Thu 27 Oct 2022 11:34


Revision Date: 15th October 2022


The Management Team of Wanstead RFC are committed to safeguarding the Health, Safety and Welfare of all of its members, young members, employees, volunteers and hirers as well as any visiting people or property affected by the clubs’ operation. 

In order to organise and manage this commitment the position of Health & Safety Officer is established, providing technical advice to the club Chair and reporting matters directly to the Executive. The Management Team provide leadership by engaging and training all staff, coaches and other volunteers in the achievement of a safe and healthy environment at the club and the management of Health and Safety is promoted through consultation and involvement.

To reduce risk of accident or injury, Wanstead RFC seeks to provide an environment for a variety of activities that, as far as is reasonably practicable, is safe and preserves the health and welfare for those that work, play and socialise within it, and any others that may be affected by these activities. It is the duty of all duty managers, coaches and volunteers in a position of authority to prevent injury and ill health as far as is practicable.

It is expected that club member’s, young members, volunteers, employees and visitors to the premises have a responsibility for their own health and safety and must act in a manner which supports the health and safety of themselves and others. 

They must: 

  • Take reasonable care of the health and safety of themselves, and of others that may be affected by their acts or omissions whilst on our premises.
  • Co-operate with others in the operation of the club in fulfilling their statutory duties and provide risk assessments when called for.
  • Not interfere with, misuse or wilfully damage anything provided in the interests of health and safety.

The Health & Safety will develop Policies and Procedures in compliance with current H&S legislation, in particular: 

  • The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 – requiring the provision of information, instruction, training and supervision.
  • The management of Health Safety and Welfare at Work Regulations 1999- identifying situations where training is particularly important and includes assessing risks at work and to any other people affected.
  • The Reporting of Injuries Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations.
  • The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health regulations.
  • The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. 

Key underlying WRFC Health & Safety documents include:

  • WRFC Fire Safety Risk Assessment.
  • WRFC Fire & Emergency Plan (including procedures)
  • WRFC Risk Assessment
  • WRFC Ground Risk Assessment.
  • WFRC Safeguarding Policy & WRFC Equity Policy
  • WRFC Coaching Policy.
  • WRFC First Aid Policy.