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Author Topic: Annual review of safety matters- amended version  (Read 411 times)

Ernie Lazenby

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Annual review of safety matters- amended version
« on: October 02, 2017, 11:37:42 AM »
Darlington and District Model Boat Club
                          Annual review of safety matters
 Review Date;   1st October 2017
 Review conducted by Ernie Lazenby- club safety Officer

1. Fire extinguishers examined and found to be in serviceable condition
2. Fire blanket prominently displayed near the lipo battery charging bay examined and found to be in serviceable condition.
3. Lipo charging bays examined. Lipo charging bags found to be in need of replacement.
     Action required - Two new bags to be purchased asap.
     Notices setting out the correct use/charging of lipo batteries are prominently displayed. All users of Lipoís have been instructed in the correct use and best practice when charging them. To ensure lipo batteries used at the club are in good serviceable condition the safety officer carries out regular spot checks on batteries being charged and used. A notice is prominently displayed in the club house notifying members that the committee will take action against any member who does not follow best practice or tampers in any way with lipo battery packs (connectors can be changed)
4. Club rowing/recovery boat
The safety officer has examined the boat in detail and feels able, notwithstanding its age, to sign it off as being fit for use for another year provided it is used as intended; i.e. the recovery of model boats or the transportation of weed removal equipment. Its use is restricted to a small number of authorised users who must have a committee memberís permission to use it. A life jacket is available for use by a user of the boat.
5. Petrol storage. A very small quantity of petrol is stored in approved containers for use with the water pump and strimmers.
6. During club hours a throw in life preserver is located at the jetty. Examined and found to be in good serviceable condition
7. Health and safety Ė water use/contamination
A notice is displayed in the club house setting out best practice if memberís hands come into contact with the reservoir water before eating anything.
Clean towels are provided and changed weekly.
A fully equipped first aid kit is located in the clubhouse and its location is clearly marked. Thermal blankets are available at the same location.
8. Smoking is prohibited in the club house.
9. A system has been introduced for the annual examination of safety valves fitted to steam engine boilers. A written record of these checks is kept by the club chairman. This is to comply with the clubs third party liability insurance. Best practice is followed for the use of steam powered boats to minimise risks inherent in the use of this method of propulsion.
NOTE: The lighting located above the work bench used for maintenance of steam boats is not working and has not been for some time.
ACTION: Remedial action will be taken asap to put the lighting unit into working order.
10. Weed management: Protective gloves are available for members who volunteer to assist with weed removal from the reservoir. The safety officer has overall responsibility/supervision for this work and all remedial work is done in accordance with our obligations contained in the lease between the Parish Council and DDMBC .
11. The club members are fully covered by third party public liability insurance as are the clubs officers/officials.

While it is not possible to cover all eventualities the safety officer is satisfied that DDMBC complies with its obligations to the parish council, insurers and club members.
In the absence of the club safety officer a committee member present during club hours accepts responsibility for safety matters.

E. J. Lazenby
1st October 2017
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Re: Annual review of safety matters- amended version
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2017, 11:39:27 AM »
The above is an amended version- I had omitted something from the original one I posted. It will be displayed in the club house and referred to at Tuesdays AGM.
model boats are great fun, the faster the better.Floating kettles are interesting
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