Leadgate Cricket Club - Health & Safety Policy Statement

Health & Safety Policy Statement

The health and safety of club members, participants, spectators and all others involved in cricket is of paramount importance to Leadgate CC. The Club is committed, so far as reasonably practicable, to operating in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and all relevant regulations made under the Act.

In order to achieve this Leadgate CC will:

• provide adequate control of the health and safety risks arising from its activities

• consult with our members on matters affecting their health and safety

• provide and ensure maintenance of safe facilities and equipment

• ensure all participants are provided with adequate safety information

• minimise the risk of accidents

• maintain safe conditions for cricket activity

• review and revise this policy as necessary at regular intervals

The management committee has prime responsibility for health and safety in Leadgate CC activities. It is the duty of this committee to see that everything reasonably practicable is done to prevent personal injury and to maintain a safe and healthy place of recreation. It is the duty of all coaches, members, players, spectators and all others involved in cricket to act responsibly, and to do everything they can to prevent injury to themselves and colleagues.


Day to day responsibility for ensuring this policy is put into practice is delegated to the Club Secretary.

All club members are expected to co-operate with the management committee on health and safety matters, take reasonable care of their own health and safety & report all health and safety concerns to the Club Secretary.


All volunteer coaches must have appropriate ECB coaching qualifications, a current CRB check & be working towards if not have gained ECBCA membership. Coaches have responsibility for the supervision and conduct of the young people in their care throughout each session of activities they are delivering. Coaches must do their best to ensure the health and safety of everyone taking part in cricket activities.

Umpires and scorers

All umpires and scorers must have a current CRB check.


The management committee is responsible for monitoring the operation of this policy & for investigating  accidents and making recommendations to prevent a recurrence.

Risk assessment Coaches should carry out a risk assessment at the beginning of each session & fill in an attendance register. Any adverse findings of the risk assessments must be reported to the Club Secretary and remedial action agreed and implemented before activities begin.

Accidents and First Aid
-All accidents, however minor, should be recorded in an accident book. If necessary, First Aid should be administered by a trained person. In the event of more serious accidents/injuries (e.g. fracture or dislocation) a young person’s parents should be informed and an incident/accident report filled in.