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Notification of trips, walks or short breaks arranged for Probus Club members

Where external events are arranged, details will be notified in advance to members at monthly club meetings and on the club website.  It is desirable for members to have sufficient details at reasonable notice prior to each event.

Health & Safety Requirements

Our club's insurance policy document includes the following statement:

With the requirements and responsibilites laid down by the Health & Safety Executive and the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007, part of a club's administrative responsibilities is to carry out a full risk assessment prior to a trip, outing or walk.  The assessment must be notified to members in advance of any outing and should be carried out by the club's trip organiser and should include full details of the trip and where a third party is involved, such as visiting an establishment, details of their risk assessment and liability insurance.  Failure to comply with the Health & Safety requirements may invalidate a liability claim.

Risk assessment

To ensure that the club meets its 'duty of care' responsibilities for its members, and therefore satisfies the requirements of its insurance, the following paragraphs provide suggestions on how organisers should approach this requirement:

Club Walk. All that is needed for the risk assessment is for the organiser to go over the walk beforehand and flag any hazards.  An example notification might say:

Our next walk will be on the 30th April, meeting at the Kings Head at 1015 for a departure at 1030 sharp, parking is available in the municipal car park opposite.  Our return walk is from Cross Hand to Pratts Bottom, through roads and fields, including recently ploughed fields, and crossing a number of stiles.  Members are advised that we will be crossing a narrow bridge over a very deep ravine (1 mile drop).  The going is mostly on level ground but there are a few slopes of modest incline to surmount.  The walk covers a total distance of approximately 10.5 miles.  The weather forecast is uncertain so members should wear and/or carry suitable apparel and walking aids to meet all potential weather and ground conditions.  It would also be helpful if members take their mobile phones to facilitate communications (and to take photos for the website!), especially in the event of an emergency.

Club Visit or Short Break.  Club members must arrange their own personal travel insurances when going on a club-arranged short break.  Example elements of a risk assessment for a day's outing might include:

Our trip to the local sewage works will involve a visit to all sections of the treatment areas, some of which could give rise to nausea from noxious smells.  The floor may be slippery in places and there are some concrete steps to negotiate.  To comply with the company's own risk assessment, safety goggles and gloves will be provided in certain areas of the etablishment.  

General point.  Members should be reminded that it is their personal responsibility to decide on the level of their capability and whether they should participate in each club activity as described in the risk assessment.  





Venue: Crown Manor House Hotel, Lyndhurst High Street:



Mar 07  History of the Car: Part 2  John Ellis

Apr 04   Lawrence, Before and After Arabia  Colin van Geffen

May 09 (Ladies Lunch)  Canine Partners Assistance  Liz Downs

Jun 06  Cook's first Pacific Voyage  Steve Timms 

Jul  04  The Sub with Two Names  Dom Young

Jun 20  Summer Tea Party at The Non-descripts Club, Lyndhurst

Aug 01  Memories of the Holocaust  Henry Schachter (Ladies invited)

Sep 05  Campaign to Coronets  Gp Capt Andy Barrett

Oct 03  Timber for the 19th Century Navy  Gale Gould

Nov 03  Service of Thanksgiving and Fellowship hosted by another New Forest Probus Club (venue tbc)

Nov 07  Look into my Eyes  Alan Jones

Dec 13  Christmas Dinner



Jan 02  The Racehorse  James McAteer

Feb 06  AGM 

Mar 05  Oakhaven Hospice  Diane Platt



Aug 15, with picnic lunch.



Monday morning games, once a month from March to October. All are stableford competitions using full handicaps, and are priced at £25.00 including lunch.  Beginners are encouraged to take up the game and will be offered coaching sessions.

0815 for 0844 Tee-off:

Mar 11, Apr 08, May 13, June 10, Jul 08, Aug 12, Sep 9, Oct 7 2019



2019 Competition final 1100: Tuesday May 21



1030 Thursday Mar 28 - Acres Down, followed by lunch at the New Forest Inn, Emery Down


Other activities (see Club Notices for further details)

As arranged throughout the year:

• Forest walks and pub lunch

• Sunday lunches

• Day trips

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