RISK ASSESSMENT 4/12/13 Paul Gray,
It should be noted that Gordonians
Cricket Club (GCC) have no ownership of any facilities other than a
part financial interest in the storage shed at Countesswells next to
the outdoor nets, and full ownership of the electronic scoreboard and
bowling machine stored in the shed.
This is the property of Robert
Gordons College and the maintenance of the facilities is the
responsibility of the staff employed by the College. The Head
Groundsman is responsible for ensuring the safe working conditions of
At the time of the assessment both
cricket pitches and the outfields were in excellent condition other
than maintenance work being required on the area on the main square
from which the old artificial wicket had been removed. The Wendy
House was also in good condition and no risks were identified.
The outdoor nets have suffered storm
damage and will require maintenance before being used. The Head
Groundsman is aware of this and will rectify.
The storage shed is in good
condition but users should note that when the electronic scoreboard
is in it, it is cramped, and care should be taken when moving within
The electronic scoreboard and the
bowling machine are in good condition and should pose no risk to
users if they follow operating instructions.
The Pavilion, changing areas,
showers and kitchen area are in excellent condition and no risks were
identified providing they are used in an appropriate manner.
The Car Park next tp the artificial
pitch should be used entirely at the risk of the car owners
themselves. It is obvious that any car parked there may be at risk of
being hit by a cricket ball and GCC accepts no responsibility for any
damage caused to cars parked there.
RGU Sport is used for GCC training.
It is not designed for cricket practice and does not have cricket
nets. Users should pay attention to ensure that they watch the ball
in play to ensure they are not hit by the ball.
EXTERNAL GROUNDS and FACILITIES
GCC are not responsible for the risk
assessment of away facilities and would expect this to be a
consideration of the Home Club. We would however expect our Captains
to decline to play if an obvious risk to safety is identified.
If we are a Home side at a ground
other than Countesswells, we would expect the body granting the hire
to have conducted a risk assessment. Captains should decline to play
if an obvious risk to safety is identified and this should be brought
to the attention of any ground staff. If no staff are to hand, it
should be notified to the Club Secretary who will contact the ground