Health & Safety Policy

Title:Health & Safety
Policy StatementThe Health & Safety policy of RBKares is to provide and maintain safe and healthy working conditions and environment for all our volunteers and users, plus any other people who are directly affected by our activities, such as members of the public at our events.
General Provisions:This policy sets out our approach to health & safety in order to minimise the risk of hazards that may cause injury at all events and activities. Overall and final responsibility for health and safety at all events and activities organised by RBKares lies with the Trustees including any necessary training. This responsibility will be delegated to a named volunteer for each event or activity. This volunteer will be responsible for ensuring that this policy is upheld. For all other events the responsible person will be named in advance and their name will be noted on all relevant risk assessments. All volunteers involved will be made aware of who is responsible for health and safety.
Why this policy is needed:This policy is needed to ensure that we meet the legal requirement and to ensure that all members are aware of those requirements within the law.  
Who must follow this policy:All RBKares members have a personal responsibility for implementing this policy.  
General Arrangements:The main activity of RBKares is to organise activities and support for the local community.  A risk assessment will be carried out before every one-off event. This will include assessing risk as it relates to all aspects of the event including: equipment; venue; volunteers; attendees.Appropriate precautions will be taken to minimise hazards at all events and activities.We will have a trained first aider present at all events which are open to the public. We will make sure all volunteers and staff at events and activities are aware of the location of fire exits. All volunteers and staff will be made aware of the precautions they need to take as noted on the relevant risk assessment. No volunteer or employee will run an event or activity on their own, and at least two volunteers or employees should stay at an event until it is finished and the last attendees have left.RBKares will hold Public Liability Insurance  
Relevant Policies:Safe-guarding policyGDPR policyEqual opportunities PolicyVolunteer policy / handbookInsurance certification
Approved by:Sam Lord, Kate Kenyon, Sara Grimshaw
Approval Date:21st December 2021
Review Date:21st December 2022