Health & Safety Policy

Loweswater and Brackenthwaite Agricultural Show Ltd (The Company) is fully committed to the prevention of accidents and any damage to the environment.  To achieve this objective, the Show will follow a Health and Safety Policy to ensure, so far as is reasonably practical that:

•              All personnel fully understand their role and responsibilities for the management of hazards.

•              Those with delegated roles are competent in those roles.

•              Processes are used to identify hazards and risks.

•              Procedures and instructions are in place for safe operation.

•              Plans are prepared, tested and reviewed for foreseeable problems.

•              The implementation of this policy is audited and reviewed annually

•              The full Policy will be kept in the Secretary’s Tent for inspection.

The Company will ensure that this policy is understood, implemented and maintained such that all members and guests (where permitted) have full awareness of the policy. All persons have a duty of care, that duty extends to self protection, protection of the general public, not to cause injury or suffering to farm animals and to safeguard the property of both the Company and also that of landowners. Following changes in the way insurance companies manage liability claims, our insurers will require the Company to advise them immediately following any incidents in which they may have an interest, particularly incidents involving personal injury. In order to comply with these changes, any person who is involved in an incident must immediately report the circumstances to the General Secretary.