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					SAWTRY LEISURE CENTRE                                             21st MAY 2008
MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
       MANAGEMENT OF HEALTH AND SAFETY AT LEISURE CENTRES
        (Report of the Leisure Centres Health and Safety Co-ordinator)
1.         INTRODUCTION
1.1.       This report outlines the areas of essential work being undertaken by
           the Leisure Centres Health and Safety Co-ordinator since the last
           meeting of this Committee.
2.         ESSENTIAL WORK
2.1.       This period has been used for the completion of the tasks identified at
           the meetings of the Officers responsible for health and safety at each
           site. This has involved the,
           • continued completion of the Centres health and safety training
                plans,
           • monthly review of the bacteriological pool test readings as well as
                the general water balance and chlorine levels,
           • review of the Centres sports equipment set-up procedures,
           • completion of the annual electrical portable appliance testing,
           • completion of the inflatable annual testing and servicing,
           • review of the use of inflatables by non swimmers and arm band
                wearers,
           • completion of the 2 yearly water services risk assessments,
           • arrangement of the annual pool cover service inspections, and
           • review of the sunbed user permissions to confirm compliance
                with current industry recommendations.
2.2.       Confirmation of successful submissions for the RoSPA Gold
           Occupational Health and Safety Award were received for Huntingdon,
           Ramsey, Sawtry and St Neots Leisure Centres. This award
           recognises the achievement of a very high standard of safety and
           health at work over a four-year period. Evidence had to be provided
           of a good safety management system, along with a consistently good
           or improving accident/injury performance.

2.3.       Attendance on a Designated Child Protection Officers and Child
           Safeguarding train the trainer’s course was undertaken this will allow
           the delivery of future courses in-house.

2.4.       An update seminar was attended by all of the defibrillator trainers at
           Hinchingbrooke Hospital.

2.5.       Quest assessment interviews were attended for both St Neots and
           Sawtry Leisure Centres’.

2.6.       The continuation of in-house first aid training provision has seen the
           following courses delivered,
           • one First Aid at Work course,
           • one First Aid at Work Renewal course, and
           • three Emergency Aid courses.
3.     QUARTERLY ACCIDENT REPORT

3.1.   This report has been produced using the same format and criteria
       that are used for the District Council Safety Committee accident
       report. This report reviews all employee accidents and all accidents
       where the condition of the premises, the level of service, supervision
       or tuition provided may have contributed to the cause.

3.2.   No accidents involved Centre employees.

3.3.   Thirty nine non-employee accidents were reported during the period.
       Six accidents were not caused as a direct result of taking part in an
       activity; these have been listed in Appendix 1 and any remedial action
       taken has been detailed.

4.     RECOMMENDATION

4.1.   Members are requested to note the contents of this report.

       Contact Officer: Pete Corley,
                        Leisure Centres Health and Safety Co-ordinator
                           (01480) 388269
APPENDIX 1

a) Employee related accident report:

      None

b) Non Employee related accident report:

Rec           Location         Inj/Con                     Cause                         Severity                   Category                         Action Taken
9209 crèche                 Bump         Went to jump into ball pool: fell backwards; F.A. Treatment   Hit something fixed or stationary   Matting around ball pool extended.
                                         hit head on floor
9221 Energy Zone            Cut          Barefoot in energy zone: stood on splinter F.A. Treatment     Hit something fixed or stationary   Energy zone inspected and V-
                                         of glass                                                                                          mopped. All users advised to keep
                                                                                                                                           footwear on at all times.
9236 Sportshall             None         Noticed paint around mouth; said drank      F.A. Treatment    Activity                            CoSHH data sheet consulted –
                                         small amount                                                                                      Water advised and no adverse
                                                                                                                                           reactions observed. Parent
                                                                                                                                           informed.
9294 Wetside Changing Room bump          Walking into cubicle slipped over and       F.A. Treatment    Slipped, tripped or fell on the     Area checked and Squeegeed on
                                         banged elbow                                                  same level                          each occasion.
9385 Wetside Changing Room Back ache     Slipped by lockers                          F.A. Treatment    Slipped, tripped or fell on the
                                                                                                       same level
9427 Wetside Changing Room Bang to head Walking in wetside changing room and         F.A. Treatment    Slipped, tripped or fell on the
                                        slipped on floor                                               same level

				
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