Health and Safety Policy for Golfers & Staff at Woodbury Park

Woodbury Park

WOODBURY PARK HOTEL & GOLF CLUB HEALTH & SAFETY ON THE COURSES AND DRIVING RANGE

INTRODUCTION

This sheet provides an assessment of the risks identified for players and staff at Woodbury Park Hotel and Golf Club (WPHGC) on the golf courses.

In the case of an emergency call the Golf Pro Shop on 01395 233500 or the Emergency Services on 999 (the postcode is EX5 1JJ) and inform the Pro Shop team.

PLAYERS ARE EXPECTED TO BE AWARE AT ALL TIMES OF DANGER TO OTHERS AND TO THEMSELVES; CARE MUST BE TAKEN AT ALL TIMES TO AVOID ACCIDENTS OR INJURIES TO ONESELF AND TO OTHER PLAYERS, OR STAFF FIRST AID BOXES WILL BE FOUND IN THE PRO SHOP, BAR AREA, OFFICES AND HOTEL RECEPTION

All accidents MUST be reported ASAP to a member of the WPHGC staff for entry into the Accident book.

The Oaks Course

The Golf Course Risk Assessment is carried out on a hole by hole basis. As a general rule, players should not strike a golf ball when there is a risk of striking another player, member of the Green Staff or a member of the public.

Blind Tee Shots: 2nd (carry over hill from marker post), 9th (depression in fairway before fairway bunkers), 17th (depression in fairway)

Other blind shots: 2nd(dogleg approach to green), 7th(into green), 9th(shot over fairway bunkers), 17th(shot from depression to green)

Adjacent fairways: A deviant ball can carry to adjacent fairways /tees and greens on many holes particularly on the back 9, please shout FORE.

Steep Banks /Ditches: 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 9th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th

Lakes and Ponds: Lakes/Ponds feature on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 8th, 9th, 12th, 13th and 18th. The water in the lakes, which may have steep slippery slopes, is deep and may have silt deposits.

Players MUST NOT under any circumstances retrieve balls from any lakes. Lifebelts are located on the 4th, 8th, 9th, 12th, 13th and 18th Lakes/Ponds

Bridges (slip Hazard): Bridge coverings are liable to be slippery when wet.

Buggies: See Safety Policy

Steps (slip Hazard): Beware of concrete steps around clubhouse and half way house when wet, or in icy conditions. Beware of all wooden sleepers when wet. Please use the steps where provided.

Public Footpaths: Players must give way to the public using a footpath.

Out of Bounds: Players MUST NOT retrieve golf balls from any out of bounds area surrounding the boundary of the course.

Toilets: There are Ladies and Gents toilets situated underneath the Half Way House.

Other Health & Safety Considerations

1) Fertiliser and Insecticides etc. on the ground. Do not lick golf balls or fingers. A Notice by the Pro Shop and 1st Tee will advise when spraying is in progress. Players are advised to take heed of the warnings and protect themselves.

2) Footwear: Ensure that you are wearing suitable footwear, you have a responsibility to yourself to avoid slipping on slopes and other awkward places. WPHGC recommend the use of metal spikes in golf shoes.

3) Green Keeping Staff: Green Keeping staff have priority at all times. Always make sure that they are aware of your presence before you play your shot. The Green staff are instructed to signal you when it is safe to play.

The Acorns Golf Course

The Golf Course Risk Assessment is carried out on a hole by hole basis. As a general rule, players should not strike a golf ball when there is a risk of striking another player, member of the Green Staff or a member of the public.

Blind Tee Shots: 1st (carry over hill to green)

Other blind shots:

Adjacent fairways: A deviant ball can carry to adjacent fairways /tees and greens on many holes, please shout FORE.

Steep Banks /Ditches: 2nd, 3rd, 9th

Lakes and Ponds: Lakes/Ponds feature on the 2nd, 4th, 9th. The water in the lakes, which may have steep slippery slopes, is deep and may have silt deposits.

Players MUST NOT under any circumstances retrieve balls from any lakes. Lifebelts are located on the 2nd and 4th Lakes/Ponds Bridges (slip Hazard): Bridge coverings are liable to be slippery when wet.

Buggies: See Safety Policy

Steps (slip Hazard):: Beware of concrete steps around clubhouse when wet or in icy conditions. Beware of all wooden sleepers when wet. Please use the steps where provided.

Public Footpaths: Players must give way to the public using a footpath.

Out of Bounds: Players MUST NOT retrieve golf balls from any out of bounds area surrounding the boundary of the course.

Toilets: There are Ladies and Gents toilets situated in the Club House. Other Health & Safety Considerations

1) Fertiliser and Insecticides etc. on the ground. Do not lick golf balls or fingers. A Notice by the Pro Shop and 1st Tee will advise when spraying is in progress. Players are advised to take heed of the warnings and protect themselves.

2) Footwear: Ensure that you are wearing suitable footwear, you have a responsibility to yourself to avoid slipping on slopes and other awkward places. WPHGC recommend the use of metal spikes in golf shoes.

3) Green Keeping Staff: Green Keeping staff have priority at all times. Always make sure that they are aware of your presence before you play your shot. The Green staff are instructed to signal you when it is safe to play.

The Driving Range and Short Game area

Persons under the age of 13 MUST NOT use the Driving Range or Short game area without appropriate adult supervision; this includes crossing the lane to access both areas.

Persons using the Golf Driving Range and Short game area are expected to be aware at all times of danger to others and themselves. Care must be taken at all times to avoid accidents or injuries to themselves or others who may be present.

When using the Driving Range please ensure that you stop hitting shots if it is clear that you are hitting errant shots out of the range area, in particular towards the Green Keeping compound on the right or over any boundary fence

The use of Golf Buggies

Please see the Golf Buggy Safety Policy for more details

Inclement weather and Suspension of Play

Players should protect themselves in Health and Safety matters especially should there be a danger from lightning. Rule 6-8 of the Rules of Golf makes it quite clear that a player is entitled to discontinue play if the player believes that there is a danger from lightning.

Please see the Adverse Weather Policy for more details