Health & Safety

The Gaelic Games Council of Britain (GGCB) is committed to encouraging participants to take part in gaelic games, but the health, well-being and safety of each individual is always our paramount concern.

What we expect

To support our Health & Safety Policy Statement we expect members, Provincial Councils and Board, Counties and Clubs to adopt a duty of care and are committed to the following duties:

  1. Undertake regular inspection of the club/county premises and grounds and all activities undertaken by the Club, County, Provincial Council or Board.
  2. Create a safe environment by putting health & safety measures in place
  3. Ensure that all members are given the appropriate level of training and competition by regularly assessing individual ability dependant on age, maturity and development
  4. Ensure that all members are aware of, understand and follow this Health & Safety Policy Statement
  5. Appoint a competent club/county member to assist with health and safety responsibilities
  6. Ensure that normal operating procedures and emergency operating procedures are in place and known by all relevant persons
  7. Provide access to adequate first aid facilities, telephone and qualified first aider at all times
  8. Report any injuries or accidents sustained during any club/county activity or whilst on the club/county premises
  9. Ensure that the implementation of the policy is reviewed regularly and monitored for effectiveness.

Participants have a duty also

Those using club/county facilities or taking part in gaelic games or related activities must themselves:

  1. Take reasonable care for your own health & safety and that of others who may be affected by what you do or not do
  2. Co-operate with the club/county on health & safety issues
  3. Correctly use all equipment provided by the club/county
  4. Not interfere with or misuse anything provided for your health, safety or welfare.

GGCB Health and Safety Policy

GGCB Safe Club Safety Statement