Farnham and Fleet Camera Club Health and Safety Guidelines
In the interests of Health and
Safety Club Members and
Visitors are asked to follow these guidelines.
The chairman or their deputy will
act as Health and Safety
Officer for each meeting. The duties of the Health and Safety Officer
include checking that these guidelines are followed.
- At the beginning of each meeting, those in attendance
should be made aware of the location of emergency exits, of any planned
fire alarm tests, and of the assembly point should evacuation be
Safety. All mains equipment belonging to the
club is tested for electrical safety on a regular basis. Club members
and visitors may bring their own equipment for use in meetings, but
they should ensure that such equipment is only used via a Residual
Current Device (normally the plug in our large extension lead). This device should be tested
Cabling. The electrical cabling for
computers, projectors and the lightbox constitutes a trip hazard.
Whenever possible, these devices should be connected to the power
socket at the side of
the hall, passing the cables underneath the
chairs. When setting up the lightbox in the centre of the hall, the
cables should be properly secured to the floor to minimise
All those attending meetings must sign the attendance book before the
meeting starts. Anyone who leaves early must sign out in the book.
extinguishers. The hall has 2 fire extinguishers that are
serviced annually. One extinguisher is beside the stage and the other
in the billiard room which also has a fire blanket. Anyone who decides
to use these in the event of a fire should be fully conversant with the
operation and use of such equipment. Members with these skills are:
- Fire Exits.
Access to the fire exits must remain clear at all times. Care must be taken when
constructing the print stands not to obstruct these exits.
In the event of a fire all members and visitors should leave the
building by the fire exits and go to the assembly point.
point is in the car park, adjacent to the scout hut.
- Fire Procedure.
In the event of a fire, the Health and Safety Officer will assess the
situation to determine what can be done safely. Members of the
committee who are present will assist the Health and Safety Officer to
do the following:
- direct all members and visitors out of the fire exits
in a safe and orderly manner
- if the fire can be tackled safely, deploy the fire
equipment to do so
- collect the attendance list and take it to the assembly
- if it is possible in safety, ensure that the hall,
kitchen are clear of people before leaving the building.
When setting up the projector in the central aisle, sufficient space must be left
beside the projector to allow easy access to the fire
exits at the front of the hall.
there is a need to stand on chairs for example when erecting projection
facilities. Common sense should be used and a helping hand should be
given to anyone standing on a chair. Tables should not be stood on.
- Print stands.
Care should be taken when erecting or dismantling these to avoid
injuring others with the ends of the sticks.
- Chair Rack.
Chairs must be stacked correctly on the rack (seats facing inwards !),
to prevent them causing injury to other hall users.
Lighting. If any of
the exterior lights are observed not to be working when exiting the
building, the Health and Safety Officer should be informed.
- First aid.
There is a first aid kit on the window sill in the kitchen. The
qualified first aiders in the club are:
Services. If it is necessary to call emergency services,
the address of the hall is:
Surrey GU9 0HN (use GU9
OHL for satnav)
The hall Letting Officer is Mrs Lorraine Martin (tel.01252-722848).