Health & Safety Policy

Brandon Fern Hoppers takes the health and safety of all it’s runners very seriously and encourages all participants take responsibility for their own safety as well as that of others.

Please take a few moments to read the following before joining us on a run.

All club members must take personal responsibility for their own safety, whilst keeping a watchful eye on others running in the same group, particularly new members.

Earphones or headsets should not be worn during a run.

Runners should wear bright reflective clothing so they can easily be seen.

Runners should stay alert and be aware of their surroundings.

At least one in the group to carry a mobile phone in case of emergency.

Pay particular attention to the surface you are running on look out for tripping hazards such as tree roots, large stones, uneven and slippery paths, overhanging branches and overgrown vegetation.

Always adhere to the countryside code and shut all gates etc.

Running in the heat poses all sort of problems dehydration being the main one.

Please consider if you will need to carry water and sun protection (sunscreen/hats/bandanna etc)

Ensure you wear the appropriate clothing to suit the conditions.

Ensure you are fit and healthy prior to a run, this includes being well hydrated and have eaten sufficient for the distance you are covering.

The group endeavour to stay together as much as possible.

Members should take care to listen to the proposed route before setting off.

Whenever mixed ability occurs within a group, regrouping should take place at appropriate times along the route to ensure that no one individual gets left behind.

If anyone decides to leave the group whilst out on the run, they must inform at least one other runner in that group. Upon returning to the start check that everyone who started out has returned or can be accounted for.

BFH is an adult running club, any under 16s must be accompanied by a responsible adult and the club will accept no responsibility.

Dogs must be kept under control at all times and must be accustomed to running with people.