It is important to understand the Health and Safety Policy of the Club
Course Risk Assessment Statement
Members, Guests and Visitors are hereby advised that comprehensive Risk Assessments are regularly carried out on the Course in terms of the Club’s Health & Safety Policy.
In this respect, it is your responsibility as a golfer, caddie or spectator on the course to ensure that you adhere strictly to the following:
• Practicing is strictly limited to the Designated Practice Areas of the Club, which is the area of land to the left of the second Tee.
• You are advised to use all Steps on the course with caution, particularly in wet conditions;
• You are advised to approach all trees and spinneys on the course with caution, particularly during windy or other adverse weather conditions. While the Club has an ongoing program, which addresses the removal of dangerous branches, it is still a requirement for all persons on the golf course to remain vigilant and exercise care.
• You are advised to use caution when going down or up any steep incline on the course, particularly when using golf buggies or trolleys. Adherence to the instructions detailed on hiring a buggie or trolley is also essential in respect of minimising risks in this respect;
Footwear: Ensure that you are wearing suitable footwear – you have a responsibility to yourself to avoid slipping on slopes and other awkward places.
• You are also advised to avoid climbing into drainage ditches wherever possible and caution is also advised when attempting to retrieve golf balls from these hazards.
• You are advised to avoid oral contact with anything that comes into contact with the golf course (including trees, sand, soil and grass), particularly when caution signs indicate that chemicals have recently been sprayed on the course; Do not lick golf balls or fingers. Players are advised to take heed of the warnings and protect themselves.
• In the event that you come across any dead wildlife on the course, you are expressly prohibited from any contact with it and requested to advise a members of the Club Staff, who will deal with it accordingly;
• You are advised to exercise caution at all times on the course in respect of identifying areas where you may be at potential risk of being hit by another golfer’s ball and to follow the advice of cautionary notices to this effect that are placed in particularly high risk areas on the course.
• You are advised to exercise caution when playing to take every precaution to avoid hitting anybody with your golf ball. Particular care should be taken to ensure that players ahead are out of range) and areas where parallel fairways are played in opposing directions;
• Never play a shot unless the players ahead are well out of range. If a miss hit shot is heading in the direction of other golfers, you must shout “FORE!” in a loud voice to alert players of possible danger. If “FORE!” is heard when playing, please take evasive action if possible;
• Golfers must always stand well back behind the player who is playing his shot, both on the tee and on all other areas of the Course. A swinging golf club can be dangerous and can cause damage;
INCLEMENT WEATHER Darkness, rain, fog and ice: During inclement weather, the fact that the course has not been officially closed does not warrant that it is fit for play. Therefore, members and visitors should themselves determine whether they consider it safe to play. Players have a duty of care to behave in such a way that others will not be injured by their actions. They also have a duty of care to ensure that they do not injure themselves
• All golfers must ensure that they are adequately insured in respect of the risks involved with the playing of golf. It is recommended that golfers should be insured against the unlikely event of them being injured or causing injury as a result of an errant shot.
• The greens staff are regularly working on the Course when golf is in progress. Please be careful and courteous to them and ensure that they are aware of and have acknowledged your presence prior to playing in their proximity.
The Green Keeper’s Compound/Buildings: This is a working area and players are not permitted to enter the compound under any circumstances.
All Members, Guests and Visitors are kindly requested to bring to the attention of the Club Manager or Club Professional any hazards they feel have not been addressed.
For a specific detailed assessment click on the link below
See Link /uploads/theydonbois/File/Course Health & Safety.pdf