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Health & Safety



Health & Safety


Great Yarmouth & District Athletics Club takes the Health and Safety of its members very seriously. We are obliged through our affiliation to UK Athletics and England Athletics to implement the policies and procedures that they have established.


We encourage all members to familiarise themselves with our Health and Safety Policy as part of their agreement when they sign up as members of GYDAC.


Health and Safety Officer


Great Yarmouth & District Athletics Club has is own Health and Safety Officer dedicated to assist the club with Policies and Procedures, and to support all members of the club from our Athletes to Coaches and Volunteers. Keeping everyone safe is the clubs top priority.

Duties of the Health & Safety Officer


The Health and Safety Officer is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the Health and Safety Policy and associated risk assessments


Typical responsbilities:

  • Develop with the committee a Health and Safety Policy 

  • Implement the Health and Safety Policy by; 

  1. Managing hazards and remove/minimise/isolate hazards by supporting coaches carry out risk assessments 

  2. Ensure all club members and other involved parties are aware of the Health and Safety Policy and how to adhere to the health and safety/emergency procedures. 

  3. Share with the committee any major health and safety issues on a regular basis. 

  4. Report all incident and accident to UK Athletics 


  • Oversee the implementation of the strategies in the Health and Safety Policy 

  • Submit regular reports to the club/group committee.   


You can contact the Club Health and Safety Officer via our email address:

Health & Safety – what we expect from our members


Health and Safety is everyone’s responsibility to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all those who participate in club activities.  We expect all athletes, coaches and volunteers to familiarise themselves with our Health & Safety Policy. 

If you deem the actions of a member towards another member to be unsafe or inappropriate, please discuss your concerns with a member of the committee or contact the Health & Safety or Club Welfare Officer (CWO) directly so the committee can discuss any action (if any) that needs to be taken.

You can contact the Health and Safety Officer or Club Welfare Officers via our email address or submit a concern via our reporting form. 





The purpose of these policies is to demonstrate the commitment of UK Athletics and the four Home Counties Athletics Federations to build a safer future in athletics for everyone.

Download a copy of the GYDAC HEALTH & SAFETY POLICY

Download a copy of the TRACK ETIQUETTE POLICY



Should you need to report an Accident, Incident or Near Miss this can be reported on the below form and submitted to the Health & Safety officer by emailing:


Once you have submitted your completed Accident Reporting Form the clubs Health & Safety Officer will be in touch with you to gather any additional information and discuss next steps as appropriate.

The clubs Health & Safety officer will log your accident / incident / near miss with the club and also with UK Athletics as appropriate.

All information submitted will be kept in the strictest of confidence and only shared with those on a ‘need to know’ basis. 

All information gathered is governed by Gt Yarmouth & District Athletics Club GDPR Policy.

Remember – 

In an Emergency please contact 999 or 101

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