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                      Clachnacuddin Football Club (1990) Ltd


                                   July 2020




  • Policy and Procedures


Safety Assessment  


Stadium Regulations            


Contingency Plans 


Stewards Code of Practice 


Supporter & Customer Charter


User Agreement 


Fire Risk Assessment 


Medical Risk Assessment 





Spectator Safety Policy 


Health & Safety Policy  


Anti-Discrimination Policy 


Disability Discrimination Policy 


Equal Opportunities Policy 


Smoking Policy 


Environmental Policy 


Child Protection and Vulnerable Adults Policy 



Unacceptable Conduct Policy 







Section 1 – Health & Safety Policy & Procedures Insurance

1.1 Employers & Public Liability Insurance notices are on display Health & Safety Policy

1.2 H&S Policy are on display Risk Assessments

1.3 Suitable Risk Assessments been completed for all work activities

1.4 Law Safety Poster is on display 


Section 2 – Fire Precautions

2.1 Fire Drill has been completed

2.2 Fire Action Notices are on display

2.3 Trained Stewards are present when required

2.4 Fire Alarm is tested weekly

2.5 Nominated Fire Assembly point (Grant Street car park)

2.6 Fire extinguishers are inspected annually

2.7 Adequate signs on display (F.A.N, E.C.P, Extinguishers, Assembly Point)

Section 3 – First Aid Provision

3.1 First Aid kits available & checked

3.2 Trained First Aiders or Appointed Person present

Section 4 – Accident Reporting Procedures

4.1 Accidents are recorded correctly

4.2 There is a nominated person for recording accidents

4.3 Familiar with RIDDOR 

Section 5 – Electrical Safety

5.1 Portable Electrical Appliances are tested regularly 

Section 6 – Manual Handling, Working at Heights, Noise & COSHH

6.1 Roles has been assessed for manual handling

6.5 Assessments been carried out for all of the above

Section 7 – Display Screen Equipment (DSE)

7.1 Staff have completed DSE online assessment 

Section 8 – Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

8.1 PPE is supplied as per current Scottish Government and Health Covid-19 Guidelines


Section 9 – Supervision/Training


9.1 Individual has been nominated to carry out induction training

9.2 Induction checklist is in place


Section 10 – Working Conditions (the following has been checked)

10.1 Access/Egress

10.2 Heating/Lighting/Ventilation

10.3 Toilets/Washing Facilities

10.4 Rest-room Facilities

10.5 General Housekeeping

10.6 Fire Doors & Exits are unobstructed


Document Reviewed 1st July 2020

Alex Chisholm

















This text details the regulations that must be adhered to whilst present within the Grant Street Park, Inverness (“The Stadium”). For avoidance of doubt Clachnacuddin Football Club is referred to in this document as (“The Club”).

  1. All matches are played in accordance with the Rules and Regulations of the Scottish Football Association, the Scottish Premier League, The Scottish Football League, and the Scottish Highland Football League.
  2. Play is not guaranteed to take place on any particular day or at any particular time. The Club with agreement of the Scottish Highland Football League may change its advertised fixtures without prior notice and without liability.
  3. All supporters entering the Stadium must pay for admission in accordance to advertised conditions and rates including season tickets and concessions.
  4. Unauthorised persons are not permitted to enter upon the field of play. All persons are required to keep off the playing surface and stay on the spectator side of the park barriers.
  5. Only persons specifically authorised by the Club are permitted to offer match programmes, food, beverages or any other articles or substances for sale in the Stadium.
  6. The Smoking, Health and Social Care (Scotland) Act 2005 and the Prohibition of Smoking in certain Premises (Scotland) Regulations 2006 state that no smoking is allowed in premises that are wholly or substantially enclosed. Smoking in Non-Smoking areas is strictly forbidden. This includes all enclosed buildings within the Stadium, including the spectator stand and covered enclosure. Those who do not comply with the smoking policy will be liable to a fixed penalty fine and/or criminal prosecution.

The Club have a separate Smoking Policy, document reference CLACH-P-006.

  1. Nobody may stand in any seating area within the stand whilst play is in progress. Persistent standing in seated areas whilst play is in progress is strictly forbidden and may result in ejection from the Stadium.

The obstruction of gangways, access ways, exits and entrances, stairways and like places is strictly forbidden. No one entering the Stadium shall be permitted to climb any structures within the Stadium.

  1. Mobile telephones and other communications devices are permitted within the Stadium provided that they are used for personal and private use only.
  2. The use of foul or abusive language; racist, discriminatory, or sectarian remarks, songs or chants; and the promotion or endorsement of any political organisation are not permitted within the Stadium or on the Club’s property.

The Club have a separate Anti-Discrimination Policy, document reference CLACH-P-003.

  1. Please note it is an offence punishable by law for any person to enter or attempt to enter the Stadium: –
    • Whilst in possession of a prohibited container which is capable of containing liquid and thrown would be capable of causing injury to another person.
    • Whilst in possession of alcohol.
    • Whilst drunk.
    • Whilst in possession, or under the influence, of any illegal substances.
    • Whilst in possession of any article or substance whose main purpose is the emission of a flare for purposes of illuminating or signalling or the emission of smoke or a visible gas.
    • Whilst in possession of any article which is a firework. All persons entering the Stadium may be searched by the Club stewards and or officials.
  1. Articles which could, or might be used as a weapon, or to cause offence, or which are regarded by the Club or Police Scotland as dangerous or unsafe are not permitted within the Stadium. This includes items such as knives, fireworks, smoke canisters, air horns, flares, weapons, dangerous or hazardous items, laser devices, bottles, glass vessels, cans, poles and any article that might be used as a weapon and/or compromise public safety. Any person in possession of such items will be refused entry to the Stadium, or if found within the Stadium they will be asked to leave.



All persons entering the Stadium may be required to submit to search by stewards or Club officials to prevent prohibited articles which might be used to cause injury or damage other persons, or property being brought into the Stadium.


  1. The throwing of any objects whether on to the pitch, or surrounding area, or otherwise, is not permitted.


  1. Persons use the car parking facilities at the Stadium entirely at their own risk in respect of their persons, the vehicle and any personal property left therein. The Club will not accept responsibility for any damage, accidents or losses.


  1. Spectators are required to exit the Stadium in an orderly manner as soon as practicably possible after the end of each game.


  1. In the event of an emergency within the Stadium instructions on any necessary course of action will be announced over the Club public address system. Spectators must follow the advice given in such announcements, or directions given by Club stewards or officials. 


The club have a separate Contingency Plan, document reference CLACH-D-003. 


  1. At all times, the right of admission is reserved by the Club.


  1. All persons entering this Stadium are admitted subject to these Stadium Regulations and to the applicable Rules and Regulations of Scottish Football Association, the Scottish Premier League, The Scottish Football League, and the Scottish Highland Football League.


  1. The Club reserves the right for its servants, stewards, and agents, and for officer Police Scotland to remove from the Stadium any person who does not comply with Stadium regulations and with the rules and regulations of Scottish Football Association, the Scottish Premier League, The Scottish Football League, and the Scottish Highland Football League, or whose presence in the Stadium is or could reasonable be construed as constituting a source of danger, nuisance or annoyance to other spectators.


  1. Any breach of Stadium Regulations may result in ejection or action by Police Scotland.










1.1 The Club after consultation with Police Scotland, shall postpone or abandon the Match or delay the kick-off if this becomes necessary to protect the safety of spectators inside, or persons outside the Stadium for whatever reason. He/she shall also take such actions if instructed to do so by Police Scotland on the same grounds note condition 1.14. The referee and Scottish Highland Football League must be informed of any such decision.




1.2 The sign-posting of ingress and egress routes indicated on the drawings, and ways to toilets, refreshments, or other facilities, and the identification of seat rows and numbers, best ingress routes to each seat, from the adjacent streets, and any other signs which are provided in the interest of safety, as agreed in detail with the Highland Council, shall be maintained at all times. No alteration shall be made to such signs, which have not had prior agreement of the local authority. (All Safety signs must confirm to Health and Safety Regulations.)


