Health, Safety & Environment

Health & Safety

Appledore Pirates Committee take the Health & Safety of committee members, competitors, participants and spectators seriously and ensure that wherever possible appropriate practicable measures are taken to minimise, eliminate or manage identified risks prior, during and after all of our events.

Appledore Pirates review the Events and Risk Assessments for every event annually to ensure that where practicable risks are eliminated, reduced or managed.

Appledore Pirates are not responsible for any loss, injury or demise resulting from the actions of committee members, competitors, participants or spectators, if it is found that any loss, injury or demise has come about through the actions of committee members, competitors, participants and spectators.

Committee members, competitors, participants and spectators play an active role to ensure the safety of everyone else during the events. The Pirates Committee will take appropriate action if the Pirates Committee or Officers of the Committee feels any committee member, competitor, participant or spectator are behaving in a manner which may cause any loss, injury or demise which includes the cancellation of an event prior & during the event itself.

Environment

Appledore resides in an area of outstanding beauty and culturally rich with a very long maritime history, in addition Appledore resides in a Site of Special Scientific Interest and also resides within the North Devon Biosphere, so it’s important to the Appledore Pirates to ensure that events do not impact upon this special environment.

Appledore Pirates conduct an Environmental Impact Assessment to evaluate the impact any event held by Appledore Pirates may have on the environment. If during the assessment the impact is considered likely to impact the SSSI or Biosphere, then it will at its discretion amend or cease an event.

We want all volunteers, competitors, participants and spectators to be safe before, during and after our events.

Stay healthy, be safe and enjoy the wonder environment Appledore has to offer and we'll see you at our events!