2023 Volunteer Registration and Health & Safety Policy Statement Form

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Health & Safety at Work Etc. Act 1974

Safety Policy Statement

The Under 17 Car Cub Charitable Trust and its subsidiary U17 Drivers Pathfinder Limited (hereinafter referred to as ‘Pathfinder’) is committed to discharging their obligations under the Health & Safety at Work Etc. Act 1974, the Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999 and all other relevant statutory legislation.

We will seek to provide a healthy & safe working environment for all of our Students, Accompanying Adults, Officials, Visitors and Guests (hereafter referred to as Attendees) and will endeavour to ensure the safety of all others who could foreseeably be affected by activities under our control.

Particular attention will be paid to the provision and maintenance of:

  • Equipment and systems of work that are safe and minimise risk.
  • Safe arrangements for the use, handling, storage & transport of articles, goods and substances.
  • Sufficient information, instruction, training & supervision to enable all Pathfinder Attendees to avoid hazards and contribute positively to their own safety & health at work.
  • Places of operation that are safe and without unacceptable levels of risk.
  • Adequate welfare facilities.

To achieve a high standard of health & safety, the active co-operation of all Pathfinder Attendees is essential. Pathfinder Attendees are reminded of their own duties under the law:

  • to take care of their own safety and that of other persons,
  • to co-operate fully with Pathfinder so as to enable them to carry out their responsibilities successfully.

The Organisation, Responsibilities and Arrangements to enable the Policy on Health & Safety to be effective are contained in the attached document.

This policy and associated documents will be revised annually, or after any significant change to Pathfinder or legislation likely to affect the Policy.

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Why should I sign this?

  1. The risk assessments we have drawn up are designed to help safeguard your health and safety at Pathfinder events. They explain how the risks are controlled and tell you who is responsible.
  2. You have a duty to take care of your own and other people’s health and safety. You are confirming that you will co-operate with Pathfinder to implement the controls listed.
  3. It will enable Pathfinder to track that everyone has read and understood the risk assessments.

What could happen if I refuse to sign the form?

If you feel unable to sign the form, you should inform the Course Leader, Directors of Pathfinder or John Beckford in writing of why you are refusing to sign it. We may be able to help! If you refuse to sign the acknowledgement form and fail to give a valid reason why:

  1. Your rights to our safety standards could be affected, as you haven’t signed to say you accept them!
  2. Your right to legal support in the event of an accident could potentially be affected.
  3. There is a possibility that you may be prohibited from undertaking certain activities if you can’t agree to work safely.
  4. Refusing a ‘reasonable request’ from Pathfinder could potentially lead to you being asked to leave the Venue immediately.

Additional Information

  1. If you believe the precautions are inadequate and putting anyone’s health and safety at serious risk, then you need to report that immediately.
  2. The document gives you personal backing as our standards are clearly defined. If you are requested to act outside of these standards, you should raise the issue with John Beckford.
  3. We want our staff to be happy with the documents – they will be reviewed on an annual basis and all reasonable suggestions for improvement will be taken into consideration.