1.2.1 Notwithstanding the generality of Section 8 of the Act, the number, size and situation of entrances to and exits from the Stadium and means of access to any such entrances or exits, shall be those on the drawings, and no alteration shall be made to them, to any extent or in any detail, without the prior written approval of the Highland Council.


1.2.2 Notwithstanding the generality of Section 8 of the Act, doors or gates shown on the drawings for use by spectators at any time shall not be altered in any respect without the prior written approval of the Highland Council.


1.2.3  All ingress and egress routes between, or from, any part of the ground, including any function room, which may be occupied during a Match, or, at such other time by spectators or members of the public, to the external air, must be kept free of any obstruction, (whether temporary, or mobile, or otherwise) and be available for immediate use, without the aid of a key, except for the turnstiles.


1.2.4 All exit doors and gates to the stadium, and all gates leading from the spectator areas into the playing area must open outwards, away from the spectators.


  1.2.5 Those exit gates and doors indicated to be under “Steward Control”, shall be kept in the open position except when the Police Scotland require them to be closed, but not locked. The Steward should guard against abuse and ensure immediate escape routes in the event of an emergency evacuation.


1.2.6 The ‘Emergency Tannoy Announcement’, which is sounded over the Public Announcement System, shall be to signal the fact that all doors and gates are to be opened urgently, to facilitate an emergency evacuation. 




1.3     All public passageways, corridors, stairs, doors and gates will be kept free of any obstructions that could impede the free flow of spectators during an event. Any locked gates must be opened immediately in the event of an emergency. 




1.4 No parking of vehicles within the boundary of the Stadium or near the emergency exits or entrances, shall be permitted, except those, which have been approved, and are indicated on the drawing. The temporary parking position for the visiting players’ coach shall be kept clear in the period from one hour before the start to thirty minutes after the finish of a fixture. 




1.5 Therefore, the Club, or Police Scotland if necessary, shall not hesitate to use the public address system, whenever advice or instruction to all spectators is required or would be helpful in the interests of safety. The individual responsible for the public address system should be in contact with, preferably both, the Safety Officer and Police Scotland before during and after the game.




1.6 Wheelchairs used by disabled persons shall be accommodated in the approved locations in the covered stand. A seat shall be provided, if required for a helper for each wheelchair user. The provision of signage in the stand for the access/egress and facilities for the disabled must be adequate for the intended use. 




1.7 In order to protect those on the field or in other parts of the stadium from lightning strikes, the stadium should be equipped with the appropriate safety devices.




1.8 The Secretaries office will be available for the Safety Officer and Police Scotland should be occupied at all games. The public address system should be used to communicate with spectators whenever necessary.




1.9      All stewards should adhere to the Club’s Stewarding Policy (CLACH-D-004) 




2.0 First Aiders are present at each match to assist the treatment of spectators.  In the event of a major incident, the Safety Officer should contact the Ambulance Service immediately.




2.1 The Club accepts that if there is an emergency or major incident at the stadium, Police Scotland will assume full control of the situation.  At the Police Officer’s request, the stewards or Club officials must be available to help with the situation. 




2.2 In the event of a Fire, an announcement will be made over the Tannoy System.  The Safety Officer should instantly communicate with the Fire Brigade and meet them at the Emergency Services Rendezvous Point upon their arrival. If it is safe to do so, fight the fire using the nearest fire extinguisher, close all doors and windows as soon as possible and then evacuate all personnel to an area of safety. If it is safe to do so, stewards should remain in their position to help with the evacuation of spectators. 




2.3 In the event of failure of any of the utilities the appropriate authority must be contacted as soon as possible to rectify the issue and in all circumstances a Club official must be informed at the earliest convenience.











01349 835804 

Police Scotland         



Raigmore Hospital  


01463 704000

Scottish Hydro           


0800 300999



0800 111999



0800 778778

Heating – Orion Group 


01463 230860 



0800 807060

Highland Council       

01349 886611



Emergency Vehicles Rendezvous Point – Wyvis Place car-park


Evacuation Points – Lower Kessock Street and Pumpgate Street access



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Alex Chisholm
















The Club will when required, provide an appropriate number of Stewards for home games and this document details the Stewards adopted Code of Practice.




“Your duty is to ensure the safety of the public at all times”



Stewards must ensure that both main exit gates are unlocked and that bolts can be moved freely before and during a match.




The basic duties of Stewards should be to enforce Clubs Safety Policy and all ground regulations.


If Police Scotland are in attendance, they will have ultimate responsibility for decisions taken during an incident or emergency and stewards will co-operate accordingly. There are several basic duties summarised as follows:


  • To understand their general responsibilities towards the health and safety of all categories of spectators (including those with disabilities and children), other Stewards, ground staff and themselves.


  • To control or direct spectators who are entering or leaving the ground, to help achieve an even flow of people in, to and from the viewing areas. Ensure spectators do not cause an obstruction in access and exit areas.


  • In the stand stewards are required to encourage spectators to “move along” to prevent

“bunching” at entrances.


  • To assist in the safe operation of the ground, not to view the activity taking place.






  • To staff entrances, exists and other strategic points; for example, segregation, perimeter and exit doors or gates which are not continuously secured in the open position while the ground is in use. They will ensure that such gates are unlocked, and bolts are free to move.


  • To recognise crowd conditions to ensure the safe dispersal of spectators and the prevention of overcrowding.


  • To assist the Emergency Services if required.


  • To respond to emergencies (such as the early stages of a fire); to raise the alarm and take the necessary immediate action.


  • To undertake specific duties in an emergency or as directed by the Safety Officer or the appropriate Emergency Service Officer, provided they feel safe and confident to undertake those duties.


  • Be vigilant and report any suspicious, unidentified, unattended packages.


  • In the event of an incendiary device or firework being activated, stewards will move all spectators away from the area. If the device continues to burn, use a fire extinguisher to deal with the fire if they feel competent to do so. If not, or if the fire spreads, call the Fire Brigade. and report the incident to Police Scotland.


  • If an accident is witnessed by a Steward they must record it in the Club “Accident and Unusual Event Book” which is retained in the Secretary’s match day office.




Each Steward must- 


  • Be fully conversant with the Clubs Emergency Procedures and Contingency Plans, and Club policies. This includes knowing the action to take in an emergency.


  • Know the location of and be able to direct spectators to the nearest available exit gate.


  • Assist and direct spectators to vacate the Stadium, if called upon to do so, by the nearest available exit route. In the case of disabled spectators. Stewards will ensure they exit the ground safely, giving whatever assistance is required.




  • Know the names of the staff in attendance that are qualified first aiders and the location of the first aid room and any first aid equipment which will be in the home dressing room. A full list of staff with first aid qualifications can be found in the Club Secretaries office and a copy held by the Safety Officer on match day.


  • Know the location of the nearest telephone.


  • Know the location of, and be able to operate effectively, the fire fighting equipment at the Stadium.


  • At all times say calm and help to prevent panic by presenting a well-ordered and reassuring attitude.




Stewards will be identifiable by wearing a high visibility vest or jacket at all times.




Stewards must follow the following guidelines with respect to their conduct: 


  • Stewards are deployed to watch the crowd but must be aware of any incident occurring in the Stadium, which might affect crowd behaviour.


  • Stewards must always be vigilant and never complacent. 


  • Stewards must be familiar with the contents of the Club’s Evacuation Procedures.


  • Stewards must not consume any alcohol before or during an event.


  • Under no circumstances should a steward make any gesture, whether physical or verbal so as to incite spectators.


  • If a steward is unable to resolve a problem, assistance should be sought from their colleagues or a Committee member. Stewards are not to ignore a problem and hope that it will resolve itself.


  • Should it be necessary to eject a member of the public from the Stadium, Stewards should endeavour to avoid any physical conduct with the party involved. Any ejection must be reported to the club Safety Officer or a Club official.


  • Stewards will remain available within the Stadium until end of the game and the Stadium is cleared of spectators.




