Seafarers Sailing Club, like any other organisation, has a raft of documents. These range from the Club's Constitution or 'Rules' which can only be amended with the agreement of a significant majority of the membership to the design of the towing bracket fitted to the Club tractor.
For ease of reference and to facilitate reliable version control, all important Club documents are held under one cover, the Club's 'Standard Operating Procedures' or SOP. The SOP are presented to new members on joining and distributed to all existing members at least annually. The latest version is available for download by members.
Some of the more important sections of the 'Standard Operating Procedures', SOP, include:
Rules and Byelaws
The most recent amendment to the Club Rules and the Club Byelaws was approved at the 2015 AGM.
Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy
The Club's Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy is based on the RYA Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and Guidelines.
If you have any concerns regarding the welfare of a child at the Club then please contact Viv Rance, Seafarers' Welfare Officer (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Health and Safety Policy
The H&S section of the SOP, which is reviewed at least annually, should be for reference only. If the Club's health and safety policy works as intended, everything of relevance to your well-being should be built into the design of the buildings and the boats, be part of club routines or, at worst, appear in a notice. For your part, as individual members you are required to:
- take reasonable care of your own health and safety;
- not interfere with anything provided to safeguard your health and safety;
- report all health and safety concerns to a member of the Management Committee
If you have any concerns regarding health and safety at the Club, please contact any member of the Management Committee.
Other sections within the SOP deal with, for example: