Safety Statement & Risk Assessment

Health and Safety (H&S) and Insurance related issues are presenting major challenges for clubs. Clubs are obliged by law to have H&S statements in place and it is also GAA national policy.

Why does your club need to produce a Safety Statement?

·         Under the Safety, Health & Welfare Act 2005 every GAA Club must prepare a Safety Statement

·         GAA National Policy Requirement

·         Funding Requirement

·     Highlights the duties of Club Executive / Members / Employees / contractors to co-operate with health & safety practices within the Club remit.

It should be updated regularly to take account of changing circumstances

What is a Safety Statement?

It is a document which should include:

·         Declaration signed by Club management

·         Hazards identified & risks assessed

·         The protective and preventive measures taken – safeguards taken

·         Plans and procedures for dealing with emergencies / serious or imminent

·         Highlights the duties of employees/volunteers/contractors to co-operate with health & safety practices

·         The names of persons required to perform tasks pursuant to the safety statement – Club Structure

Click click on the link below for our Club Safety Statement & Risk Assessment Register:

Rathcline GAA - Safety Statement and Risk Assessment 2022

What is a Hazard?

A Hazard is anything that can cause harm to a person, place or the environment

How do we conduct a Risk Assessment?

·         Identify the hazards

·         Decide who might be harmed and how?

·         Evaluate the risks and decide on precautions

·         Record your findings and implement them

·         Review your assessment and update if necessary


Rathcline GAA Safety Statement should be read in conjunction with the Club Risk Assessment Register. Both documents complement each other in terms of content and associated explanations.

Rathcline Public Relations Officer,
2 Jun 2022, 10:38