The Russell Society Health & Safety Policy
The aims of The Russell Society include encouraging the study, recording and conservation of mineralogical sites and material. The activities undertaken in pursuit of these aims include many field visits to sites around the country. It is of paramount importance to The Russell Society that these visits are planned and experienced as safe events.
It is the policy of The Russell Society, so far as is reasonably practicable, to ensure that health and safety (H&S) issues as applicable to the Society have been and will be properly addressed.
All members of the Society are to take reasonable steps for the H&S of themselves and others who may be affected by their acts or omissions.
All members of the Society are to co-operate with the Society, so far as is reasonably practicable, to enable the Society to comply with any duty or requirement imposed on it.
In the event of an accident or injury, members of the Society should seek the appropriate medical attention and notify Society officials who will properly document all details.
Any member of the Society can bring to the attention of Society officials any suggestions or ideas which could improve safety and prevent accidents.
Health and Safety documents
The Society has a formal Health and Safety Policy with which all members are required to be familiar and to adhere. The policy is available here.
The Health and Safety Policy is supported by a number of guidance documents and forms which can be downloaded below.
For the use of Field Trip Leaders
Risk Assessment Form
This is a simplified form for the website; a fully interactive version can be obtained from the Vice President. Risks should be classed as High, Medium, Low or N/A