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1.   Introduction

With regard to this document Isami Ryu Martial Arts Academy is herein referred to as IRMAA


IRMAA has a duty of care to  provide so far as is reasonably practical, safe methods of training within a healthy environment while assessing the risks inherent in training and developing within the various styles of Martial Arts.


This policy will be reviewed at an interval of not more than 14 months.


2.   Aims and objectives

To provide proper Health and Safety arrangements with regard to planning, organisation, leadership, control, monitoring, review and reporting


To ensure that all members, instructors and other officials of IRMAA are fully aware of any legal requirements which may impinge in some way on the practise of their art


To establish right and proper procedure for and emergency, injury or other serious event which may occur in the course of Martial Arts


3.   Requirements


The Chief Instructor or other responsible person nominated by the Chief Instructor must undertake a risk assessment of the premises used and activities undertaken (an example of a suitable risk assessment is available for all IRMAA instructors)


The Chief Instructor must be ensure that at all times Martial Arts is being taught or practiced that a qualified first aider is on hand.


That all those involved in teaching are appropriately insured, qualified, CRB checked and otherwise proficient in what is being practiced under their remit.

David Clare
26th February 2013