Health and Safety Policy for North Barrow Community Hall


General Statement of Policy


This document is the Health and Safety Policy of North Barrow Community Hall.


Our policy is to: 


  • Provide healthy and safe working conditions, equipment and systems of work for our employee(s), volunteers, committee members and hirers. 
  • Keep the village hall and equipment in a safe condition for all users. 
  • Provide such training and information as is necessary to staff, volunteers and users. 


It is the intention of the North Barrow Community Hall Committee to comply with all health and safety legislation and to act positively where it can reasonably do so to prevent injury, ill health or any danger arising from its activities and operations. 


North Barrow Community Hall Committee considers the promotion of the health and safety of its employees at work and those who use its premises, including contractors who may work there, to be of great importance. The committee recognises that the effective prevention of accidents depends as much on a committed attitude of mind to safety as on the operation and maintenance of equipment and safe systems of work. To this end, it will seek to encourage employees, committee members and users to engage in the establishment and observance of safe working practices. 


Employees, hirers and visitors will be expected to recognise that there is a duty on them to comply with the practices set out by the committee, with all safety requirements set out in the Conditions of Hire and with safety notices on the premises and to accept responsibility to do everything they can to prevent injury to themselves or others. 


The contents of the first aid box will be regularly checked to ensure that the contents remain available and are in date.


There is a file available to users in the kitchen to note any problems or accidents and to inform a member of the committee.


This policy will be reviewed annually at the first committee meeting following the AGM.


Approved by Committee: November 2023


Review date: November 2024