|Health and Safety Policy|
The Friends of Midsummer Common (FoMC) Management Committee has overall responsibility for health and safety in the organisation, and for ensuring that it fulfils all its legal responsibilities. It recognises that it is the duty of Committee members and volunteers to uphold this policy and to access the necessary funds and resources to put it into practice. The Friends of Midsummer Common (FoMC) Management Committee is committed to ensuring that all its activities are safe and it will do whatever it can to provide for the health, safety and welfare of all volunteers, members and visitors ensuring that risks to volunteers, members and visitors are minimised at all times. It will observe the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and all relevant regulations and codes of practice made under it. This policy will be reviewed annually by the committee.
FoMC Committee Responsibilities
The Committee will elect one of its members to be responsible for the implementation and monitoring of health and safety policies and recommending changes where necessary. All accidents or unsafe incidents will be investigated by this person on behalf of the Committee as soon as possible and then reported to the committee at the next available committee meeting.
This person is responsible for:
All FoMC Volunteers will ensure that:
The Chair will ensure that all premises and tasks are assessed in line with the current relevant legislation. Assessments will be repeated when there is a:
To comply with legislation and to promote the health, safety and welfare of volunteers, health and safety training will be provided as follows:
Resolving health and safety problems
Any volunteer with a health and safety concern must first tell the responsible Committee member. If, after investigation, the problem is not corrected in a reasonable time, or the responsible committee member decides that no action is required but the volunteer is not satisfied with this, the volunteer may then refer the matter to the Management Committee Chair. This must be in writing. If the volunteer is still dissatisfied, the matter will be entered on the agenda for the next meeting of the Management Committee.