Central Gymnastics Academy (CGA) is strongly committed to the health, safety and welfare of its coaches, volunteers, members and any other persons e.g. visitors, contractors, who enter the CGA’s premises.

This statement of our health and safety policy sets out our main aims and objectives in this area and outlines the ways in which we go about fulfilling these aims and objectives. Our policy statement has been drawn up in the light of BG guidance, statutory health and safety requirements and the common law duty of care.


To support our Health and Safety policy statement we are committed to the following duties:

  •   Undertake regular, recorded risk assessment of CGA’s premises and all activities undertaken by CGA.

  •   Create a safe environment by putting health and safety measures in place as identified by the


  •   Ensure that all members are given the appropriate level of training and competition by regularly assessing

    individual ability dependant on age, maturity and development.

  •   Ensure that all members are aware of, understand and follow CGA’s health and safety policy.

  •   Appoint a competent CGA member to assist with health and safety responsibilities.

  •   Ensure that normal operating procedures and emergency operating procedures are in place and known

    by all members when induction takes place.

  •   Provide access to adequate first aid facilities, telephone and qualified first aider at all times.

  •   Report and record any injuries or accidents sustained during any CGA’s activity or whilst on the CGA’s


  •  Ensure that the implementation of the policy is reviewed regularly and monitored for effectiveness.

▪  Take reasonable care for your own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by what you do or not do.
▪  Co-operate with CGA on health and safety issues.
▪  Correctly use all equipment provided by CGA.
▪  Not interfere with or misuse anything provided for your health, safety or welfare.

The Director of CGA have agreed that this policy is adopted by the management, coaches (both core and casual), volunteers and outside contractors of CGA.

The Director and Senior Management accept their responsibilities  for providing a safe and healthy working environment for all coaches, volunteers, members and any other persons e.g. visitors, contractors, who enter CGA’s premises, who may be affected by their undertakings (in accordance with government legislation).

The organisation at all levels is committed to reduce any risk and meet all legal obligations covering Health and Safety for the benefit of employees and public. The Board of Trustees accept that the safety of CGA users whilst in the facility is the responsibility of the staff on duty, who must work in accordance with current operational procedures and codes of practice.


The Director is responsible for ensuring that all coaches and contractors abide by the Health and Safety policy. Further responsibilities include:

  • Compliance with all relevant Health and Safety legislation

  • Ensuring that adequate induction and training is given to coaches and volunteers

  • Ensuring relevant risk assessments are completed and actions arising from those risk

    assessments are implemented

  • Consulting with coaches on matters relating to safety and health in the workplace

  • Implementing emergency procedures in case of fire or other significant incident

  • Maintaining healthy and safe working conditions

  • Ensuring accidents, incidents and near misses, are reported and recorded

All coaches  (both core and casual), volunteers and contractors are responsible for:
  • co-operating with supervisors and managers on health and safety matters;
  • familiarising themselves with the contents of this policy statement and all related procedures and guidance;
  • not interfere with anything provided to safeguard their health and safety;
  • taking reasonable care of their own health and safety and others that may be affected by their
  • acts or omissions at work, and to act responsibly in regard to possible hazards that may arise;
  • report all accidents, incidents, near misses or health and safety concerns to an appropriate persons

This policy will be brought to the attention of all employees, volunteers and contractors. It will be periodically reviewed.

Reviewed 07/08/2023