THE SABRE TRUST HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY

POLICY AIMS

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.

RESPONSIBILITIES

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.

ACCIDENTS

1. All accidents involving Trustees, Assessors, volunteers and applicants

engaged on Sabre Trust business must be reported and recorded in the

Accident Book.

FIRE

1. All members must familiarise themselves with the location of fire

extinguishers, alarms and exits, whilst attending premises on Sabre Trust

business.

HOUSEKEEPING

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

Chairman.

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.