arrangements for welfare at the clubs premises.
  2. Providing a safe means of access to and egress for all members.
  3. The provision and maintenance of equipment and safe systems.
  4. The provision of such information, instructions, training and supervision as is necessary to ensure the health and safety of its members and other persons.

The Club also recognises its duty to protect the health and safety of all visitors to the Club, including contractors and temporary workers, as well as any members of the public who might be affected by the Club’s operations.

Organisation

The Committee of the Club has overall responsibility for health and safety in the Club Stephen Mann is the safety officer and has responsibility for overseeing, implementing and monitoring health and safety procedures in the Club and for reporting back to the Committee on health and safety matters. The safety officer also conducts regular inspections of the workplace, maintains safety records and investigates and reports on accidents at the club.

Training

Safety training is an integral part of an effective health and safety programme. It is essential that every member is trained to RYA standards. All members will be given 9 months to complete a suitable standard of training required by their type of water craft.

Members at special risk

The Club recognises that some members may from time to time be at increased risk of injury or ill-health resulting from water activities. The Club therefore requires that all members advise the committee if they become aware of any change in their personal circumstances which could result in their being at increased risk. This could include medical conditions, permanent or temporary disability, taking medication and pregnancy.

First aid and reporting accidents at the club

Members are required to provide their own First aid boxes. All injuries, however small, sustained by a person at the Club must be reported to the safety officer and recorded in the club accident book. Accident records are crucial to the effective monitoring of health and safety procedures and must therefore be accurate and comprehensive. The safety officer will inspect the accident book on a regular basis and all accidents will be investigated and a report prepared, with any necessary action being taken to prevent a recurrence of the problem.

Club Health and Safety rules

General

  • All members should be aware of and adhere to the Club’s rules and procedures on health and safety
  • All members must immediately report any unsafe practices or conditions to the committee, or to the safety officer.
  • Members must not adjust, move or otherwise tamper with any equipment or machinery in a manner not within the scope of their member’s duties
  • All waste materials must be disposed of carefully in the receptacles provided by the local council and in such a way that they do not constitute a hazard to other members or the public
  • All injuries must be reported to the safety officer
  • Members should take care to ensure that all protective guards and other safety devices are properly fitted and in good working order before entering the water
  • It is recommended suitable clothing and footwear must be worn at all times. Personal protective equipment must be worn and be the correct type of  appropriate buoyancy aid for their type of craft.

Access and egress

  • Slipways must be kept clear and free from obstructions at all times
  • Where a passageway is being used by vehicles or other moving machinery you must be aware of the public around you

Tools and equipment

  • Club machinery, tools and equipment are only to be used by qualified and authorised personnel
  • It is the responsibility of all members to ensure that any tools or equipment they use are in a good and safe condition.
  • All tools must be properly and safely stored when not in use
  • Members are prohibited from using any tool or piece of equipment for any purpose other than its intended purpose.