Eye Bach Choir Health and Safety Policy
Statement of Intent
Eye Bach Choir is a registered charity whose objective is to advance, improve, develop, and maintain public education in, and appreciation of music, particularly choral music, in all its aspects by the presentation of public choral and orchestral recitals and concerts.
Eye Bach Choir is committed to providing a healthy and safe environment for all those involved in the activities it organises. This includes but is not limited to: choir members, the Director of Music, accompanist, volunteers, soloists, musicians and audience members.
- Overall and final responsibility for health and safety at all events and activities organised by Eye Bach Choir lies with the Trustees. This responsibility will be delegated to a named individual where appropriate.
- All members of Eye Bach Choir have a duty to ensure that they conduct themselves in a safe manner and that their acts or omissions do not cause harm to themselves or others including other choir members, the Director of Music, accompanist, volunteers, soloists, musicians and audience members. Choir members will be encouraged to bring to the attention of the Trustees any concerns regarding any health and safety issues.
The Trustees will take the following actions:
- ensure that an accurate record of participating choir members is kept for all rehearsals and performances
- ensure that rehearsal and performance venues are visited in advance of their use and assessed for suitability, access and safety
- make arrangements for ensuring, so far as is reasonably practicable, the safety and absence of risks in connection with the use, handling, storage and transportation of articles relevant to the activities of the choir
- ensure that all members of the choir are made aware of specific safety issues at each venue
- ensure that trip hazards are minimised at each venue
- ensure that all in attendance at concerts are made aware of evacuation procedures in the event of a fire alarm or other emergency
This policy and the way in which it operates will be reviewed every 2 years.