Health & Safety

HEALTH & SAFETY

BOULCOTT’S FARM HERITAGE GOLF CLUB

MARCH 2021

Boulcott's Farm Heritage Golf club is committed to providing and maintaining a safe and healthy environment for all employees, members, contractors, and visitors.

Safe working practices have been adopted for this course and all players are asked to note the following procedures to prevent injury to staff and players from golf balls and equipment.

A golf course can be a hazardous environment and players must remain vigilant at all times to prevent accidental injury to themselves and others.

Clubhouse

1. The clubhouse is designed with large open spaces, but please take care when carrying parcels or goods.

2. Care should be taken when carrying drinks and food to your table, especially hot liquids.

3. First aid kits are located in the proshop and kitchen.

4. A defibrillator is located just inside the main doors to the club house.

5. A civil defence emergency kit is located in the mens locker room.

6. In the unlikely event of a fire or emergency alarm – all visitors must vacate the building immediately and follow the directions of the Fire Warden or BFHGC staff.

Course

Carts

1. Persons under 18 years of age or those without a drivers licence are not permitted to drive golf carts.

2. Be aware of green staff and workmen on and around the course – take care when approaching any work areas and keep a reasonable distance when driving a golf cart in their direction.

3. All instructions, as displayed on the golf carts, must be adhered to.

4. All golf carts are to be driven with care, not driven close to or on the greens, bunkers or tee areas.

5. Particular care should be taken when travelling. Extreme care is required at all times.

6. Please be careful to look for traffic when crossing the road used by external contractors (13th Hole, 6th Hole, Driving Range and walking to the first tee.)

7. All golf carts are driven at the driver’s risk. Incident reports are available and should be completed within 24 hours of any incident or accident. Once submitted an incident or injury may result in further investigation.

Players

1. Course employees always have the right of way.

2. Golfers are expected to take reasonable precautions to ensure the safety of all people on the course, and observe all notices on course.

3. Players must call FORE if their ball is heading towards another person.

4. Players are to take care when travelling between holes that cross over other holes.

5. Please note Boulcott’s Farm Heritage Golf Club clubrooms are a SMOKE FREE facility.

10. All near misses, incidents and accidents are to be reported to the ProShop ASAP.

Work Risks

Course employees always have the right of way.

Fairway and rough maintenance

· Players must wait for an approaching vehicle or mower to pass behind, or out of range, before playing their shot. Alternatively, players may be called on by the operator to play on.

Greens maintenance

· If a green is being worked on by staff, and the flagstick is not in the hole, players are not to hit up to the green until the flagstick is replaced and the green is cleared, or if they have been called up to play on.

Spraying

· Spraying of pesticides, fungicides and other chemicals are an essential part of course maintenance. Warning signs regarding spraying will be displayed at the clubhouse entrance when toxic chemicals are in use. A member or visitor is advised that it is at their own discretion if they choose to use the course on days when chemicals have been applied.