THE PONY CLUB ASSOCIATION OF NSW

Work Health & Safety

As part of the Associations consultation process the State Office will continue to forward information to all Clubs and Zones, outlining Pony Club’s responsibilities under the Work Health and Safety Act. If you have any queries or ideas that you would like to share please do not hesitate to contact the state office.

Pony Club Association NSW Inc. is already committed to the health and safety of all Members and visitors as demonstrated by various policies and procedures throughout the organisation.

Club and Zone Executive, Zone Chief Instructors, Safety Officers and other adults supervising have always had a duty of care to the young people participating in Pony Club and this law formalises this duty of care. Club and Zone Executive, Zone Chief Instructors and other adults supervising young people who work wholly within the policies and requirements of the Association are already compliant with the requirements under the Act.

As part of Pony Clubs commitment to the development of further policies and procedures to assist Clubs and Zones implement the paperwork required under the Act, the State Office has already added a number of forms, check lists and other information to the Associations website (under the Risk Management tab) to help volunteers with risk management and the documentation process.

All Clubs and Zones need to have a Safety Officer who will complete and retain a Safety Officers Check Lists – Quarterly/Yearly for their venue as well as the Safety Officers Check List(s) for each Events/Rally day. A copy of the Quarterly/Yearly venue check list may be forwarded to either your landlord or local council if relevant.

A Safety Officer will be appointed by host Zones for all State Championships.

Please note the following

For more information about PCBUs, visit workcover.nsw.gov.au and go to ‘New legislation 2012’.
To read the model Work Health and Safety (WHS) Act, draft model WHS Regulations and priority codes of practice, visit safeworkaustralia.gov.au

 

Horse Code of Conduct

Managing risks when new or inexperienced riders or handlers interact with horses in the workplace - http://www.pcansw.org.au/docs/general/80/horse-code-of-practice-8262-2.pdf

DOWNLOADS

WHS - How Volunteer Organisations can Comply

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WHS - NSW Sports Federation Presentation

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Volunteers and the Model Work Health and Safety Act

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Volunteer Organisations and the Model WHS Act

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Volunteer Officers and their Duties

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