Health & Safety  

MOTOR SPORT CAN BE DANGEROUS - DESPITE THE CLUB TAKING REASONABLE PRECAUTIONS ACCIDENTS CAN HAPPEN - IN RESPECT OF THIS YOU ARE PRESENT AT THE CLUB AT YOUR OWN RISK

THE MINIMUM AGE FOR RACING 8 YEARS OLD. UNDER 16 YEARS OLD WILL REQUIRE ADULT SUPERVISION TO BE PROVIDED AT ALL TIMES.

Fire Drill:

 

If the fire bell rings or if instructed, leave by the nearest exit and assemble in the car park. Do not delay by taking personal belongings or race equipment.

 

1.        As a result of changes within the Child Protection Act, Rugby Radio Controlled Car Club must ask the parents or guardians of junior competitors (under 16 years of age), that they accept that this sport can be dangerous, especially when marshalling.

 

2.       Please help keep the club a safe place. Remember the pits is a crowded area. Do not place items in the gangways that could be a tripping hazard such as 12v batteries, bags etc. Do not rush around the pits as you could collide with someone carrying a hot drink or using a soldering iron.

 

3.       Soldering irons must be used with a stand at all times. Hot soldering irons must not be left unattended. Adult supervision is required if the user is under the age of 14. No soldering irons are to be used with a damaged flex or plug. All soldering is to be carried out in a well ventilated area. All soldering must be carried out on a suitable surface (provided by the user) not the tabletop or floor. Similar rules apply for gas soldering irons.

 

4.       Competitors are deemed responsible for the safety of their own equipment and the Club can accept no liability for its use either by the owner or others.

 

5.       Extension leads if used are the responsibility of the owner and must have an RCD plug or RCD adaptor fitted. Extension cables must be routed in a safe manner to prevent trips or other such hazards

 

6.       12V lead acid batteries must be kept in a leak proof container at all times and positioned in a safe place. They should not be placed near the edge of a table where they can be knocked off or in the gangway where they can be a tripping hazard. Cell inspection caps should not be removed. Items should not be placed on top of the battery where they could create a direct short across the battery posts.

 

7.       Motor cleaning aerosols must not be used in the hall.

 

8.       All liquid containers must be closed when not in use.

 

9.       The use of super glue (cyano) should be undertaken with great care and adult supervision is required where this is to be carried out by a person under the age of 14. It is recommended that Safety glasses are worn. A pair can be borrowed from the committee.

 

10.     Over charged cells are to be removed by a responsible person to a safe area.

 

11.      Carpets must always be carried by a minimum of two people aged 16 or over and are to be stored on the stage and secured by straps. The carpet should only be lifted on or off the stage when a committee member says it is safe to do so.

 

12.     First Aid equipment is available from the Committee.

 

13.     The nearest casualty department to Rogers Hall is located at St.Cross Hospital, Barby Road, Rugby. Committee members can provide directions in the event that a hospital visit is required.

 

14.     All accidents must be recorded in the Accident Book by a member of the Committee.

 

 

15.     When setting up and packing away the following age restrictions apply: Under 13ís should not handle the large tables. Under 16ís should not attempt to lift the stacks of chairs onto or off the stage. Under 16ís should not attempt to lift the carpet on or off the stage. Under 16ís should not get into the cupboard under the stage.

 

 

16.      Smoking is not allowed inside the building.

 

 

17.     Safety Glasses should be worn when using superglue or when using a comm. Lathe. A pair can be borrowed from the club shop.