The District Safety Committee exists to offer help and advice to scout groups in the district on their statutory responsibility and duty of care for safety of persons using their premises. These responsibilities are not Scout Association rules but Health and Safety Legislation.
Members of the committee will arrange to carry out a Safety Audit of Group premises and provide a report to the group with recommendations for improvement where necessary .
Committee members –Tony Grogan TechIOSH , MIIRSM, NEBOSH District Safety Committee Chairman
Tel 01959 523649 email@example.com
John Ashe, John Hazledean, Alan Kemp, Steve French.
Fire Risk Assessments
The Regulatory Reform Order (RRO) came into force on 1st October 2006.
Under this reform it is a legal requirement that all premises require a Fire Risk Assessment.
The regulation also requires that a documented Fire Risk Assessment be available for inspection on your premises and that all users be aware and trained in the actions required by the assessment.
Other legal requirements
Under The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 other legal requirements have been introduced.
In Scouting we may not be at work but these pieces of legislation form the basis of good practice.
In the event of an emergency or incident we may find ourselves judged by these.
We have therefore recommended the following practices, procedures and paperwork as evidence of your Duty of Care.
Appoint a Group Safety Officer
Maintain a Group Health and Safety Policy
Maintain a Safety Logbook for your premises
Prepare and maintain a Fire Risk Assessment
Regularly inspect and hold certificates for Electrical and Gas Installation and Fire
Provide training and record training for Users of the premises and Members
Maintain an available First Aid Kit and accident procedures and record.
Below is a series of attachments that you can download and adapt for your own group purposes.