Surf Life Saving New Zealand has the health and safety of its members as a core priority. To assist clubs with understanding and fulfilling their responsibilities, SLSNZ is providing some information and documents for clubs to use if they need to for managing their Health & Safety. Most of the components of a Health & Safety system are already in place in clubs, so it is mainly a matter of linking the pieces together via an umbrella strategy and using the information available to manage risks & incidents. The table below shows the four core components of a simple Health & Safety system and the key elements that contribute to them.
|1||An overall Strategy for managing Health and Safety||
|2||Hazard Management - proactively preventing incidents||
|3||Incident Management - recording what has happened to learn from it||
|4||Giving people the skills they need||
Surf Life Saving New Zealand has updated the Club Health and Safety Manual Template - which is an example of a Health and Safety Manual, based on documents developed within NZ. It contains a number of appendices that clubs can 'pick and choose' what is relevant for them.
Feedback on this document is welcomed so please send us suggestions for other useful information to include.
As most people are aware, there are changes to Health and Safety. There are a number of useful documents outlining the changes from organisations such as Sport NZ, Institute of Directors and WorkSafe NZ. Clubs are encouraged to look at this information.
A few useful points to note: