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NRSC Health and Safety Annex 11

Purpose of this document:

To advise on Health and Safety when refuelling, starting and using the generator.

General statement of risk:    


Risk of harm to arms, legs and other parts of the body from machinery: slips, trips and falls; risk from fuels and oils.

Useful sources of guidance; references; relevant legislation:


The  What3Words location of the Anchorage (upriver quay heading) is downward superhero dame.

Detailed information:


A minimum of two people should be at the Anchorage during any work of this nature. Operatives must be physically fit to manage equipment safely and have satisfied Boatswain and or Coxswain of competence. Work is only to be executed with the knowledge of the Boatswain and/or one of the two Coxswains. Operatives must have received premises induction. Boatswain contact number: 07410 379 996 (Flatman); Coxswains: 07774 797 173 (Gray); 07777 630 273 (Evans)

Recommendations for safety/best practice:


Before commencing work, inspect plant for faults and damage; report any to Boatswain/Coxswain. When refuelling, the generator, open the storeroom door and replenish the petrol carefully, avoiding spillage. Return fuel can to the store and re-lock it. Please follow starting and running instructions attached to the generator. Risk of injury if starting using pull-cord in confined space.

What to do in an emergency or when Club action is needed:


First Aid kits are situated prominently inside the Anchorage together with a list of First Aiders. Operatives must be aware of the emergency, coastguard and ambulance calling procedure, also displayed prominently and highlighted in premises induction. Fire extinguishers and life buoys must be in position before commencement. At least one mobile phone should be available and in working order.

Who to contact in relation to this Annexe:    


Boatswain 07410 379 996

Date agreed by Committee:


17 February 2021

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