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Disability Discrimination Policy


Disability Discrimination Policy


Burntisland Shipyard FC (“the Club”) fully endorses the legal and ethical requirements of equal opportunities for members, staff, spectators and others involved in the Club’s activities. Discrimination on the basis of disability is wholly unacceptable and the Club strives to ensure that nobody should receive less favourable treatment because of disability.

This policy applies to all staff, members, players, spectators, guests and all others participating in the Club’s activities.

The purpose of this policy is to ensure that the Club complies with the Equality Act 2010 and to ensure that disabled people within the meaning of the Act are treated fairly and equally.

In line with the Act, in this policy:

DISABILITY refers to a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on his/her ability to perform day-to-day activities;

DISABLED PERSON refers to a person with such a disability;

DISCRIMINATION refers to treating someone with a disability less favourably than others who have no disability and that the treatment cannot be shown to be justified in relation to the activities or circumstances involved.


Provision of Goods, Services and Facilities

The Club is committed to ensuring that its disabled supporters and customers have as full access as is reasonably possible to all goods, services and facilities offered by the Club.

The Club has ensured that the needs of disabled people have been taken account wherever practicable. Specifically:

  •  There is wheelchair access to the ground from Kerr Court ;
  •  The second row of the grandstand has ramped access built to enable spectators in wheelchairs (2 spaces) to sit in a position under cover;
  •  The clubrooms have been designed to allow access for wheelchair users to have use of toilet and catering facilities.
  • The Club is committed to reviewing and continually improving arrangements for disabled persons as far as is reasonably and practicably possible
  • The Club provides free admission for disabled spectators and half-price admission for their carers.
  • The Club has appointed a person responsible for ensuring the implementation of this policy and to promote the interests of people with disability. Anyone with a concern or grievance relating to arrangements for people with disabilities is encouraged to contact this person who will ensure that the concern or grievance is dealt with timeously.
  • The Club has advised all staff that any breach of this policy will be treated as a serious matter and will be subject to disciplinary action.

Employment and Engagement

When considering persons for positions within the club (either as employees or as volunteers) the Club will not discriminate against any persons with disabilities:

In the arrangements made for the selection of candidates;

In the terms and conditions offered;

By deliberately considering the disability as the basis for non-selection except where the disability would preclude the person from performing the duties (e.g., by contravening the Health and Safety at Work Act);

By ensuring that there are equal opportunities for training and advancement;

In ensuring that nobody is dismissed uniquely or predominantly on the basis of a disability.

Burntisland Shipyard FC September 2023