It is the duty of the Stewards to: 


  • Prevent spectators from entering the field of play and surrounding areas.


  • Identify offenders using foul, abusive and racial language or threatening behaviour and all other contraventions of the ground regulations.


  • Identify offenders who throw missiles/objects from within the spectator areas on to or at the playing surface or surrounding areas.



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Alex Chisholm



























The Club is committed through this Charter and policies to improve standards of customer relations and develop sustainable partnerships with our supporters and the wider community giving due consideration to the local environment.  Clachnacuddin Supporters Society Ltd (“The Trust”) is a not – for – profit society owned by its members and is registered at the Financial Conduct Authority under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014. The Trust has a constitution and set of rules that have been approved by the Registrar of Friendly Societies, which are designed to serve both club and community.




The Club is committed to delivering the very highest standard of service to all supporters and customers and recognises the special bond with our supporters and respects the invaluable contribution the supporters have made in the past and continue to make to the life of the Club. As such, the Club will make every effort to ensure that its policies and practices are open, accessible, and communicated as effectively as possible to everyone. 


The Club will annually review its Customer Charter, making changes in accordance with the recommendations put forward from the various groups and from guidelines received from the relevant governing bodies. The Club reserves the right to make amendments at short notice to this policy, but all changes will be communicated to supporters through the Clubs social media platforms. 




  1. Accessibility
  2. Match day
  3. Loyalty and Membership
  4. Consultation and Information
  5. Community Activity
  6. Merchandise
  7. Staff Conduct
  8. Customer Service






The Club is committed to providing a high-quality customer experience which is accessible to the widest possible audience.


1.1. Concessions are available for persons over 60 years of age and for junior supporters under 16 years of age. Children under 12 years of age are admitted free of charge as long as they are accompanied by an adult. The Club may on occasion request proof of eligibility.


1.2.  The majority of the seating offers an unrestricted view to supporters. (Our meaning of “restricted view” is where you have to move to gain an unrestricted view. Movement of the head to the side to gain a view is not considered a restricted view.)


1.3.  The Club offers reduced admission to replays of abandoned games. If a match is abandoned after spectators are admitted to the ground, but before kick-off, spectators are entitled to free admission to the rearranged match. If a match is abandoned after kick-off and before half-time, spectators are entitled to reduced admission to the rearranged match. (In both the instances above supporters will be given a voucher/ticket upon leaving the ground which they must present at the rearranged game in order to qualify for any agreed discount).  Admission reductions will not be given if a game is abandoned after half time. Refunds are not given under any circumstance.


1.4.  The Club will where-ever possible set admission prices for Scottish Highland Football League (SHFL) games in line with the minimum price enforced by the SHFL. The club will not charge supporters over and above this rate. The Club however reserves the right to review admissions charges and amend at short notice if necessary and if this is necessary supporters will be updated via the Clubs social media platforms.


1.5.  Setting of admission prices for Cup-Ties is subject to the approval of the, Scottish Highland Football League, Scottish Football Association, sponsor and / or visiting club. The Club will also take account of the competition, status of the away club and the stage of the competition when determining Cup-Tie prices.


1.6.  Consultation will take place with away clubs to agree their ticket allocation.


1.7. The Club will charge for admission to the stand within the Stadium but reserve the right to make concessions.





2.         MATCH DAY


At all times the Club will endeavour to provide a safe and enjoyable atmosphere for watching football.


2.1.  The Club will provide a safe and trouble-free environment for all spectators and shall ensure that the quality of service provided is of the highest standard possible.


2.2.  The Club will when required provide an appropriate number of Stewards for home games These stewards will be identifiable as they will wear high visibility jackets.

2.3. The Club will endeavour to make available hot and cold snacks for all home games.


2.4.  The Club have produced a separate Spectator Safety Policy (CLACH-P001), Health and Safety Policy (CLACH-P-002), Stadium Regulations (CLACH-D-002), Contingency Plan (CLACH-D003) and Stewards Code of Practice (CLACH-D-004). These documents will be used by the Club to ensure spectator safety is of the highest quality possible during match days.


2.5.  Any individual who is found to be in breach of the Ground Regulations is likely to be ejected from the Stadium. In extreme cases the individual may face the withdrawal of their Season Ticket if applicable, banning from the Stadium and potential prosecution under the Criminal Law (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act, 1995 as amended by the Crime and Disorder Act, 1998 or the Public Order Act, 1986.


2.6.  In return the Club will expect all Spectators to refrain from foul and abusive language, taunts or gestures. In addition racist or obscene behaviour of any kind will not be tolerated and any spectator finding an individual breaking these policies should contact the nearest Steward or Club official.




Consultation and regular communication with the Supporters Trust, customers, sponsors, suppliers, partners, shareholders, the media and local community remains a priority focus for the Club. 


3.1. The Club welcomes open consultation from its customers and welcomes all feedback, comments and suggestions. This can be conveyed to any committee member, sent to the Club in writing to the following address:


Clachnacuddin Football Club

            Grant Street Park

            Wyvis Place


            IV3 8DR



3.2.  The Club will give due consideration to all feedback, comments and suggestions implementing change where appropriate.


3.3.  The Club will communicate regularly with supporters and customers, informing them of new developments, policies, fixtures and price changes, promotions and new product launches. This will be delivered through the Club’s social media platforms and through local media with Club and squad information regarding new signings, man of the match photos, statistics and all other related articles of media interest.


3.4. The Club will populate its official social media platforms namely the official Club website Facebook and Twitter accounts with the latest information regarding match fixtures, cancellations, match reports, and all other related information. 


3.5.  The Club will publicise its position on major policy issues through the official Club web site, Facebook and Twitter accounts and where applicable through media releases. 


3.6.  In line with the Club constitution Trust Members have the right to call for an extraordinary annual general meeting if they feel the requirement to do so.




The Club recognises the role it can play in generating and supporting activity both in the local community and the wider football community.


4.1.  The Club supports local charities and worthy causes allowing appropriate match day collections and working with local groups.


4.2.  The Club supports local community and schools’ events that promote youth football and grass roots football.


4.3.  The Club will support visits by charities carrying out events such as cycle runs, ground hopping visits, and other events of this nature. 


4.4.  The Club will support pre-arranged Stadium Tours to all interested parties and groups, especially school children.


4.5.  Whenever possible and appropriate the Club will promote initiatives such as anti-racism, antidrug and crime and also support health and wellbeing. The Club supports the aims of leading initiatives such as ‘Show Racism the Red Card’ to tackle problems of racism in the game and has its own policy against racism.


4.6.  The Club continues to support community events through visits and appearances of the football players and management where possible.


4.7.  Each season the Club will provide free entry to home games for registered Clachnacuddin Youth Development and Under 20 players and coaches.


4.8.  For each home game the match sponsor will be invited to provide a match mascot(s). A match mascot(s) may be invited by other means wherever possible if not available from the match sponsor.




5.1.  The Club will publicise and advertise the dates of new replica kit introductions in advance of the scheduled launch date. Details of this launch date will be available from the Club social media platforms.


5.2. Both home and away replica strip designs will normally have a minimum life span of at least two seasons, unless changes are enforced due to contractual obligations or sponsorship issues.


5.2.  The Club will only charge what it believes to be a fair price for the sale of replica kits and other associated merchandising items.


5.3.  The Club will make available for purchase all Club merchandising on the official Club social media platforms.


5.4.  The Club offers refunds on all merchandise in accordance with its legal obligations.


5.5. The Club will not knowingly buy goods from any supplier or manufacturer who does not comply fully with the labour, safety and other relevant laws of the countries of manufacture with respect to minimum wages, hours of work, overtime, sick pay and holiday entitlement.


6.         STAFF CONDUCT


6.1.  The Club is committed to eliminating discrimination. We will not tolerate sexual or racially based harassment or other discriminating behaviour and will work to ensure that such behaviour is met with appropriate disciplinary action in whatever context it occurs. 


The Club has a separate Anti-Discrimination Policy, document reference CLACH-P-003.




