Health & Safety

The health safety and wellbeing of all members, visitors and the public is paramount at all levels of YFC.

Training

Health & Safety (H&S) legislation, rules and guidelines are always changing.

Are you new to the role of a Club Officer and unsure of your responsibilities and need some help and guidance?

H&S Training is available to any club upon request. Please contact County Office for further details.

Health & Safety Policy

The below Health & Safety Policy documents the steps and procedures in place by Yorkshire Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs, adopted for use and adherence by all affiliated Clubs and Districts.

Risk Assessment Form

Prior to any club meeting, event or activity, a Risk Assessment should be completed. The objectives are to:

  1. Identify the hazards and include covid secure guidelines.
  2. Decide who might be harmed and how.
  3. Evaluate the risks and decide on control measures.
  4. Record your findings and implement them.
  5. Review your assessment and update if necessary.

Please see below example risk assessments to be tailored to your meeting needs.

Incident & Near Miss Reporting

Under Health & Safety Law, any incidents or accidents should be reported, following specified guidance and procedures.

  1. Clubs must report any incidents, accidents or near misses to YFYFC as soon as possible. Please contact the County Office or County Chairman (if out of hours and you need to speak to someone)
  2. The “organiser” (Club, District or YFYFC) must complete an Incident Report Form and submit to YFYFC.
  3. The Incident Report Form will be retained on record by the “Organiser” and YFYFC County Office for future reference.

If required, YFYFC may contact outside bodies, such as the Health & Safety Executive if required by law.

Health & Safety Officer

YFYFC have an appointed Health & Safety Officer (voluntary position).

To contact the H&S Officer, please contact County Office or the County Chairman initially.

Health & Safety Officer: Darren Coates