General Statement of Policy
It is the duty of the Moreton Morrell Tennis Court Club Committee to ensure, as far as reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare of employees, volunteers, members and their guests whilst they are present at the tennis club, in compliance with all relevant club rules and legal requirements.
Employees, volunteers, members and guests have a duty to take reasonable care of their own safety and that of other persons who may be affected by their actions or omissions whilst they are at the tennis club or at one of its events. Members of the club must exercise full control and supervision over any children.
Each employee and volunteer will be given such information and instruction as is necessary to enable the safe performance of activities. It is the duty of the committee to ensure that all processes and systems are designed to take account of health and safety and are properly supervised at all times. Adequate facilities and arrangements will be maintained to enable employees, members and guests to raise issues of health and safety. Competent people will be appointed to assist management in meeting the Club’s statutory duties including specialists from outside the Club.
Every employee and volunteer must co-operate with the committee to enable compliance with all statutory duties. The successful implementation of this policy requires total commitment from everybody.
Full details of the organisation and arrangements for health and safety are set out in parts 2 & 3 of the complete document. This policy will be regularly monitored at the 4 committee meetings per year to ensure that the objectives are achieved. It will be reviewed and, if necessary, revised in the light of legislative or organisational changes.
Specific areas of risk are generically identified as contact with a high velocity ball especially on court or around the viewing areas. It is essential that players closely adhere to any instruction given to them by a marker or referee nominated to their match. The Club will not accept any liability for any injury caused by the players’ prerogative not to wear eye protection or neglect to follow such instructions.
The Club’s committee is responsible for ensuring the safety of spectators to the best of their ability, which includes keeping spectators away from netting and displaying suitable signs in the viewing area. All guests should be briefed by their hosts when taking up the game or having a one-off hit as to the inherent dangerous nature of the sport from contact with the ball. The Club and the games’ governing body, the Tennis and Rackets Association hold a current public liability insurance policy to mitigate against any unforeseen event not covered elsewhere within this policy.