Health & Safety

TUNSHILL GOLF CLUB HEALTH & SAFETY DOCUMENT FOR MEMBERS, GUESTS & OTHER VISITORS

INTRODUCTION

In addition to any changes, which are made following reviews of the Club’s risk assessments, which are carried out on a regular basis in accordance with the Club’s Health and Safety Policy, changes are also made as the need arises.

In this respect the Club welcomes Members, Guests and other Visitors bringing to the attention of the Club Secretary any hazards, which they feel, have not been addressed.

All accidents MUST be reported as soon as possible to the Club Secretary.

First Aid boxes are located in the Bar area and the Greenkeepers Shed

 

GOLF COURSE & PRACTICE AREAS

 

The golf course area consists of 9 holes, which provides 18 hole layouts played from different tees.

People playing or walking the Course, which is hilly, or using the Practice Areas, do so at their own risk and are expected to be aware at all times of danger to others and themselves and must not do anything to jeopardize the safety of themselves or others.

Players must not strike a golf ball when there is a risk of endangering another person on the course and must not walk in front of a fellow competitor or partner prior to them playing a shot.

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The following information identifies the main hazards that Golfers, Caddies and Spectators may encounter on the course or the Practice Areas at TUNSHILL Golf Club. It does not contain a definite list of hazards, as by the very nature of the game of golf it is impossible to eliminate risk entirely.

 

General Play

* Players on the holes marked with an asterisk should when necessary leave a ‘sentry’ in sight of players behind or in front, until it is safe for those players to tee off.

 

1st/10th *  People in the dip approx 100yds from the green are out of sight to people on the tee. People on the tee are requested to wait until those people are in sight and walking up to the green.

2nd/11th *  Road on the right of the fairway, players to be aware of Traffic and General Public.

3rd/12th * People in the dip approaching the Green could be out of sight to following players, on the right is the road, be aware of traffic and General Public. Also be aware of shots from the 9th  and 18th tees, as you may be out of sight from those tee boxes. Wait until all people in front are visible and out of range.

4th/13th *  Players to be aware of players on the Green, also general public walking in the dip. These are call through holes and players should wait to be signaled to play by the players in front.

5th/14th Please be aware of players teeing off on the 8th and 17th and people on the fairway to the right may be out of sight. Make sure the green is clear before playing approach shots to the green.

6th/15th  *  Players to be aware of players on the 7th\16th greens. A sentry should be used to watch any blind shots played over the hill on these holes.

7th/16th *  Players to be aware of players on the 6th\15th greens. A sentry should be used to watch any blind shots played over the hill on these holes.

8th/17th  * People over the brow of the hill could be out of sight and in range from the tee box.

9th/18th * Players to be aware of players on the 3rd and 12th green before playing a tee shot. Players in the dip in the fairway may be in range of big hitters.

 

Blind Shots

Depending on the circumstances players on holes with ‘Blind Shots’ should leave a ‘sentry’ in sight of players behind or in front until it is safe for those players to play, or players behind should walk forward to check ahead before playing a shot.

 

Public footpaths

Players are to make themselves aware to General Public if footpaths are in use on Holes 4,5,6,13,14,15.

COURSES

Use of Buggies

Drivers of buggies must have due regard for the safety of others on the course as well as for themselves. Drivers must operate a buggy in accordance with the Conditions of Use

 

Steep Slopes

Care must be taken when walking down and across slopes, especially in slippery conditions. Particularly on the bank on holes 1,3,4,5,10,12,13,14.

 

Adjacent Fairways, Greens, Tees and Practice Areas

A diverted ball or stray shot can carry to adjacent fairways, greens, tees on virtually all holes and to practice areas.   All players must shout FOREwhere such instances could endanger another person on the course.

 

Paths, Steps & Bridges

Where paths, steps and bridges are provided they must be used. Paths steps and bridges must be treated with caution in slippery conditions (e.g. when wet or icy).

 

Holes Made By Animals

The Club endeavors to fill in holes on the course and practice areas where there is a chance of a person being injured.

Any holes noted by players during a round of golf should be noted to the greens keeper.

 

Dangerous Weather Conditions – Lightning / Fog / Ice / Snow and Gales

In summary people should determine themselves whether they consider it is safe to be on the Course or Practice Areas during dangerous weather conditions.

 

See the Appendix for a detailed notice regarding dangerous weather conditions.

 

Practice Areas

 

Large Practice Area

1) In the corner 7th Tee Box practicing players must be aware of players approaching the 9th/18th Green.

 

Small Practice Area  (adjacent to the 1st hole)

On part of this practice area, past the row of conifers there is a possibility of being hit by a diverted or wild shot off the 1st /10th tee or a blind shot played from short of the plateau.

 

Practice Chipping Area (adjacent to 1st hole)

There is a possibility of being hit by a diverted or stray shot to the 1st/10th tee.

 

Other Health and Safety Considerations

 

1) Fertilizers and Pesticides — Notices are displayed on appropriate tee boxes advising when fertilizers and pesticides have been used. Some of these chemicals are toxic so therefore do not lick golf balls or fingers.

2) Footwear — Suitable footwear appropriate for the prevailing weather must be worn on the course at all times. A person on the course has a responsibility to oneself to avoid slipping on slopes and other awkward places.

3) Green keepers — Green keeping staff have priority at all times. Always make sure that they are aware of your presence before you play your shot.

 

GOLFERS INSURANCE

All golfers are advised to make adequate insurance arrangements to cover legal liability for injury or damage caused to another person or their property.

 

CLUBHOUSE – SAFETY NOTICES AND SIGNS

Users of the Clubhouse are requested to familiarize themselves with the Notices and Signs, which are displayed in the Clubhouse in the interest of safety.

 

LIABILITY

Tunshill Golf Club Ltd accepts no liability for any personal injury, loss or damage caused to members, guests or other visitors, or to their personal property while on its premises, including vehicles in the car park and personal property inside the vehicles and personal property in lockers.

 

ENTRANCE TO THE CLUB

Drivers are requested to be careful when entering the car park as there is a speed restriction of 5mph in the car park.