6.2.  It is the policy of the Club that there should be equal opportunity for all. This applies to external recruitment, internal appointment, terms of employment, conditions of service and opportunity for training and promotion regardless of sex, marital status, creed, colour, race, age, disability, sexual orientation or ethnic or national origin. The Club is committed to the development and promotion of such equality of opportunity. The policy also applies equally to the treatment of our customers, clients and suppliers. 


The Club has a separate Disability Discrimination Policy, document reference CLACH-P004.




All Club officials and personnel are responsible for ensuring that the very highest standards of customer service and customer care are maintained.


7.1.  The Club always respect the right of every supporter and customer to be treated with the utmost courtesy and respect  by all Club personnel. 


The Club has a separate Stewards Code of Conduct document, reference CLACH-D-004.


7.2.  The Club strives to provide value for money in all areas.


7.3.  The Club aims to respond promptly to any contact from a customer.


7.4.  To avoid confusion the Club would prefer that all requests/complaints/comments or suggestions, are made in writing by letter. We will endeavour to provide a full response within 14 days. 


7.5.  In the event that you feel your complaint has not been dealt with promptly or satisfactorily by the Club Secretary, you have the further right to progress directly through the Club Chairman, who has overall responsibility for the Customer Charter.


All correspondence should be addressed to the Club Secretary at: –

Clachnacuddin Football Club

Grant Street Park

Wyvis Place




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We…………………………………………………. agree to hire Grant Street Park on agreed date(s).




As a team/club we will abide by the rules of hire as directed by the Board of Clachnacuddin Football Club, who can end this agreement with 7 days’ notice. 


Upon signing this agreement, we take all responsibility for ensuring compliance with the club’s Health and Safety and all associated policies which can be seen on


Any unreasonable breach of this agreement will result in the user being denied future hire / access to Grant Street Park. 


All cancellations other than for inclement weather will be notified to the Club Secretary by midday on the Thursday prior to the hire and failure to do so will result in the charge for the pitch being made in full. 


All facilities will be used in a proper manner and any accidental damage must be reported to the Club Secretary.  Criminal damage will be reported to Police Scotland and financial restitution may be incurred by the club concerned.  Dressing rooms will be left in a reasonable clean and tidy condition and all showers, lights and heaters must be turned off after use.  any keys provided will be returned to the Club Secretary. 


No football boots or clothing of any kind will be cleaned in the sink or shower facilities provided and we as the hiring club will ensure our opponents, officials and guests abide by this rule. 


We will park only within the designated car parking area and will be responsible to ensure our opponents, officials and guests follow this directive. 


Please remember that Clachnacuddin FC is a family friendly community club.


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Alex Chisholm







This Assessment is undertaken in terms of the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 Part 3 supported by the Fire Safety (Scotland) Regulations 2006 to identify hazards and reduce the risk to life from fire from the hazards identified.  A review should be undertaken annually.




As the Stadium is a football ground, it operates during the recognised playing season on home game days but is also used for training, community events and friendly / charity matches.  The people at risk within the boundaries of the Stadium are match day home and away supporters, members of the respective Boards and Committees, volunteers’ players, referees and any contractor who may be visiting the site.  There is a part-time groundsman who has line management supervision and access to a mobile phone in the case of emergencies.  




Boardroom, Boardroom kitchen and toilets, Trust Members Lounge, home and away changing rooms,

Match Officials room, physio room, public toilets, announcer’s / switchboard room, Pie Shed / kitchen, First Aid Room, storage rooms, groundsman’s store and technical area.  Each room has only one door for ingress and egress.  There is a push bar on the door leading from the Boardroom due to it being a formal fire exit from the former social club.




In the event of a Fire, an announcement will be made over the Tannoy System.  The Safety Officer should instantly communicate with the Fire Brigade and meet them at the Emergency Services Rendezvous Point upon their arrival. If it is safe to do so, fight the fire using the nearest fire extinguisher, close all doors and windows as soon as possible and then evacuate all personnel to an area of safety. If it is safe to do so, stewards should remain in their position to help with the evacuation of spectators. (Contingency Plan – CLACH-D-003)




There is a smoke alarm system in place covering the changing room’s boardroom and Club Shop.  Fire extinguishers are available at all relevant locations.  All escape routes are unobstructed and free from trip hazards.



CONTACT DETAILS:  Scott Dowling Club Secretary  

     Dougie Noble Match day Secretary












Any person using the facilities where electricity is supplied as detailed above.


General good



Ensuring that any faulty or damaged electrical appliance is repaired or replaced.


Visual checks on portable and fixed items prior to use to ensure no damage.


Ensure all electrical equipment is properly shut down when not in use.


PAT (Portable Appliance Testing) tests to be undertaken on an ongoing basis.  


Fixed appliance tests to be undertaken on an ongoing basis.  



Although there are no requirements for PAT testing frequency these should be undertaken a minimum of every 4 years.


Moveable equipment such as extension leads and portable equipment should be tested every 2 years.


New equipment should be supplied in a safe condition and not require a formal portable appliance inspection or test. However, a simple visual check is recommended to verify the item is not damaged.





Volunteers and Part-time Employee

Part-time staff member and volunteers to  ensure that work areas are clear of combustible material – cardboard and paper and that it is put in the bins provided outside.


Bins should be stored at as safe a distance from the buildings as is possible when  the facility is not being used to avoid the building being set alight if a bin is set alight maliciously.


Ensure that all waste is cleared from rooms every time the facility is used and disposed of in the relevant bins.



Cooking in Kitchen area of Boardroom

and also the Pie



Volunteers know how to use the equipment in the kitchen areas and risk assess their actions.


New volunteers are shown how to use equipment safely and risk assessing explained to them.


Visual safety checks are undertaken on equipment prior to use.


Fire blankets are provided in the kitchens and also relevant fire extinguishers.

PAT testing and fixed appliance testing as required.


Fire extinguishers to be checked annually by a recognised firm.



Room/Switch room


Visual safety checks are undertaken on equipment prior to use.








Any person using the facilities as detailed above.


See Policy CLACH-P006


Signage in place in all



Ensure no smoking policy is adhered to during  match days.


Storage of Oil Based Paint

Part-time staff member(s)/Volunteers

Minimal oil based paint is stored in the store room and is stored safely in its own tin with the lid sealed and there is no immediate proximity to an ignition point.


Storage of Petrol

and Oil for Ride-on


Part-time staff member(s)

Petrol or oil to be kept in their proper containers.


Staff to ensure spillages cleaned up using sand or kitty litter and disposed of it appropriately.


Relevant fire extinguishers in place.


Limit use of flammable materials.


Keep substances

locked in a ‘fit for

Fire extinguishers to be checked annually by a recognised firm.



purpose’ storage container which is clearly marked.


Keep flammable storage units away from dedicated escape routes.


Keep containers away from heat sources.



Any person using the facilities as detailed above.


Ensure that where possible suitable precautions have been taken or systems put in place to eliminate or reduce threat of arson attack.


Report any incidents of anti-social behaviour or major vandalism to the police.


Report evidence of any fire to the Fire Service.



For advice and support contact HSE Info line Telephone: 0845 345 0055 or       



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This document details the Medical Risk Assessment report at the Stadium. The report identifies the inherent medical risks, the mitigating actions and processes and the residual medical risks. 


It is the policy of the Club to take all reasonable and practicable steps to safeguard the Health and Safety of all employees at work and to protect all other persons against hazards to Health and Safety arising out of the club’s activities and use of the facilities. 


This document should be read alongside CLACH-D-007 Risk Assessment, CLACH-D-008 Fire Risk Assessment, CLACH-D-003 Contingency Plans and CLACH-D-009 Appendix I – Medical Plan.




This Medical Risk Assessment identifies medical vulnerabilities, identifies mitigating measures and assesses the residual risk.




