Health and Safety Policy
To assess and respond to the perceived health and safety risks posed by the Club’s activities, so that the risk of accidents to all attending club events is reduced.
Health and Safety for all taking part in the club’s activities is the responsibility of each individual involved, the committee and officers of the Burns and Becks Gundog Club, under the ultimate jurisdiction of the Kennel Club.
The organiser of each club event, and steward of the beat should ensure that all present are made aware of any significant hazards as identified in a risk assessment of the event.
The Burns and Becks Gundog Club will not take any responsibility for transport arrangements of those attending club events, including off-road situations where insurance may or may not be valid.
Handlers are responsible for the control of their dogs and expected to ensure that they do not cause injury or accidents. In particular, owners should ensure that they are not left in cars without sufficient ventilation, especially in hot weather.
Risk of slipping, tripping and exposure
Those attending club events, and not the club, are responsible for their clothing and footwear, which should be appropriate for venues where rugged terrain may be encountered during bad weather.
A First Aid box is provided at each event, but the club is not able to provide qualified first aid support in the event of injury. Local hospital emergency contact details are provided at each event.
Those attending club events are required to report any health and safety incidents to a club official on the day in question before they leave the ground, and the club will keep a record of such incidents and deal with them as appropriate.
Please note that by attending a club event in any capacity you are deemed to have read and accepted the limits defined by this health and safety policy.