Grovelands Bowling Club - Health and Safety Policy


Health & Safety Policy Statement:

The Club’s members must recognise their duties under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and the accompanying protective legislation.

They must endeavour to meet the requirements of this legislation so as to ensure that they maintain a safe and healthy environment.

All Members must be informed of their responsibilities to ensure they take all reasonable precautions, to ensure the safety, health and welfare of those that are likely to be affected by the Club’s activities.

The Club as far as is reasonably practicable, has the duty to ensure the following:

    • To provide and maintain a safe environment, safe systems and activities, safe equipment and a healthy and safe operational environment.


    • To ensure that hazards are identified and regular assessments of risks are undertaken.


    • To provide information, instruction and training as is necessary to ensure members and visitors are assured of a safe and healthy environment.


    • To promote the awareness of health and safety and encouraging health and safety best practice throughout the Club’s activities.


    • To provide access to adequate first aid facilities, telephone and qualified first aider at all reasonable times


  • To record any injuries or accidents sustained during any club activity or whilst on the club premises.


  • To undertake regular, recorded risk assessment of the Cub’s premises and all activities undertaken by the Club.


    • To ensure The Club is taking the appropriate protective and preventative measures.


As a Club Member you have a duty to:

    • Take reasonable care for your own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by what you do or do not do.


    • Co-operate with the club on health and safety issues.



    • Correctly use all equipment provided by the club.


    • Not interfere with or misuse anything provided for your health, safety or welfare.



CLUB HEALTH & SAFETY OFFICER:                                                 Barry Berndes

FIRST AID:                          Location of first aid facilities:          In labelled cupboard by kitchen area

                                               Location of defibrillator:                    On hooks next to front door


Nominated person for maintaining First Aid supplies:      NAME Trisha Stone



The Club cannot necessarily from its own membership expect to have trained first aiders on hand. It provides, however, a first aid box, which is regularly checked, and displays information on how emergency assistance can be obtained by the telephone. There is also a defibrillator situated within the clubhouse with clear signage.

Mobile telephones will be available during all matches

Risk assessments have been carried out by the Committee who have issued brief instructions/notes in the attached appendix:-


Dissemination of Health and Safety Information:

  • A copy of this Health and Safety statement is displayed within the Club. Members are asked to familiarise themselves with the content and if necessary to draw the attention of Committee members to any areas of concern.


    Risk precautions Appendix;

    Avoidance of slips and falls during activities.

  • Members should keep internal floors clean, and clear of unnecessary paraphernalia that might cause an accident.
  • Members and others are instructed to take care on walkways and surrounds and special care when stepping onto or off the green.Step is provided.
  • Members must wear suitable foot apparel whilst bowling. i.e. Bowling shoes or flat soled shoes approved by the Club.


    Incorrect use of electrical and other equipment.

  • Electrical installations and portable electrical equipment are subject to periodic inspection and testing.
  • Members must take care when using electrical equipment and ask a competent person if they are not sure.
  • Members should not use damaged or suspect equipment; it should be reported immediately to the Club’s officials.


     Incorrect lifting moving and stacking equipment.

  • Members and others MUST NOT LIFT beyond their capacity.
  • Assistance should be sought when lifting, moving furniture or other equipment.
  • Bowls and other equipment must be stored safely.




  • Members and others are instructed and must conduct their activities in a way to minimize the risk of fire; they have a duty to report immediately any fire, smoke, or potential fire hazards.
  • In the event of a fire members and others must exit the building immediately and assemble outside the premises in the park. The steward or key holder must dial 999 and call the fire brigade.
  • Fire fighting equipment is installed and inspected regularly.
  • The double doors must not be obstructed at any time and should be unlocked when there are large numbers in the clubhouse, including tea/biscuits after club matches and Saturday ‘spoons’.


    Food Safety;


  • Kitchen facilities are maintained to a high standard.
  • Catering is under the control of a holder of a Level 2 Food Hygiene Certificate.
  • Members providing food are aware of Food Hygiene requirements. They must read and comply with the guidance provided by the Food Standards Agency available from the catering manager.
  • Members with any food allergy must check ingredients of food provided at club events.




  • Only domestically available chemicals are to be used on the club premises by club members and should be used according to manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Cleaning chemicals should only be stored in the cleaner’s cupboard.


    Working alone;


  • A telephone is provided near the clubhouse door for any emergency.
  • The steward of the day should not set up or dismantle the bowling rinks without another person present.
  • The cleaner should carry a mobile telephone and must not work at height.


    Children and “Adults at Risk”:


    • The Club has a clearly publicised Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy.


    Using machinery;


  • All machinery is kept fully maintained and regularly serviced.
  • First time users of machinery are trained and initially supervised by experienced operators.


    Record Keeping: The following documentation is held.


  • Record of training given on use of equipment
  • Formal risk assessments (as necessary)
  • The Accident Book