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The latest legislation affecting greenkeepers

The latest legislation affecting greenkeepers

🕔14:38, 14.Aug 2013

David Mears is the managing director of Highspeed Group. Here, he analyses the plethora of legislation affecting greenkeepers today Washpads Much has been said about the requirement to comply with regulations across the EU and to prevent pollution. It is

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Hard hat warning for golf club employees

Hard hat warning for golf club employees

🕔10:31, 8.Mar 2012

Greenkeepers at a golf club have been told by their local council that they should wear hard hats in what could become a new health and safety issue for clubs. The unnamed golf club has revealed to Brian Butler, health

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How clubs can protect themselves and their golfers from insurance claims

How clubs can protect themselves and their golfers from insurance claims

🕔13:07, 3.Feb 2012

Towards the end of last year, golf clubs, already reeling in the current economic environment, learnt of a legal case that could have financial ramifications for the industry for decades to come. A golfer who was hit in the face

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Safety system for golf clubs launched

Safety system for golf clubs launched

🕔18:40, 24.Jan 2012

A risk assessment system that should make golf clubs safer and prevent them from being sued by injured golfers has been launched. The BIGGA / GCMA Safety Management System, originally set up in 2007, has been completely revamped to make

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Risk assessments can prevent huge payouts for golf injuries

Risk assessments can prevent huge payouts for golf injuries

🕔15:02, 15.Jan 2012

A recent court ruling in the case of a golfer who was blinded in one eye after being struck by a golf ball could have serious implications for golfers, golf club managers and firms who run golfing away days for

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Defibrillators and insurance protection

Defibrillators and insurance protection

🕔16:52, 4.Jan 2012

I am grateful to long-standing GCMA member Martyn Senior for taking up some interesting enquiries on the possible impact using defibrillators would have from the view of a club’s insurers: ‘Dear Keith ‘At the recent GCMA North West meeting the

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The fire prevention measures a golf club should legally have in place

The fire prevention measures a golf club should legally have in place

🕔15:15, 1.Jan 2012

Last year Golf Club Management published an article by Fire Industry Association (FIA) CEO, Graham Ellicott, to discuss the problem of arson to sports’ facilities. and in particular, golf clubs. He noted the suspicious fire in May 2011 that destroyed

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How easy is it to use a defibrillator?

How easy is it to use a defibrillator?

🕔19:01, 31.Dec 2011

It is now recognised that the golf course is the fifth most likely place for anybody to suffer a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). Many golf clubs are therefore now acquiring automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) to make their courses ‘heart safe’,

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What is the law surrounding first aid at work?

What is the law surrounding first aid at work?

🕔18:44, 31.Dec 2011

First aid cover in the workplace is a legal requirement. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) introduced a new set of regulations which came into force on October 1, 2009. What hasn’t changed is the legal requirement to provide adequate

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How does the Corporate Manslaughter and Homicide Act affect golf clubs?

How does the Corporate Manslaughter and Homicide Act affect golf clubs?

🕔17:16, 31.Dec 2011

Had you been in the crown court on February 15, 2011, when Cotswold Geotechnical was prosecuted, you might have found it strange that the dock was empty. The company was there because it is now an offence for a company

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