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BOWES AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY POLICY STATEMENTS
HEALTH & SAFETY POLICY
The Bowes Agricultural Society will ensure as far as is reasonably practicable the safety and absence of risk to health of all the Society’s members.
The Society also undertakes its activities in such a way as to ensure, as far as it is reasonably practicable, that persons (not the Society’s members) namely officials, stewards, exhibitors, traders, and members of the public are not thereby exposed to risks to their safety or health.
The Society will bring to the notice of contractors, exhibitors and caterers and other participants in events organised by the society, their duties under the relevant health and safety legislation in respect of the safety and health of their own members and members of the public who may be affected by their activities.
During Bowes Show each steward has a responsibility whilst on duty to take measures as is deemed reasonable to take necessary to take, to ensure the safety of all persons on the show ground. Specialist stewards, i.e. Horse, Cattle, Sheep, Dogs, etc. have special additional responsibilities within their own sections to apply their specialist knowledge to minimise risks to safety. All stewards have the authority to intervene or stop any event, movement of stock or vehicles, demonstration or display, which they consider unsafe.
Good safety is basically straightforward. It requires awareness, common sense and application. If you see something which is unsafe or somebody doing something which could lead to an accident then TAKE ACTION.
CHILD PROTECTION POLICY – POLICY STATEMENT
As one of its the activities the Bowes Agricultural Society seeks to serve the needs of children, promoting their development. In doing so the Society takes seriously the welfare of all children who come onto its venues or who are involved it its activities.
The Society aims to ensure that they are welcomed into a safe, caring environment with a happy friendly atmosphere.
The Society recognises that it is the responsibility of members and volunteers, paid or unpaid, to prevent the physical sexual or emotional abuse of children and to report any abuse discovered or suspected.
and regularly review procedures, which are designed to prevent and to be alert to such abuse.
The Society is committed to maintaining good links with the statutory child care authorities.