Health & Safety

Musselburgh Tennis Club is committed to ensuring the Health & Safety of our members and guests. To support this aim, we are committed to the following duties:

  • Discuss Health & Safety matters at all Board meetings.
  • Undertake regular, recorded Risk Assessments of the Club premises and activities undertaken by the Club.
  • As far as reasonably practical, create a safe environment by putting measures in place as identified by the Risk Assessment.
  • Ensure that all accidents and injuries sustained during any Club activity or whilst on the Club premises are reported (using our Accident & Incident Form) and further action taken, if necessary.
  • Ensure courts are maintained in accordance with recommendations made by the surface manufacturer and maintenance agreements in place through East Lothian Council.
  • Provide access to adequate First Aid facilities at the Club.

Risk Assessment

Musselburgh Tennis Club will carry out an annual risk assessment of the Club facilities to identify potential hazards. We will consider the results of the Risk Assessment at a Board meeting and implement appropriate actions to ensure that we maintain a safe environment for our members.

Sun Safety

Musselburgh Tennis Club recognises the importance of protection against the potential harmful effects of the sun. While this is relevant to all players, it is particularly important for our junior members. We recommend reading and following the Outdoor Kids Sun Safety Code and the following simple guidance is extracted from that code:

  • Clothing is the best form of defence - children should wear long sleeved shirts, caps and sunglasses.
  • We recommend the use of SPF30+ sunscreen - don't forget the hard to reach places.
  • All children should bring water bottles and should be encouraged to drink regularly.
  • Avoid playing in extremes of heat, for example temperatures over 30 degrees celsius.
  • Look out for signs of heat exhaustion - fatigue, dizziness, headache, nausea or hot, red and dry skin.
  • Coaches should lead by example.