Posted on 22/03/2018 in
Scottish Gymnastics has become a member of the British Safety Council to help support our registered clubs, through information, tools and online learning.
The British Safety Council is an international health, safety and environmental charity whose vision is that no one should be injured or made ill at work.
Clubs can find out more about general health and safety management in their facility by contacting Steven Maloney, Scottish Gymnastics’ Club Business Manager. He can chat through and highlight areas where you need support and help you sign up so you can log on to get the tools and templates you need.
Steven said: “All clubs need a Health and Safety policy. Legislation changes on an ongoing basis and we all need to make sure we’re up to date and complying.
“Our membership of the British Safety Council gives us the tools and information to help clubs with general health and safety management. For instance, making sure you have a fire safety procedure and trained wardens, risk assessments and clear procedures that everyone in the club is aware of should there ever be an emergency.
“The templates and toolkits are designed for clubs, to be as simple to use as possible.”
One of the clubs who have accessed the support is Dumfries Y having recently moved into a new facility. Gina True, said: “In terms of our new facility's health and safety planning, the support we received from Scottish Gymnastics was excellent.
“We have had valuable advice and assistance both by telephone, and directly through a visit from Steven Maloney and Chris Lumsden to our premises. We have been impressed by the detail and level of support SG is able to provide for clubs in our situation.”
Make sure you take advantage of this advice and practical help by contacting Steven at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07825 828 864.