Sectors

Sport, Recreation & Leisure

We can help sports, recreation and leisure facilities manage their health and safety more effectively.

Our team of Chartered Health and Safety Practitioners have worked with a wide range of sport, recreation and leisure venues such as Chester Zoo, London Zoo, Zip World, Liverpool FC and Bolton Wanderers FC as well as a number of hotel and cinema chains.

If you manage a sporting venue such as a stadium, a training facility, or leisure centre or even a more specialist destination like a zoo or an adventure park, you will be responsible for making sure that your facilities do not expose your visitors or staff to any potential health and safety hazards.

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While we appreciate health and safety can sometimes seem like just one more thing you have to do, fulfilling your responsibilities is business critical.  If you are not fully compliant it will be difficult to defend any civil claim brought by your staff or your customers.  You could even find yourself facing temporary closure or prosecution and the associated negative reputational and financial impact of both.

You may also need to consider current COVID-19 requirements in order to return to work or remain open safely.

This is where we can help.

We have the expertise to provide the advice and guidance you need to manage your health and safety efficiently and successfully.

Our advice will be sector specific, straightforward, manageable and prioritised so you can deal with the most pressing actions first.

The areas we can help you with include:

  • Conducting risk assessments
  • Appointment as your ‘competent person’ as required by the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations
  • Support with developing your Health and Safety Policy and supporting documents
  • Conducting compliance audits
  • Advice relating to COSHH, handling chemicals and preventing zoonotic diseases
  • Making sure your facility is compliant in the way you manage electricity, gas, water, asbestos, water, lifts and fire safety
  • Helping you deal with COVID-19 so you can continue to operate safely
  • DSE issues
  • Grounds maintenance and managing contractors
  • Manual handling
  • Crowd management and capacity calculations
  • Lone working and preventing violence at work
  • Reviewing your current processes and, if required, updating your internal guides and checklists
  • Providing health and safety training for staff at all levels

We can provide you peace of mind.  We can help make sure that your facility is both compliant with your legislation and as safe as it can be for your employees, visitors and customers.

What should you do next?

If you have any concerns you would like to discuss with our team, please contact David Paveley for a free initial discussion.

If you would like one of our team to come out to your premises to conduct an initial review, please call us on 01302 499050.

If you would like to request a risk assessment or compliance/assurance audit plan, please email David Paveley today.

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