Risk Management Guidelines

These notes summarise the key types of risk which the area and club committees or management teams are advised to consider.  General risks are those associated with normal running of the area/club.  Specific risks are associated with one-off events or projects.  In each situation the recommended approach is :

  1. Identify the risks
  2. Minimise the level of risk
  3. Prepare an action plan

Health and Safety   

A Health and Safety assessment should be conducted regularly for month-to-month events, and as required for special events.  In each situation the following should be considered:

  • Lifting and manual handling
  • Working from heights
  • Noise
  • Food and hygiene
  • Fire exits
  • Stacking and storage of furniture
  • Electrical cables and equipment
  • Water on the floor

For more information see Risk Assessment for Venues


Managing general financial risk involves:

  • Ensuring a club has sufficient funds in reserve to cover any contractual undertakings for a minimum of 1 year.
  • Setting club subscriptions and visitor fees in proportion to the expected outgoings.
  • Arranging appropriate insurance cover
  • Preparing and maintaining an appropriate budget for special events or projects, including all expected outgoings balanced by expected income.

Legal and Statutory   

It is inappropriate here to detail all legal and statutory guidelines and laws as these are prone to change.  Government websites should be referred to as appropriate.  Categories of legal  and statutory guidelines which should be considered include:

  • Child Protection
  • Data Protection
  • Health and Safety