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Club Equity Policy Statement
Wivenhoe Bowls Club respects the rights, dignity and worth of every person and will treat
everyone equally within the context of their sport, regardless of age, ability, gender,
race, ethnicity, religious belief, sexuality or social/economic status.
Wivenhoe Bowls Club is committed to ensuring that equity is incorporated across all aspects
of its development. In doing so it acknowledges and adopts the following Sport
England definition of sports equity:
Sports equity is about fairness in sport, equality of access, recognising inequalities
and taking steps to address them. It is about changing the culture and structure of
sport to ensure that it becomes equally accessible to all members of society,
whatever their age, ability, gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality or socio-economic
Wivenhoe Bowls Club is committed to everyone having the right to enjoy their sport in an
environment free from threat of discrimination, intimidation, harassment and abuse.
All Club members have a responsibility to challenge discriminatory behaviour and
promote equality of opportunity.
Wivenhoe Bowls Club will deal with any incidence of discriminatory behaviour seriously,
according to our disciplinary procedures.

To support our Health and Safety policy statement we are committed to the following
Undertake regular, recorded risk assessment of the club premises and all
activities undertaken by the club.
Create a safe environment by putting health and safety measures in place as
identified by the assessment.
Ensure that all members are given the appropriate level of training and
competition by regularly assessing individual ability dependant on age,
maturity and development.
Ensure that all members are aware of, understand and follow the club’s health
and safety policy.
Appoint a competent club member to assist with health and safety
Ensure that normal operating procedures and emergency operating
procedures are in place and known by all members.
Provide access to adequate first aid facilities, telephone and qualified first
aider at all times.
Report any injuries or accidents sustained during any club activity or whilst on
the club premises.
Ensure that the implementation of the policy is reviewed regularly and
monitored for effectiveness.
Take reasonable care for your own health and safety and that of others who
may be affected by what you do or not do.
Co-operate with the club on health and safety issues.
Correctly use all equipment provided by the club.
Not interfere with or misuse anything provided for your health, safety or