Hayle Runners Health, Safety and Welfare
Jackie O’Keeffe is the Clubs Welfare Officer and should be contacted with any concerns. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org
- Club coaches/leaders are DBS checked
- Hayle Runners has a valid Clubmark Accreditation
- Many of our Coaches and Leaders have First Aid certificates
- Several coaches and Leaders have attended Safeguarding training
- Club coaches count runners out and back to ensure all return safely
- Our typical running routes are risk assessed
- Accidents are reported and recorded if and when they occur
- We keep in touch with Club members who let us know they are injured
- We ask members to wear suitably reflective running gear and /or lights so they can be seen by traffic particularly on dark evenings. If you forget your reflective bib please tell your coach/leader as the club does hold a stock for temporary use. We also sell reflective bibs for £8.If you are interested in purchasing one see Andy on a club night.
- The use of head phones, iPods and other music players is banned on safety grounds in the GP series of races and in many other races too as runners cannot hear safety instructions from marshals. The Club also discourages members from using them during club sessions or at the track.
It’s recommended that all members wear a CramTag, a small token you attach to your running shoe. You can write on it an emergency contact number and any relevant medical information.Cram Tags are available from Jackie.
The Club also encourages members to take water or another fluid (e.g. a sports drink) with them on a run. Even in the rain, and in the winter as well, you can sweat and lose fluids without being aware of it, and it’s important to avoid becoming dehydrated. Hand held water bottles can be obtained from PB running or most sports shops.
Accidents and Incidents
- Stay calm but act swiftly. Is there a danger of further injury?
- Listen to what the injured person is saying.
- Alert the first aider, who should take the appropriate action for minor injuries.
- If necessary, call the emergency services.
- Deal with the rest of the group and ensure they are adequately supervised.
- Do not move someone with major injuries. Wait for the emergency services.
- Contact the injured person’s next of kin.
- Notify Jackie O’Keeffe (Club officer responsible for health and safety).
- Complete an incident/accident form (available from Jackie).
The Club wants to ensure safe running. We ask members to let us know about any medical conditions or allergies and also ask you to confirm that your doctor says it’s safe for you to run. Where relevant we ask you to discuss the situation with your coach. This could be, for example, because of an allergic reaction to penicillin or because of a need to carry medication.