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:
- Undertake regular inspection of the club/county premises and grounds and all activities undertaken by the Club, County, Provincial Council or Board.
- Create a safe environment by putting health & safety measures in place
- Ensure that all members are given the appropriate level of training and competition by regularly assessing individual ability dependant on age, maturity and development
- Ensure that all members are aware of, understand and follow this Health & Safety Policy Statement
- Appoint a competent club/county member to assist with health and safety responsibilities
- Ensure that normal operating procedures and emergency operating procedures are in place and known by all relevant persons
- Provide access to adequate first aid facilities, telephone and qualified first aider at all times
- Report any injuries or accidents sustained during any club/county activity or whilst on the club/county premises
- 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:
- Take reasonable care for your own health & safety and that of others who may be affected by what you do or not do
- Co-operate with the club/county on health & safety issues
- Correctly use all equipment provided by the club/county
- Not interfere with or misuse anything provided for your health, safety or welfare.
Health & Safety Policy Statement