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it would be prudent to do a risk assessment on the premises and the land around it
you can get help on risk assessments at www.hse.gov.uk
in light of the risk assessment you should place warning signs at the enterance to the site warning people to take care
and giving them notice of the risks on the site
it is not lawful to exclude liability for personal injury to users of your site
Yes, this has been done, no problem with land and only credible risks with the hide are the stairs, a door that can slam to in windy conditions and hinged window flaps that are usually secured in the open position (slight risk of falling)
if someone is injured very seriously and require nursing and medical attention for the rest of their life, claims can reach £5,000,000
stairs require stair rails
doors that slam can trap fingers
I have won quite a few claims where kids fingers have been amputated by doors
both sides of the door, especially by the hinges
so get some finger protectors for the door
and a slow closing mechanism
any risk of falling needs to be addressed and eliminated
kids get everywhere
Stairs do have rails on both sides
make sure the glass is safety glass to be on the safe side
good about the stairs, does it have proper lighting, many claims are about insufficient lighting
if you have 150 members send out them a notice setting out safe use of the site, how t report an accident etc. ask them to sign and return it
nice big sign saying what to do in an accident
is there any water nearby
No lighting at all - or street lights but it is not used in the dark.
ok, fire extinguisher
no smoking signs
Hide is situated close to a river bank, but this is fenced off by the Environment Agency who oen the land
i think thats all from me, any further questions on this issue
keep an inspection of the site, do this regularly
warn people that a river is nearby and to keep a close eye on minors at all times
does the bank side have a life ring?
Thats fine - you are saying that if risks are assessed and catered for then individuals (or the club) should not be liable
a comprehensive risk assessment is the key, from parking up to leaving the site
no, you are still liable but if proper policies and procedures are in place the court may well find that someone was the author of their own loss and reduce the compensation
sometimes by 25, 50 or 75%
very occasionally all of it
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so if the £2m insurance were not enough the club and or members would be liable for any more
if i represented an inured party and the insurance was not going to be enough i would start looking at the committee
and their financial worth
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