Statement of Safety Policy


The Commitment from Commodore, General Committee and Secretary

It is the responsibility of Itchenor Sailing Club to ensure, as far as is reasonably possible, the health, safety and welfare of its employees whilst at work.

The Importance of the Co-operation of all Officers, Staff and Members.

The Club is obliged, after incorporating input from General Committee, Secretary and Staff:

1. To ensure that all its premises, fittings, fixtures, equipment and boats are maintained in good repair and safe working order.

2. To provide and maintain a working environment for all employees that is as far as is reasonably practicable, safe, without risks to health and adequate as regards facilities and arrangements for their welfare at work.

3. To issue disclaimers and notices and to obtain the necessary insurance policies, certificates and licenses.

4. To offer where relevant, training for staff and for Club Members.

5. To implement a health and safety management system.

All employees have a duty under the Act:

1. To take reasonable care of their own safety and health and that of other persons who may be affected by their acts or omissions at work.

2. To comply with all safety procedures laid down by Itchenor Sailing Club.

3. To report any hazard or potential hazard known to them to the safety officer.

All Members and their guests are responsible:

1. For their own health and safety and for that of any minor of whom they are parent or guardian and for that of all other persons who may be affected by their acts or omissions at the Club.

2. For reporting any hazard or potential hazard known to them to the Safety Officer.

3. When Members organise racing or training they are only to do so when adequate safety cover is provided.

4. When Members organise activities for those under the age of 18 the organisers must adopt the same standards of care as to be expected of a parent.

Nominated Health and Safety Officer

The Club Secretary is the Safety Officer for the Club.


Notices are displayed near each fire alarm bell push and fire extinguisher. All employees should read the Fire notices and familiarise themselves with the action to take in the event of a fire. Everyone must adhere to the rules regarding smoking.

First Aid

First Aid boxes are located in the disabled/ladies lavatory in the Members' Building, the Office, the Kitchen, and the porch into the Dining Room. There is also a First Aid box aboard each of the Club's Committee Boats and Support Boats. The Club's trained First-Aiders are the Secretary, House Manager and Sailing Manager. For further medical assistance, dial 999 and call for an ambulance. The nearest accident and emergency hospital is St. Richards, Chichester.

Recording and Reporting Accidents

All accidents, including those to Club Members and to visitors shall be reported to the Office (Safety Officer) and entered in the Accident Book.

All accidents will be investigated in order to attempt to prevent a recurrence.