This Medical Risk Assessment has been completed with due consideration to:




The Stadium is accessed primarily from Wyvis Place, immediately to the south of the main Inverness/Dingwall railway bridge and butting against the Merkinch area residential development. The stadium is bound to the: –


  • North by Wyvis Place: along this border is the main stadium facilities including changing rooms, medical room, Boardroom and Supporters Bar;


  • South by garage areas extending from Kilmuir Road and multi-storey flatted accommodation extending from Benula Road.


  • East by residential accommodation along Pumpate Court; and


  • West by residential accommodation along Kilmuir Road



 The primary access point, including the spectator turnstiles, is off Wyvis Place, focused on pedestrian access with emergency vehicular access to the double gates immediately alongside the Club Shop


Secondary access, with suitability for large vehicles, is through double gates off Pumpgate Court. 


A detailed plan is contained within CLACH-D-003 Contingency Plan. 




The main enclosed stand is located in the northern half of the east flank, with steel and UPVC seating for 156. The stand is of steel frame construction with mixed profile sheeting (composite, steel and cement). Brush finish concrete walkways, with handrails and drainage as necessary follow the main pitch-side boundary wall from the north spectator entrances to the half-way line. 


Standing spectator areas are provided in hard standing on both east and west flanks. 


The south spectator area is partially covered with a steel frame with metal sheet cladding and comprises open concrete terraces, 370mm in the going and 150mm in the rise to approximately 1850mm above the pitch level. The spectator area here is approximately 7m on the flat falling to a bank to the rear boundary wall at approximately 30deg. This bank is generally covered in vegetation. The stadium boundary wall is approximately 1800mm high from the inside of the stadium topped with barbed wire. 


The Licensed capacity for the stadium is 2074.




The Boardroom is the main control point and is located along the northern boundary and is alongside the medical room, changing rooms, toilets and catering facilities.  The Club and Match Day Secretaries will be the points of contact for co-ordinating emergency response.  First Aid provision is held in the medical room, and physio room, Board room and catering facilities. The physio room holds the stadium defibrillator and a medical bed. On match days, the Club Secretary (or deputy) carries a portable microphone which operates through the main PA system for announcements. 




When required the Club Secretary, first aid personnel and the stewards attend a pre-match briefing to plan the match day. The Club Secretary is the main point of contact for the emergency services who will carry their own radios for services coordination once called to the stadium. 



Safety Management Factors:




The match-day management structure, responsible for safety, is:-


  1. Club and/or Match Day Secretary (or deputised Safety Officer)
  2. Chairman (when in attendance)
  3. Stewards
  4. First Aid personnel
  5. Emergency Services (as required)




Procedures See CLACH-D-003 Contingency Plan. 




Stewards and First Aid personnel are trained and certified competent to their level of responsibility.




Specific hazards and risks presented to spectators include: –


  • Inclement/severe weather.
  • Increased traffic and congestion in and around the entrance to the stadium.
  • Crowd disturbance.


Specific hazards and risks presented to the general public include: –


  • Increased traffic and congestion around the stadium.
  • Vehicle parking.
  • Crowd disturbance
  • Footballs crossing the boundaries with no early warning.




The Match-Day Management Structure will consider each match in advance, estimating attendance and potential crowd dynamics. As appropriate this assessment will be discussed if required with Police


Scotland as part of the pre-match plan and brief held with the stewards. Unforeseen crowd behaviour’s will be assessed and reacted to as necessary on the match day.




An accident book is kept in the Secretary’s office and is updated with all accidents attended to by the club officials within and around the stadium. There is no significant history of any incident. Periodically, the accident log is reviewed and any trends are assessed for lessons learned. Any significant incident will be fully investigated by the Club Secretary. Lessons learned and any particular modifications required will be implemented.




To operate the facility the Club must comply with the requirements of the Highland Council Environmental Health Services, Scottish Highland Football League, Scottish Football Association and any other regulatory or legislative body as appropriate. 


Minimal Medical Attendance


  • What are the hazards?
  • What are you already doing?
  • Is the residual risk acceptable?
  • What further action is necessary?
  • Is the residual risk acceptable?


1(a) Players, visitors, spectators and guests may suffer severe musculoskeletal injury arising from play during use of the facility.


1(b) The Club will maintain the playing surface to the highest standards, ensuring no significant holes, furrows, ridges or irregularities in the surface are prevalent before or during the game.


Certified First Aid and medical personnel will attend all events in accordance with the needs of Minimum Medical Attendance and they will be familiar with and competent in the use of specific specialist equipment at the Stadium.


An on-site Medical Treatment Room (MTR) with suitable first aid kit and defibrillator is available for use in attending single person injury.  In extreme cases, the MTR is large enough to accommodate two (2) injured parties only.




The Club operates CLACH-D-003 Contingency Plan which identifies the roles of all emergency services.  Raigmore Hospital (01463 704000) is approximately 15 minutes away by car but if necessary


an ambulance will be called to attend.  Certified First Aid personnel in attendance at ratio of 1:1,000 and a Doctor to be in attendance where the crowd is expected to exceed 2,000.


1(c)     Yes 


2(a)     Medical illness arising within and without play:-


Players, staff, visitors, guests and spectators may suffer a medical emergency.


2(b)     As 1(b)


2(c)      Yes


3(a)      Physical injury arising without play (slip/trip/fall)


Players, staff, visitors, guests and spectators may suffer injury due to a slip, trip or fall whilst in attendance at the Stadium.


As 1(b) and maintain key access routes around the facility, ensure sure footing, effective drainage and handrails are positioned to best effect.


3(c)      Yes as 1(b)


4 (a) Crowd surge or crushing


A crowd surge may lead to various injuries and consequences: Staff, visitors, guests and spectators may suffer crush injuries Physical injury arising without play (slip/trip/fall) as 3(a) Built environment partial failure as 5(a).


4(b) Pitch side perimeter walls and barriers and walkway handrails and barriers are regularly visually inspected by officers of the club for any signs of damage, break down or failure.  Security provision shall be assessed on a “use by use” basis in consultation with Police Scotland as assessed by the officers of the Club.


As 1(b)

As 3(a)

As 5(a)


4(c)     Yes As 1 (b) Additional Police support as agreed with Police Scotland Inverness, 


5(a)     Built environment partial failure 


Partial failure of the built environment within the Stadium, including stands, boundaries, pitch-side perimeters and buildings.  Wind damage cladding and or perimeter failure due to weather, wear and tear or spectator actions.  


Standing water due to drainage blockage.  This may lead to: Physical injury out with play as 3(a) Crowd surge or crushing (4) Fire in the stadium as 7(a) Explosion in the stadium as 8(a).


5(b) The Club operates CLACH-D-004 Stewards Code of Practice which identifies the roles of the steward.  Pitch side perimeter walls and barriers and walkway handrails and barriers are regularly visually inspected by officers of the club for any signs of damage, break down or failure.  In the event of any partial failure of the built environment, officers of the club shall immediately assess same and decide immediately upon mitigating actions: 


Barrier and closure of specific areas Complete evacuation, as 9(a), 5(b) As 1(b) As 3(a) As 4(b).


5(c)     Yes As 1(b), As 3(a) As 4(b).


6(a)     Built environment complete failure:


A complete collapse of any part of the Stadium may lead to various injuries and consequences:

Physical injury outwith play (slips/trips/falls) as 3(a) Crowd surge or crushing as 4 Fire in the stadium as 7(a) Explosion in the stadium as 8(a) Evacuation as 9(a).


6(b)  The Stadium has been inspected by a qualified structural engineer.  The survey report is held and actioned, as necessary, by the officers of the club.  In any event of any complete collapse, the stadium shall be evacuated, as 9(a) As 1(b) As 5(b) As 7(a) As 8(a) As 9(a).


7(a)     Fire in the stadium:


A Stadium fire may lead to various injuries and consequences.  Smoke inhalation, burns, physical injury out with play (slip/trip/fall) as 3(a) Crowd surge.


7(b) The Club operates a Fire Risk Assessment CLACH-D-008 and Contingency Plan CLACH-D003 which identifies the roles of all emergency services.




