Health and Safety Policy


To make explicit the procedures in regard to:

  • First Aid Provision 
  • Dealing with an accident/incident (including use of accident forms)
  • Risk Assessments
  • Safety guidelines for cricket

First Aid

  • The club has 5 First Aid kits all kept in cupboard above the sink in the pavilion clearly marked with the words "First Aid" and a green horizontal /vertical cross.
  • There is one large permanent First Aid Kit that should stay in the pavilion.
  • The 4 numbered “mobile“ kits are for use of coaches on away games and should be signed in and out on the sheet on the inside of cupboard door.
  • First Aid kits will be inspected on the first Saturday of each month as part of the Risk Assessment procedures to ensure they are fully stocked.
  • It is our policy wherever practical to ensure all coaches have an up to date Emergency First Aid certificate
  • All coaches to delete their name from the coaching roster when they are not available so that the H & S officer can check a week before hand to ensure that there is sufficient First Aid cover. (All coaches who are First Aid trained will have a cross beside their name)

Dealing With an Accident or Incident

  • Stay calm but act swiftly and observe the situation. Is there danger of further injuries?
  • If there is need to evacuate the premises, on Saturday morning or during a Junior match everyone to assemble on the square and group/team coaches to take a roll to assess that everyone is present.
  • In case of an accident listen to what the injured person is saying.
  • Alert the First Aider who should take appropriate action for minor injuries.
  • In the event of an injury requiring specialist treatment, call the emergency services.
  • Deal with the rest of the group and ensure that they are adequately supervised.
  • Do not move someone with major injuries. Wait for the emergency medics.
  • Contact the injured person's parent/carer.
  • Complete an incident/accident report form which is located in the First Aid cupboard. This information to be shared with the child’s parent/carer and they should sign the Accident Record as proof that they have been informed.
  • All accidents should be recorded in the Accident Record book where blood has been drawn or a child has had to withdraw from normal activities for any period of time.

Stoke Mandeville Hospital A & E: 01296 315000
John Hampden Surgery, Great Missenden 01494 890900

If you are unable to get a mobile signal you can phone from the Public Telephone. Turn left into Ballinger Road. It is situated 130 metres along on the right.

Risk Assessment

  • The nominated Health and Safety Officer will carry out a Risk Assessment on the first Saturday of every month during the cricket season. This will be carried out during the coaching session to ensure all guidelines are being adhered to.
  • The Risk Assessment will include an inspection of the First Aid Kits to ensure they contain all the correct materials.
  • The H & S Officer will present the completed form to the Head Coach who will act on any areas of concern.
  • The Form with details of any remedial action taken will then be forwarded to the Club Secretary for filing.
  • The clubs nominated Health and Safety Officer is SARAH MACIVER

Cricket Safety Guidelines

  • The Club will always adhere to ECB guidelines in respect of Helmets, Fast bowling directives and proximity of fielders to batters.
  • All coaching will be carried out with due regard to health and safety of the participants. Coaches should follow guidelines as laid out in the ECB

Coaches Handbook

  • A notice saying "All U18's must wear a helmet when batting against a hard ball at all times" will