Health and Safety Policy


If a defibrillator is needed urgently, dial 999.

Locations of defibrillators in Southwell and surrounding villages (2024).

Health and Safety Policy

Health and safety are everyone's responsibility.

The following guidelines have been formulated by the Committee to ensure, as far as possible, the safety of club members and the general public during club training runs.

  • Reflective vests must be worn from 01 October to 31 March.
  • The session leader should ensure a mobile phone and a mini first aid kit is available during every club session
  • A nominated whipper-in should stay at the back of the group during all training sessions
  • The session leader and whipper in should be in regular communication until the session has finished 
  • Abide by the Highway Code
  • Be aware of other road users and pedestrians to ensure that we do not cause a nuisance or inconvenience
  • Face oncoming traffic whilst running on roads without adequate pavements
  • If you have to run on the road no more than two abreast and single file if necessary
  • Avoid overtaking on the road if there’s traffic coming
  • Allow faster runners off first on busy roads to avoid unnecessary overtaking and straying off pavements
  • Avoid congregating on corners or at junctions between training efforts
  • Club training sessions during the dark winter nights must be run in well lit areas for obvious safety reasons
  • In the event of a large turnout during running evenings it may be necessary to split into two groups, until the first effort point or what is considered a safe congregation point
  • In the event of an adverse incident, the session leader should be informed, an a response co-ordinated by them to include any member's present who may be competent to assist 
  • The wearing of 'In Case of Emergency' information is required when running with the club.

The Committee’s agreed areas to be avoided as unsuitable for training efforts during hours of darkness are:

  • Burgage Lane
  • Ropewalk
  • Hopkiln Lane (except that part bordering the Glenfields block)
  • Kirklington Road (except that part bordering the Glenfields block)
  • Lane leading to Brackenhurst Equestrian Centre