Health and Safety Policy

STAGS

North Belfast Harriers

Established 1896

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Health and Safety Policy

North Belfast Harriers is committed to a safe environment for all athletes, Coaches, officials and volunteers. We will promote standards of health, safety and welfare within the club and ensure compliance with the relevant statutory requirements, and will follow the UK Athletics Approved Code of Conduct and any guidelines issued by athleticsNI

We will ensure that suitable and sufficient risk assessments are carried out. Procedures and safe practices will be adopted as a result of these risk assessments together with appropriate instruction and training, and all reasonable and practical measures will be taken to avoid risk.

The responsibility of ensuring safety rests with everyone concerned. Athletes, coaches, officials, facility providers, ground staff, meeting organizers, spectators and the general public all have a duty of care to ensure that their actions do not affect the health, safety and welfare of themselves and others.

“To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.”