Health and Safety Policy Statement
As the committee of Llanddarog and District Show, we recognise that by arranging and hosting an agricultural and horticultural show presents EHS risks. Our aim is to ensure that incidents and accidents are prevented and to protect the Health, Safety and Welfare of all exhibitors, stewards, committee members, employees, contractors, the general public and all persons who may be affected by the site’s undertakings. This general policy statement provides a commitment and intent to comply with the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and to promote industry best practice. To ensure the principles of health and safety are clearly understood by those involved in the operation of Llanddarog and District Show, the Society is committed to carrying out the following;
• Demonstrate through actions and instil in all teams, the stated priorities of:
Safety, Health, Environment, followed by routine show deliverables.
• Use the Association of Show & Agricultural Organisations (ASAO) and the ‘The Event Safety Guide’ published by the HSE as guidance towards best practice and adopt their culture by implementing our EHS Policy and management system.
• Complying with Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and all relevant health and safety legislation, industry best practice and other agreements on health and safety and other requirements to which the society subscribes
• Providing and maintaining safe plant and equipment and implementing safe systems of work
• Promote a proactive culture in Health and Safety amongst all who represent the show society and seek full understanding and participation in all H&S programs.
• Believe that good health and safety practices complement a successful show event – good safety standards promotes a positive reputation for all patrons, associates and exhibitors.
• Assessing the risks to the safety and health of our employees, volunteers and others who may be affected by our activities and implementing controls to minimize those risks
• Ensure that Committee officials and section chief stewards have the prime responsibility for health and safety and they demonstrate this obligation through their actions.
• Ensure that all committee members, stewards and those providing services during show day will co-operate within the safety function, observe health and safety rules and take all reasonable steps to guard their own and all others health, safety and welfare.
• Health and safety will be the prime consideration in the planning, preparation, execution, show day undertakings, show concert arrangements and show field clean up
• Due diligence in the monitoring and auditing of health and safety of those providing trading, catering, exhibition or features for public enjoyment
• Continually improving our health and safety management
• Ensuring the necessary resources in the form of finance, equipment, personnel and time to ensure the health and safety of our employees, stewards, volunteers and others involved in the operation and participation of the Show. Seeking expert help where the necessary skills are not available within the Society
The overall responsibility for compliance with the Llanddarog and District Show’s Health and Safety Policy rests with the Show Chairman.