First Aid

DEFIBRILLATOR
The Club has a defibrillator which is located inside the Men’s Locker Room on the right hand side of the entrance door.

FIRST AID BOXES
First aid boxes are available in the following locations:
• Course: Green Keepers Shed
• Course: In Cabinet (Shipping Container) in the Yard
• Clubhouse: Professional’s Shop
• Clubhouse: Behind the Bar
• Clubhouse: In the Kitchen



FIRST AIDERS
The following staff are trained as First Aiders:
• Chris Walker Green Staff
• Glenn Salters  Green Staff
• Grahame Garland Clubhouse
• Michelle Gray Clubhouse

Emergency Action Plan

INTRODUCTION
The following emergency procedures have been drawn up to assist anyone involved in an incident at the Gosforth Golf Club, and to ensure the safety of Members and Visitors to the Club. It is the responsibility of ALL Members and visitors to comply with the Emergency and Fire Procedures as detailed on notices displayed throughout the Clubhouse and on the Course.

EMERGENCIES ON THE COURSE
It is recommended that groups of players arrange for one person to carry a mobile phone in their golf bag (switched to silent) in order to make a telephone call in an emergency.
The actions recommended for incidents on the course are:-

  • In an emergency DIAL 999 and give the Operator the Club Post Code NE3 5ER
Then contact one of the following:-
  • PROFESSIONAL's SHOP 0191 285 0553
  • SECRETARY 0191 285 3495
Provide the following information:-
  • Details of the incident or illness
  • The exact location of the casualty
  • The optimum access route for Emergency Service vehicles i.e. from the Clubhouse or from Heathery Lane.

LIGHTNING
It is the player’s own responsibility to discontinue play when, in his/her opinion, a danger from lightning exists. In the event that a player is out on the golf course when lightning is about then the following safety considerations are advised:
  • Keep as low as possible and ideally crouch down in the nearest bunker
  • Leave your golf equipment where it is and move away from it.
Do not:-
  • Stand near golf clubs or trolleys
  • Shelter under trees or on high ground
  • Make your way off the course or to shelters by walking under trees
  • Use a mobile phone – make sure it is switched off
  • Put up your umbrella under any circumstances

FIRE IN THE CLUBHOUSE/GREEN KEEPERS SHED
Emergency Instructions
1. If you discover a fire inside a Club buildings:
  • Immediately activate the nearest fire alarm.
  • If possible, try to put out the fire using a fire extinguisher without taking personal risks.
2. If you hear the fire alarm:-
  • Leave the building by the nearest available exit route
  • Proceed to the Assembly Point in the Visitor’s Car Park.
3. Escape routes:
  • Escape routes are indicated thus:-
  • All external doors may be used as escape routes
4. Fire-fighting equipment:-
  • Fire-fighting equipment is located in circulation areas and near fire exit doors.

5. Duties & Identities of people with specific responsibilities in the event of fire:-
On hearing the alarm in the Clubhouse the Club House Manager or duty bar person will usher Members and Visitors out of the building towards the Assembly Point. He or she will ensure:-

  • Their areas are cleared of people (including the disabled toilet).
  • The Visitor’s Book is collected on the way out.
  • The Emergency Services have been called.
  • A roll call is taken to check that everyone known to be in the building(s) is out.
  • No-one re-enters the building(s) until advised that it is safe to do so by the Senior Fire & Rescue Officer present.
On hearing the alarm in the Green Keepers Shed, if present the Head Greenkeeper, Deputy Head Greenkeeper will usher greens staff and visitors out of the building towards the Assembly Point. He will ensure that:-
  • The Emergency Services have been called.
  • A roll call is taken to check that everyone known to be in the building(s) is out.
  • No-one re-enters the building(s) until advised that it is safe to do so by the Senior Fire & Rescue Officer present.

6. Arrangements for the safe evacuation of people identified as being especially at risk such as contractors, young persons at work, those with disabilities, members of the public and visitors:-

  • Visitors: The Club House Manager or duty bar person together with anyone hosting a visitor must take responsibility for that visitor and ensure that they leave the building by the nearest exit.
  • Young Persons at Work: Any young person employed at the Club under the age of 18 years e.g. Dining Room waiting staff, should not hold any responsibility for fire evacuation and must be treated the same as a visitor to the Club. 
  • Contractors: Must be given information about fire procedures and leave the building at the nearest exit.
  • People with disabilities: The Club House Manager or duty bar person will ensure such individuals are evacuated.

7. Calling Emergency Services

  • On hearing the fire alarm the Club House Manager or duty bar person will Dial 999 and ask for the Fire and Rescue Service or other emergency service as appropriate.
  • In the absence of the Club House Manager or duty bar person, any Member may call the emergency services. This may best be achieved using a mobile phone.

8. Procedure for liaison with the Emergency Services on their arrival and notifying them of any specific risks e.g. location of highly flammable materials:-

  • The Club House Manager or duty bar person or Member of the Management Committee (if present) will liaise with the Emergency Services on their arrival.

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