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Safety Policy

Burntisland Shipyard

Burntisland Shipyard AFC


The Club seeks to achieve a level of operational excellence where health and safety, alongside other equally important business considerations, creates a culture of total commitment from every person in the undertaking.

The Club management recognises and accepts its responsibilities to Spectators, visitors, contractors and volunteers to provide a safe and healthy environment whilst on the premises.

The Club recognises and accepts its responsibilities as an employer and host for providing: –

  •  A safe place of work.
  •  A safe system of operation
  •  Safe interface and control of spectators
  •  Safe equipment, plant and equipment
  •  A safe and healthy environment.

Because people are our biggest asset the Club considers it extremely important that each person works in a spirit of cooperation to achieve and maintain the highest standard of health and safety. This is extremely important with volunteer personnel.

The Safety Policy is published so that every person working in the Club can read and understand their duties and responsibilities in respect of health and safety. More particularly, it is a comprehensive way of working that aims to keep everyone safe whilst entering, staying and leaving the premises.

The Club is totally committed to this policy and asks everyone to put in the same commitment to make Burntisland Shipyard Amateur Football Club a safe and healthy place to visit and work.  Your efforts will help  the Club to ensure that players, spectators and volunteers know safety and excellence go hand in hand.

Our Safety Policy

Very simply put our policy is: –

“Everything we do, we will do safely– or we won’t do it!”

The Club will provide and maintain a safe and healthy place of sport with safe equipment, plant and tools. All authorised persons will receive information, instruction and training appropriate to the work they do.

The Club also has a responsibility to anyone affected by its work on or off the premises. All individuals associated with the Club are responsible for their own safety and the safety of others. That is either by their action or inaction. Failing to act when hazards are recognised can be seen as breaching HS&E legislation.

Anyone associated with the Club has the right to refuse an unsafe job and must report such occasions immediately to the Safety Officer.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is provided free and where issued MUST be used in the conditions the Club state. It is a requirement of the Health and Safety At Work, Etc. Act 1974 this occurs.

Every person in the Club has a role to play in safety. This Club has a very good health and safety record. With your help the Club will become a centre of excellence in health and safety.

Safety Objectives

The Club’s Health, Safety and Environment (HS&E) objectives will ensure that the policy remains a reality and becomes a goal for continuous improvement. They are: –

  • Observing the letter and spirit of all HS&E legislation and regulations.
  • Maintaining standards of the “Guide to Safety at Sports Grounds.”
  • Seeking to continually improve methods and systems to excel in safe working.
  • Ensuring that every person associated with the club is well supported to enable them to operate in an   environment that is safe for spectators, visitors and  colleagues.

The Club safety objective is to avoid any incident that may compromise the safety standards that it strives to achieve.

Activities covered by this safety policy

All work carried out by all Club personnel and those acting as sub-contractors for the Club on Club premises or at any site where the Club works under contract.

Club Safety Officer

The Club has a designated Safety Officer whose role is defined in the attached Job Description. The current postholder’s  name and contact details are as follows.

Andrew MacDougall

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Burntisland Shipyard AFC September 2015