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#1 Posted : 03 July 2024 15:01:46(UTC)
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Good afternoon, 

First itme posting wow where has the time gone, 

We have regular volunteer days for our staff to vist local charities, sports clubs carehomes ext to work there for the day helping with anything that needs doing. 

This could include landscaping using power tools, painting or even a charity 46 mile bike ride across the Pennines.  

I am looking for some guidance on where to look to ensure our guys  remain safe but still continue the great work they are going to help the local community. 

Am i correct in saying that if they are cutting down some branches and a bystander is injured they this could result in a civil law case ? 

I am just trying to cover all the bases and not come across as the fun police. 

I welcome your expert thoughts and feedback. 


A Kurdziel  
#2 Posted : 03 July 2024 15:33:03(UTC)
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A Kurdziel

I have done this in the past, and  usually all of the health and safety rests with the host organisation. For example, I have done this with the RSPCA (helping out for a day at their kennels) or the National Trust, doing a bit of gardening. It’s gets more problematic if for example you and your staff are doing something on a public footpath cutting down branches where there is no obvious host organisation. The local council might assume the legal responsibility, but you need to check with them.  If not, then its down to what you company’s Public Liability covers.     

thanks 2 users thanked A Kurdziel for this useful post.
Locoperro2023 on 04/07/2024(UTC), peter gotch on 04/07/2024(UTC)
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