Inverness Fire Station is approximately 7 drive minutes away from the stadium. 


7(c)      Yes As 1(b)


8(a)     Explosion


9(a)     Evacuation


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This document details the Clubs Spectator Safety Policy for Grant Street Park (“The Stadium” or “The Ground”). For avoidance of doubt Clachnacuddin Football Club is referred to in this document as “The Club”.


The policy consists of three sections:


Section A – General Policy

Section B – Allocation of responsibility within the Club

Section C – Safety Statement






The Board of The Club bears ultimate responsibility for the safe operation of the Stadium. The Board adopted this safety policy on 1st August 2010 and has delegated day to day responsibility for implementation of the policy to the under noted:


Name: Alex Chisholm

Position: Club Chairman




The Club undertakes to ensure, as far as is reasonably practicable that, events at Grant Street Park are staged in such a way, that the safety of everybody at the Stadium is assured.  


The Club has a separate Stadium Regulations document (CLACH-D-002), and Contingency Plan (CLACH-D-003).









The Club, through the Chairman, Safety Officer and all other Directors and Committee Members will ensure the reasonable safety of those attending events at Grant Street Park. The Club will ensure that systems exist for the safe admission, accommodation and exit of spectators.




The Club will undertake and maintain a process of risk assessment as required by the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations, 1992 and will have regard to this assessment in formulating and updating this policy. These Risk Assessments will also form the basis of the Clubs Contingency Plan. 




B.1      Persons with Safety Responsibilities


Person with overall Safety responsibility: – Name: Alex Chisholm

Position: Chairman


Person with daily responsibility: – Name: Scott Dowling

Position: Club secretary


In the absence of either person identified above the Club Secretary will assume match day responsibility for safety.




Each member of staff will be advised, of the policy of the Club towards the safety of spectators. All staff engaged on match day duties will be provided with more detailed information relating to their duties. The Board will receive regular reports on the operation and implementation of the policy.




This policy will be reviewed and amended as appropriate, following any incident involving spectators, in the light of findings of investigations. Likewise, if changes to operations or facilities lead to significant changes in working practices, the policy will come under review and amendment as necessary.







The Chairman together with the Safety Officer have the responsibility for ensuring that the policy is observed and that club personnel who are engaged in safety duties clearly understand the requirements of the policy.




The Chairman, Safety officer and Club officials will monitor the implementation and effectiveness of the policy and report to the Board on a regular basis. 




Spectator management will be controlled as follows:




Segregation will be implemented within the Stadium only when deemed necessary. In instances where this is required an appropriately sized area will be allocated within the stand and enclosure. This will be provided through the use of barriers and / or tape and will be stewarded as appropriate.




Spectators will be admitted to the Stadium in an orderly, safe manner through the four Wyvis Place turnstile gates. Stewards and or Club officials will be in attendance, as deemed appropriate, to ensure the safety of spectators. People who are clearly under the influence of drink or are in possession of unauthorised objects (including glass bottles) will not be allowed into the Stadium.  Please refer to the Stadium Regulations for further details.


The Club will ensure that an effective system for counting spectators as they enter the ground is in place so that club officials can ascertain the number of spectators in the ground at any time. If necessary, appropriate information can be relayed to spectators over the Clubs public address system which can be heard in all areas of the ground.




Stewards and Club Officials will monitor the safety of spectators in the ground, as appropriate, and report any potential problems. The public address system will be used to relay safety related information


to spectators. Stewards will be responsible for ensuring that the “No Smoking” policy, for  the stand is implemented. Spectators can enter the stand from either end and stewards and Club officials will ensure access/exit walkways are kept clear. 


All raised steps and uneven areas on spectator walkways will be highlighted with high visibility markings. A safety certificate has been issued for the covered enclosure, where the maximum number of spectators allowed in that area is 499




Spectators will be allowed to leave the ground via the appropriate exits. Stewards and Club officials will ensure that exit gates are opened prior to the end of the game and that spectator’s leave in an orderly manner, with particular consideration given to children and disabled persons. Exits and emergency escape routes will be kept clear of obstructions at all times




Suitable accommodation is in place for disabled persons within the ground. Where appropriate stewards and committee members will assist disabled persons to the designated or other area if they wish and they will also assist disabled persons to enter or leave the ground and assist with access to public amenities e.g. toilets, or refreshment facilities.




The Club will ensure that when required an appropriate number of stewards are in attendance for home games and that they are appropriately trained.  Stewards will be identifiable by wearing high visibility vests or jackets at all times. 


A Stewards Code of Practice has been produced by the Club as a separate document; reference CLACH-D-004.




The club objective is that spectators can attend the Stadium in the knowledge that they are in a safe environment and to ensure that the club achieves that objective and general, periodic inspections will be carried out by the Safety Officer and will cover the following areas:


  • Exits to ensure that there are no trip hazards and surfaces are not slippery
  • Signage where appropriate are in place
  • Park exits are kept clear of obstructions


  • Combustible or flammable material is not in evidence
  • Firefighting equipment, as appropriate, in place and available for use
  • All stadium lighting is in working order
  • Inspections by the local authority are carried out every two years when the Letter of Compliance is renewed.




If contractors are working at the ground the club Chairman and Safety Officer will ensure that they are made aware of the club’s policy with regard to Health and Safety matters.




Matters relating to the safety policy will be relayed to the public as appropriate, through the public address system, match day programme if applicable, or on the Clubs social media platforms. In the event of the normal public address system failing a loud hailer will be available for use.




Stewards and Club officials will have access to the Safety Policy and problems experienced or potential problems will be discussed at regular Committee meetings.




The Club recognises risk from fire. To mitigate this risk the Club will enforce a strict no smoking policy in all enclosed areas within the ground, including the stand. 


The Club also has a separate Smoking Policy(CLACH-P-006).




Club personnel with approved Sports First Aid training will be available on match days and will have access to medical equipment if required.




If an attendance of over 2,000 is anticipated arrangements will be made to have a suitably trained crowd Doctor in attendance and situated in the stand or technical area. The Doctors location will be made known to first aid personnel and key members of the Club committee. Raigmore Hospital is approximately 10 minutes from the stadium if an ambulance is required.  




The Clubs Contingency Plan, document reference CLACH-D-003, provides for emergencies and incidents, which might occur during a match or when spectators are queuing to enter the ground. Controlled copies of the Contingency Plan are available to Club staff and the emergency services and a controlled copy will be kept in the Club Secretary’s office. The Safety Officer will continually review the Contingency Plan and revise it in the light of lessons learned in consultation with the Emergency Services.




A record will be kept by the Club Safety Officer of any accident or incident which causes injury other than playing injury which:


  • Is brought to the notice of the Club Safety Officer or Club officials.
  • Occurs whilst the Stadium is in use for a specified event. (c) Has safety implications.


Other records that will be maintained by the Safety Officer are as follows: 


  • A record of all first aid and medical treatment (Accident Book) provided during or in connection with a specified event.
  • A record on inspections and tests of firefighting equipment. (12 monthly) • A record of tests on the public address system 6 monthly (CLACH-S-003).
  • A record in Defects Logbook of any defect relating to the Safety of the ground (CLACH-S-001) howsoever discovered, together with a record of when such a defect was remedied.


A record of the following certificates:


  • A certificate of inspection of the firefighting equipment (12 monthly).
  • A certificate of the Ground Safety Certificate (24 monthly).


This policy is in respect of spectator safety for:-

Clachnacuddin Football Club, 

Grant Street Park, 

Wyvis Place


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Clachnacuddin Football Club (“The Club”) was founded in 1885 and are nicknamed ‘Clach’ or ‘The

Lilywhites’ due to our white strip.  Our home ground is Grant Street Park in the city’s Merkinchrea and we pride ourselves in community engagement and integration at all levels. The first team are a semi-professional senior football team who currently play in Scotland’s Highland Football League. We have won the most League championships in the competition’s history, a total of 18 times overall. We also have an excellent Licensed Youth Development system with six age groups ranging from the primary squads to the under 17’s an under 20’s squad who participate in the North FA League and a Women’s squad who participate in the Highland and Islands League. 


