THE SABRE TRUST HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY
The aim of The Sabre Trust Health and Safety policy is to provide and
maintain safe conditions for all Trustees, volunteers and applicants and to
accept responsibility for the safety of any persons the Trustees or Assessors
encounter in the course of Sabre Trust business.
It is the duty of all Trustees and Assessors to familiarise themselves with
the arrangements detailed below and to play their part to effectively
implement our Health and Safety Policy. Copies of our Health and Safety Policy
are available on request and available on the website.
1. The Trustees have overall and final responsibility for Health and Safety.
2. All volunteers working on behalf of The Sabre Trust have the responsibility
to co-operate and achieve a healthy and safe environment and to take
reasonable care of themselves, their colleagues and the applicants.
1. All accidents involving Trustees, Assessors, volunteers and applicants
engaged on Sabre Trust business must be reported and recorded in the
1. All members must familiarise themselves with the location of fire
extinguishers, alarms and exits, whilst attending premises on Sabre Trust
1. It is everyone’s duty when attending Sabre Trust meetings to play their part
by keeping the premises clean, neat and tidy. Anyone noticing damage to
either building or equipment should report the matter immediately to the
2. Faulty electrical appliances can be particularly dangerous. Broken plugs,
frayed wires etc. should be reported immediately to the Chairman, and
marked that they are faulty.
3. Care must be taken when attending training camps. All volunteers and
staff must be aware of the potential of trips and
falls from fencing equipment and electrical equipment which of necessity will
be lying on the floor in the fencing salle.
MOVING AND HANDLING
Before attempting to lift a load, assess its size and shape and obtain assistance if
required. Check there is sufficient space to make the lift and space to
re-position the load as required.
Able-bodied volunteers should stand correctly, with a straight back and
chin tucked in, close to the load they are to lift. Feet should be apart with
one foot in front of the other facing the intended direction of travel.
Bend the knees and use legs rather than back as the lifting
power. Ensure good grip on the load before lifting and do not
change grip once carrying.
Do not allow the load to obstruct the field of view and if it is too large, seek
assistance. Set the load down gently keeping back straight and knees bent.