OULSC Code Of Conduct
 

This code of conduct was last updated on Sun Nov 14 2004

Sections

1.0 Introduction

  1. "Being totally committed to the safety of its members, the 2003/04 Oxford University LifeSaving Club will operate so far as reasonably practicable, in accordance with the following document, it's risk assessment, it's code of practice, the Proctors rules and current NGB guidelines."
  2. The Club is affiliated to the recognised National Governing Body for our sport:
    RLSS                           Tel: 01789 773 994
    River House                    Fax: 01789 773 995
    High Street
    Broom                          email: lifesavers@rlss.org.uk 
    Warwickshire, B50 4HN          http://www.rlss.org.uk/
  3. It is the responsibility of the Secretary to ensure that affiliation/membership is paid on the due date of the 28th February 2004, any information on new or current "Best Practice" requested, and made available to those concerned.
  4. The club will appoint a new committee according to the club constitution.
  5. At least two members of the new committee will arrange a Safety Briefing Session with the Safety Officer for Sport within four weeks of term from the time of appointment.
  6. The reviewed and signed versions of the Code of Conduct, Code of Practice and Risk Assessment will be supplied to the Safety Officer for Sport within two weeks following the safety briefing.
  7. Details of the club's "Senior Member" can be found in the club constitution.
  8. It is the responsibility of the individual to bring to the attention of the Committee any known medical condition or previous injuries that may affect their or other Club member's safe participation within the sport. If the issue is of a sensitive nature, then this MUST be raised via the ASO.
  9. In its continued effort to promote good practice OULSC will display it's current Constitution, Code of Conduct, Risk Assessment and any other relevant safety information on the clubs web site http://users.ox.ac.uk/~oulsc/, specifically with the safety information at http://users.ox.ac.uk/~oulsc/committee/safety.html

2.0 Club Activities

For the year 2003-2004 our proposed activities will be:

Activity Day/Date Venue/Location
Fitness Training Wednesday mornings Rosenblatt Swimming Pool
Main Training Thursday evenings Christina Barrett Room in St Hilda's and Rosenblatt Swimming Pool
University Competitions Saturdays during term time at other Universities (posted in advance here and here)
Universities Beach Weekend A weekend in June Bournemouth Beach
Universities Beach Competition A weekend in early July Boscombe Beach
Bournemouth Regatta A weekend in August Bournemouth Beach

3.0 Specialist Officers

For details of the positions and responsibility of the club officers, see the club constitution.

For details of those currently holding these positions, see the club committee page.

4.0 Event Organiser & Activity Leaders

  1. The club will follow the Sports Federation guidelines for Event Organisers and Activity leaders, as detailed in Section 3.4 of the Sports Federation Handbook.
  2. The club appointed Event Organiser for 2004/05 is the Club President, Hilary Hamnett.
  3. The club appointed Activity Leader for 2004/05 is the Club Captain, Jo Sobek.
  4. Activity participants:
    Although Activity Leaders are responsible for informing participants about the exact nature of an activity, participants should be aware that they are responsible for their own actions, especially if they choose to disregard advice given by an Activity Leader or Event Organiser.

5.0 University / Club Activities

The club will follow the Sports Federation Handbook Club Activity guidelines, as detailed in Section 5.0 of appendix 1 (section 2.5) Code of Conduct "Guidelines" of that document, and the Club Code Of Practice.

6.0 Activity Registration

The club will follow the Sports Federation Handbook Trip / Fixture Registration guidelines, as detailed in Section 3.4. of appendix 1 (section 2.5) Code of Conduct "Guidelines" of that document.

7.0 First Aid

  1. The club will follow the Sports Federation guidelines for First Aid provision, as detailed in Section 6.2. of appendix 1 (section 2.5) Code of Conduct "Guidelines" of that document.
  2. All members receive first aid training as part of their general club training, owing to the very nature of the sport.

8.0 Accident and Emergency Procedures

The club will follow the Sports Federation Accident and Emergency Procedures, as detailed in Section 3.5. of appendix 1 (section 2.5) Code of Conduct "Guidelines" of that document.

9.0 Training Courses

In an effort to promote the highest standards of instruction, training and safety, the Club actively encourages it's members to partake in training courses, gain experience or undertake formal assessment in the sport. For details of when qualifications are required, and what courses are normally offered, see the Code Of Practice.
The Club will endeavour to follow the Sports Federation guidelines for provision of this, as detailed in Section 6.3. of appendix 1 (section 2.5) Code of Conduct "Guidelines" of that document.

10.0 Club's Complaint Procedure

  1. The Club operates a procedure that allows Club members to raise complaints about issues, which might include the following:
    • The safety of Club activities.
    • Poor standards of instruction or leadership.
    • The standard of equipment used for Club activities.
    • Poor Club Administration.
    • The lack of suitable activities for their level of participation.
  2. Complaints concerning Club safety or operational matters should initially be addressed to the Club President. If this does not prove satisfactory a written complaint should be made to the Sports Federation President. The matter will be considered at the next available OUSF Executive Committee Meeting. Consultations may also take place with the ASO.

11.0 Governing Body Recommendations

The Club will operate so far as reasonably practicable, in accordance with our current NGB guidelines.

12.0 Declaration

(At least the President, Captain, Secretary & Treasurer must sign a printed copy of this document)

As a Club Official I am aware of my moral and legal obligations to my fellow Club members. I have read and understand, agree to abide by, and enforce the rules of the Club Constitution, Code of Conduct, Code of Practice, Risk Assessment and Office to which I hold.

Position Name Signature
President    
Captain    
Treasurer    
Secretary    
Equipment Officer    
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