Health and Safety Policy - version 3 (2014)
The committee has produced a Health and Safety policy. This is
version 2 - new policy adopted in 2011
We believe that all of us should be involved in staying
If everyone contributes, we will have a better policy and be safer
than if the policy is just a piece of paper that nobody looks at.
Please read and make suggestions for improvements.
There are two main files -
Please make any suggestions for improvement by contacting
- the policy
document, with links to other documents
- the hazards
We all want to enjoy our allotments and remain safe. Trips to
A&E are a nuisance, so the committee is working on a Health and
Safety policy. The draft policy is now available on our website,
along with a hazards checklist. If you have any suggestions for
additions or improvements, please contact the secretary.
In some ways, Health and Safety is what used to be called
“common sense”. However, we all know somebody who seems to
lack “common sense” and will benefit from a gentle reminder.
Some gardening activities are hazardous, so we need to take care
(called risk assessment). Risk assessments need not be
over-complicated, or they will not be read or used. A sample risk
assessment form can be downloaded here.