The Club is committed to safeguarding the Health and Safety of all Club personnel and this document is designed to describe the Clubs Health and Safety Policy including First Aid. 




It is the policy of the Club to take all reasonable and practicable steps to safeguard the Health and Safety and welfare of all employees at work and to protect all other persons against hazards to Health or Safety arising out of the Clubs activities. 


The Club has a separate Spectator Safety Policy document reference CLACH-P-001. 


The co-operation of every member of the Club is necessary in promoting this policy and in ensuring that the standard of health and safety which is achieved is always at least equal and preferably above the standards set by the Health and Safety at work Act and the regulations made under it. 


It is the policy of the Club that ALL of our internal workplaces, including stands are smoke-free, and all employees have a right to work in a smoke-free environment. 


The Club has a separate Smoking Policy, document reference CLACH-P-006.









The executive responsibility for implementing this policy rests with the Clubs’ Board, which delegates the responsibility to the Clubs certified First Aid team. These are personnel within the Club that have had SFA approved Sports Injury training. In addition, it is the statutory duty of every employee at all  times to take reasonable care for the Health and Safety of themselves and all others who may be affected by their actions.




Advice on matters of Health and Safety is given to the Club by the Health and Safety Executive and available from “The Guide to Safety at Sports Grounds”. Additional advice if necessary may also be received or requested from the Scottish Ambulance Service.




An Accident Book is maintained in the Club Secretary’s office. With the exception of injuries sustained on the field of play, all accidents or injuries sustained whilst on club business must be recorded in the Accident Book.


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Clachnacuddin Football Club (“The Club”) is committed to ensuring full participation of all, as we recognise racism, sexism and other forms of discrimination, both institutional and personal are widespread in our society. Such discrimination prevents equality of opportunity to participation within our sport.


This document is designed to describe the Clubs Anti-Discrimination Policy.




The Clubs’ policy is not to discriminate or in any way treat anyone less favourably, on grounds of gender, sexual orientation, race, nationality, ethnic origin, colour, religion or disability. The Club will not tolerate any such discrimination in any of the Clubs activities.


The Club will apply this policy when:-


  • Advertising for and selecting applicants for employment
  • Seeking volunteers
  • Running courses
  • Running external coaching, educational activities, and award schemes
  • Promoting football development activities
  • Selecting teams and       (7)       Considering appointments.


  • The Club will not tolerate racist, sectarian, sexual or bigoted harassment or other discriminatory behaviour, whether physical or verbal, and will work to ensure that such behaviour is met with appropriate action in whatever context it occurs.


  • The Club is committed to the development of the programme of ongoing training and awareness raising events and activities, in order to promote the eradication of discrimination within its own organisation, and within football as a whole.


  • The Club are committed to challenging and dismantling all forms of discrimination in our club by developing club practice that is sensitive to an suitable for all, reflecting the fundamental equality and worth of everyone.




  • To ensure full participation of all, we will not accept discriminatory practice by any Club employee, Committee member, volunteers or supporters whether physical or verbal. This will be reflected in our club as normal practice, whether in recruitment of staff or volunteers, our promotional materials or general behaviour.


  • The Club gives a commitment to ensure that it is open to all and that team selection policy will be the footballing ability and character of the individual, together with the collective balance of the team.


  • Each player and employee contract will include a clause stating that the Club is opposed to racism, sectarianism, bigotry and discrimination in any form and that the player or employee shares these principles and gives a commitment to uphold and promote these standards.


  • Any form of discrimination will be looked upon as serious, will not be taken lightly and may lead to disciplinary action by the Clubs Board.



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This policy is applicable to all staff, contract workers, spectators and guests of the Club on all premises and places of work occupied by the Club.  The purpose of this policy is to ensure that the the Club complies with the Equality Act 2010 and to ensure that disabled people falling within the definition of the Act are treated equally and fairly. In line with the Equality Act 2010, in this policy:-


DISABILITY refers to a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on a person’s ability to carry out normal day to day activities.


DISABLED PERSON refers to a person with such a disability.


DISCRIMINATION refers to treating someone with a disability less favourably than others who do not have a disability, and that treatment cannot be shown to be justified in relation to the activities or circumstances involved.




  1. The Club is committed to ensuring that members of the public with a disability should have as full an access as is reasonably possible to all goods, services and facilities provided or offered to the public by the Club.


  1. The Club recognises that not all of its facilities are fully accessible to members of the public with a disability and confirms that it is committed to making the necessary reasonable adjustments described by the Equality Act 2010 and its relevant Codes of Practice to ensure full compliance with the legislation.


  1. The Club will provide free access for members of the public with disabilities and half price admission for their carers. The Club will ensure that the scheme does not discriminate between disabled people with differing impairments.


  1. The Club will undertake such additional works as are reasonably required within the timescales set out in the Act.


  1. The Club has a grievance procedure in place and guarantees that anyone with a disability making a complaint of discrimination will be dealt with quickly under that procedure.



  1. The Club has advised its staff that any incident of discrimination under the provisions of the Act is a serious matter and will be dealt with under the Club’s Disciplinary Procedures.




The Club fully supports the principle of equal opportunities in employment and opposes all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination on the grounds of disability.  No applicant or employee shall receive less favourable treatment because of disability.


It is in the interest of the Club and those who work for it to ensure that all available human resources, talents and skills are considered when employment opportunities arise and the Club is committed to maintaining and managing a diverse work force.  


When considering persons for employment the Club will not discriminate against a disabled person.


  1. In the arrangements made for the purpose of determining to whom employment should be offered.


  1. In the terms under which employment is offered.


  1. In deliberately refusing to offer or not offering employment to someone based on their disability.


  1. In the opportunities afforded to a person (i.e. training, promotions or any other work benefit).


  1. In dismissing someone or subjecting them to any detriment based on their disability.


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Clachnacuddin Football Club (“The Club”) is committed to the development of positive policies to promote equal opportunity in all of its activities. The Club is an equal opportunities employer and will abide and adhere to the requirements of the Codes of Practice issued by the Equal Opportunities Commission and the Commission for Racial Equality.


All employees and members of staff are expected to abide by the requirements of the Race relations Act 1976, the Sex Discrimination Act 1986 and the Equality Act 2010. Specifically, discrimination is prohibited by:


  • Treating any individual on grounds of gender, colour, marital status, race, nationality or ethnic or national origin, religion, sexual orientation or disability, less favourably than others. 


  • Expecting an individual solely on the grounds stated above to comply with requirements(s) for any reason whatsoever related to their employment or membership, which are different from others.


  • Imposing on an individual requirements or conditions which are in effect more onerous on that individual than they are on others. No individual will be placed at a disadvantage by requirements or conditions which cannot be shown to be necessary to the satisfactory conduct of the job or task.


  • Victimisation or harassment of an individual, by virtue of discrimination.


  • Any other act or omission of an act which has the effect of disadvantaging an individual against another, or others, purely on the above grounds. Thus all of the Club’s recruitment, selection, promotion and training processes, as well as disciplinary matters, will be determined solely by the application of an objective assessment of personal performance and ability.


The Club commits itself to the immediate investigation of any claims of discrimination on the above grounds and where such is found to be the case, an undertaking that the practice cease forthwith,  restitution of damage or loss (if necessary) and to the investigation of the member of staff accused of discrimination.


Any employee or member of staff found guilty of discrimination will be instructed to desist forthwith and will be dealt with under the Club’s disciplinary procedures.


The Club opposes all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination on the grounds of disability. No applicant, employee or member of staff shall receive less favourable treatment than others, because of disability. The difficulties of their disability permitting, assistance will be provided, wherever possible, to ensure that disabled employees or members of staff are helped to gain access and to undertake their duties. 


The Club, including players and officials, will actively promote initiatives – such as ‘Show Racism the Red Card’ – in the Community. This will be achieved through positive action and engagement as well as communicating via match day announcements, the Clubs social media platforms and when interacting with supporters and school children where-ever possible.



