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Constitution, Bylaws, Policies, Procedures, Rules, and Tikanga  

At Tokoroa Golf Club, we have developed a constitution, bylaws, policies, procedures, rules and tikanga pursuant to the fundamental lawful duties and obligations of an incorporated society.  

It is a requirement of membership of the Tokoroa Golf Club Incorporated that those who are, or wish to be, members of the Tokoroa Golf Club Incorporated avail themself of all constitutions, bylaws, policies, procedures, rules and tikanga pursuant to the fundamental lawful duties and obligations of an incorporated society.  

HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICIES

At Tokoroa Golf Club, we have developed a constitution, bylaws, policies, procedures, rules and tikanga pursuant to the fundamental lawful duties and obligations of an incorporated society.

 

See the existing health and safety policies below pursuant to the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and its subsequent amendments.  This Health and Safety page was last edited on or about Tuesday the 29th of August 2023 and contains the current Health and Safety policies of the Tokoroa Golf Club Incorporated.

It is a requirement of membership to the Tokoroa Golf Club Incorporated that members avail themselves of these Health and Safety Policies.  

Policy: Determining if the Hazard is a Significant Hazard and Assessing the Risk.

PURPOSE

  1. Determining if the Hazard is a Significant Hazard

    1. The Health & Safety at Work Act, 2015 requires us to assess hazards based on their ‘significance’.

    2. A Significant Hazard is a hazard that is an actual or potential cause or source of:

      1. Serious harm; or

      2. Harm (that is more than trivial) the severity of whose effects on any person depend on the extent or frequency of the person's exposure to the hazard; or

      3. Harm that does not usually occur, or is not easily detectable, until a significant time after exposure to the hazard Test each hazard with:

        1. Is the hazard an actual or potential cause or source of serious harm?

        2. Is an accident resulting from the hazard likely to cause injuries which would qualify as serious harm?



  2. Risk Assessment

    1. Risk can be described as the chance of something adverse happening when exposed to a hazard (or source of harm). 

    2. Risk is measured in terms of impact or consequences and the likelihood that, that particular event could occur.

    3. If the problem is obvious and the risk of injury is high, act to control the risk immediately in some way, even as an interim measure.  

    4. Then do the research required to assess the risk and decide on the most appropriate control option. 

    5. The following may be useful sources of information to help assess the risks and if a hazard is significant:

      1. Worksafe NZ;

      2. Advocates and Lawyers;

      3. Health & Safety Consultants & Specialists;

      4. Codes of Practice and guidance material; NZ Standards;

      5. Health Providers Occupational Health Nurses, Doctors and Therapists;

      6. Certified Persons;

 

  1. Risk assessment is a term used to describe the overall process or method where you:

    1. Identify hazards and risk factors that have the potential to cause harm.

    2. Once identified, you need to analyse and evaluate the risk associated with that hazard.

    3. Then you can simply decide how likely it is that a harm could occur and what the resulting harm is likely to be.

    4. Once the risk has a rating it can be used to determine which hazard should take priority over another in terms of deciding what to do and when.

    5. This process is carried out by applying the rating scale below:



  1. Risk Assessment Procedure using a manual system rating table:


    1. The matrix below can be used to rank our significant hazards in terms of high, moderate and low risk. 




OBLIGATIONS

  1. Workers and Contractors:

    1. Obligations pursuant to regulations.

  2. Officers:

    1. Obligations pursuant to regulations.

  3. The Club (Person Consucting a Business or Undertaking):

    1. Obligations pursuant to regulations.

    2. Liability with Civil Proceedings: s. 122 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015.

    3. Liability with Provisional Improvement Notices, Charges, and Adverse Conduct : s. 50 through s. 99 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015.

ACTIONS

Actions identified to implement this policy and for the club to meet their fundamental lawful obligations and duties are as follows:


  • Set up the structures of monitoring all elemens of risk and hazard on site.

  • Audit on a regular basis theses systems, controles, and approaches to ensure they are fit for purpose and reasonably practicable.

  • Engage workers in the audit or policy development process.

  • Engage stakeholders in the audit or policy development process.

  • Install the relevent controls.

  • Finish and update the Health and Safety Policy Database.

  • Train officers, workers, and members on how to engage in the Health and Safety System.

WORKER ENGAGEMENT OUTCOMES

In Progress.

STAKEHOLDER SUBMISSIONS

In Progress.

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