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The Smoking Health and Social Care (Scotland) Act 2005 and the Prohibition of Smoking in Certain Premises (Scotland) Regulations 2006 state that no smoking is allowed in premises that are wholly or substantially enclosed.  Those who do not comply with the smoking policy will be subject to normal disciplinary procedures, liable to a fixed penalty fine and/or criminal prosecution.




This policy has been developed to protect all employees, supporters, service users, customers and visitors from exposure to second-hand smoke.  Exposure to second-hand smoke, also known as passive smoking, increases the risk of lung cancer, heart disease and other illnesses.  Ventilation or separating smokers and non-smokers within the same space does not completely stop potentially dangerous exposure.




It is the policy of the Club that ALL of our internal workplaces, including the stand, are smoke free and all employees have a right to work in a smoke free environment.  The policy came into effect on 26th March 2006.  This policy applies to all employees, supporters, consultants, contractors, customers or members and public.




Overall responsibility for policy implementation and review rests with the Safety Officer of the Club.  All staff and visitors are obliged to adhere to, and facilitate the implementation of the policy.  The person named above shall inform all existing employees, consultants and contractors of the policy and their role in the implementation and monitoring of the policy. Appropriate “No Smoking signs will be clearly displayed at the entrances to and within the premises.  The policy shall also be made publicly available via the Club’s social media platforms and be included within the Club’s Health and Safety Policy (CLACH-P-002).


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Clachnacuddin Football Club (“The Club”) recognises that our activities inevitably have an impact on the environment. Consequently, we are committed to a process of continual environmental improvement and pollution prevention.  This statement provides a framework for developing and reviewing environmental objectives. It is the policy of the Club to minimise the potentially significant impacts the Club has on the environment. 


We actively encourage the use of public transport, energy efficiency and promote waste minimisation and environmentally friendly waste disposal throughout the Club and by our supporters.  We treat all relevant environmental legislation and regulations as the minimum standard and seek to exceed them wherever possible. We endeavour to identify opportunities to reduce and recycle the resources we consume including energy, water and other natural resources, thereby also minimising the amount of waste we produce. 


We discourage avoidable travel, encourage the use of walking, cycles, public transport, car sharing and coach use. We expect our suppliers to demonstrate good environmental, social and ethical management practices and we engage with them regularly to identify opportunities for improvement.




We recognise that our activities impact on the environment. Consequently, we embrace the principles of sustainable development and we are committed to a process of continual environmental improvement and pollution prevention.




Minimise and conserve 


We endeavour to identify opportunities to reduce the resources we consume including energy, water and other natural resources, thereby also minimising the amount of waste we produce. Where practicable, we shall reuse materials, recycle waste and procure recycled products.




We shall endeavour to comply with all relevant environmental legislation and regulations. Moreover we shall treat these as the minimum standard and seek to exceed them wherever possible.


Involve and communicate


We shall document and communicate our policy to employees, suppliers, business partners, shareholders and supporters and provide the necessary training and resources to support the implementation of our policy. 


Measures to Encourage Walking and Cycling


Walking and cycling are the most sustainable means of travel. The National Travel Survey has established that 80% of journeys of less than 1 mile (1.6km) are made on foot. The club’s core catchment area is local and a high proportion of home supporters live within one or two miles of the stadium, therefore Clachnacuddin Football Club encourages walking to matches. Walking and/or cycling may also be a realistic option for those working at the stadium which is fully accessible by these means. Direct access is available from Lower Kessock Street. 


Public Transport


The stadium is highly accessible by public transport, being located directly on a main bus route. with a bus stop directly outside the stadium. Public transport is therefore encouraged by the club as a realistic mode of travel for those working at or visiting the stadium. We will also arrange for away supporters visiting the stadium via the Club social media platforms to be made aware of the accessibility of the site by walking and cycling, and in particular that they are aware of the pedestrian routes linking the site to the City centre.


Timing of Matches


The stadium will manage the timing of events, particularly the kick-off time of football matches, to ensure that high flows of football related traffic does not occur at peak times on the local road network and minimize disruption to local residents. 


Policy Review


This policy is a living document and one, which the Club will keep under review.




Document Reviewed 1st July 2020

Alex Chisholm








The Club will not tolerate unacceptable conduct from the Clubs employees, committee members, players or supporters at the Stadium or at any other away football stadium.




The Club aims to create and maintain an environment where spectators can enjoy the game of football, safe in the knowledge that they are free from all forms of harassment, abuse, unacceptable or disorderly conduct.




Unacceptable conduct is conduct which is violent or disorderly. Conduct is violent where there is: Actual, attempted or threatened physical violence against a person or persons. 




Disorderly conduct involves any activity which stirs up or sustains, or is likely, or is designed to stir up or sustain hatred or ill will against or towards individuals or groups of people because of: gender, age, colour, race, nationality (including citizenship) or ethnic or national origin membership or presumed membership, of a religious group or of a social or cultural group with perceived religious affiliation, Sexual orientation, Transgender identity, Disability, Using threatening, abusive or insulting words or conduct both verbal and non-verbal, Displaying writing or any other item which is threatening, abusive or insulting.




The Club condemns racism in any form, either on or off the pitch and aims to create and maintain a working and spectating environment free from racial harassment and abuse. Everyone connected with the Club has a responsibility to prevent racial harassment or abuse.  


A racist incident is defined by the Club as any incident that is perceived to be racist by the victim, or any other person.   Racial harassment is defined by the Club to be any verbal, physical, written or visible abuse that is based on a person’s race, ethnic background, colour, nationality, language or  cultural background – and is considered to be unwanted, unacceptable and offensive to the person.   



Proven racial harassment or abuse will lead to action being taken against spectators and will be reported to the police and may result in a life ban from the Stadium and the Club will give their full support to Police Scotland in any criminal proceedings. 


All Club officials, employees, players and servants of the Club have a responsibility to make it clear that such behaviour by anyone connected with the Club is unacceptable. Supporters should also note that racist taunts and abusive or threatening behaviour will not be tolerated by the Club and will be encouraged to condemn and report such behaviour.   


Any supporters (home or visiting) behaving in this way will face eviction from the Stadium and their actions will be reported to Police Scotland. Season ticket holders who conduct themselves in this manner face having their season ticket revoked (if applicable) and all spectators face the prospect of a life ban from the Stadium. The Club fully supports and will promote the Show Racism the Red Card Campaign, details of which can be found at   




Scottish football fans have earned a worldwide reputation for their enthusiastic and good-natured support of the national team. While most fans follow club football in a responsible way, there are occasions where individuals are intent on causing trouble, using football as an excuse for bigoted and unacceptable behaviour. By working together to remove bigotry from our football grounds we can demonstrate that Scottish football fans and in particular Clachnacuddin Football Club supporters:  respect people of all backgrounds and celebrate the multicultural society that Scotland has become in the 21st Century.  To show our commitment to the diversity of modern Scottish society the Club supports the pledge at, and the Club encourage all our supporters to sign the Kick out Bigotry Pledge.






  • Removal from the Stadium or away stadium.


  • Suspension from attending home matches involving the Club.


  • Indefinite ban from attending home matches involving the Club.


  • Suspension or ban from holding Club membership.



  • Suspension or ban from the Club Committee.


  • Suspension or ban as a Player or Coach from Clachnacuddin Football Club.


  • Reported to Police Scotland and possible criminal proceedings.




Everyone associated with the Club has a responsibility to prevent and discourage any form of abuse and as such are responsible not only for their own actions but also those of others.   We would therefore encourage everyone to bring to the Club’s attention, any incident or behaviour, of individuals or groups of individuals, deemed to be in breach of this policy.  


Whilst it is appreciated that behaviour such as that listed above involves the minority of individuals in our society, the Club will ensure that we continue to maintain the highest standards both on and off the field of play and that the name “Clachnacuddin Football Club” is associated with respect and good and sporting behaviour at all times.



Document Reviewed 1st July 2020

Alex Chisholm