ALL DROITWICH SPA ANGLING CLUB MEMBERS MUST READ THE BELOW INFORMATION.
THE DROITWICH SPA ANGLING CLUB IS NOW AFFILIATED TO THE ANGLING TRUST, WITH EFFECT FROM 22.12.2022.
MEMBERS ARE INSURED WHILST PLEASURE AND CONTEST FISHING AT PORTERS MILL AND TWYNING. ALSO WHILST CARRYING OUT MAINTENANCE WORK ON DSAC WATERS AND OUR CAR PARK.
DETAILS OF OUR INSURANCE COVER AND OTHER AT SERVICES CAN BE FOUND ON THE ANGLING TRUST WEBSITE.
ANY MEMBER WITH A POTENTIAL PUBLIC LIABILITY CLAIM AGAINST THEM OR A PERSONAL ACCIDENT CLAIM ARISING FROM ANY INCIDENT OCCURRING ON DSAC WATERS AFTER 22.12.22 SHOULD CONTACT CLUB SECRETARY:
BAILIFFING AT TWYNING AND PORTER’S MILL
DSAC advice to members acting as bailiffs on behalf of the Club is that:
Whenever possible, bailiffs should operate with a witness;
When approaching suspected unauthorised anglers, bailiffs should stand a safe distance away;
If, when asked, anglers not in DSAC membership refuse to leave, they should be told that they are committing a potential criminal offence and that the Club will consider reporting them to the Police for prosecution;
Bailiffs should collect as much identification information (names, addresses, car registration numbers, physical descriptions, etc.) as is possible without putting themselves at risk;
Under no circumstances should any attempt be made to forcibly remove poachers from DSAC waters;
If subjected to actual or threatened physical violence, bailiffs should dial 999 and seek Police support;
All incidents of unauthorised fishing should be reported to DSAC Secretary John Walker (or, in his absence, to any Committee Member) who will inform Police Angling Liaison and the Angling Trust;
Young people over 13 years of age and under 17 must be in possession of an Environment Agency Licence which is issued free of charge via the EA website; and
Young people may join the DSAC and fish Porters Mill on non-match days providing their parents / guardian accept full responsibility for them. For reasons of safety, young people may not pleasure fish at Twyning.
MEMBER VOLUNTEER BANK AND CAR PARK MAINTENANCE WORKERS
DSAC workers who volunteer to undertake bank, peg and car park maintenance work at Twyning and Porter’s Mill are insured through the Angling Trust for personal accident injury and against public liability claims.
Volunteer workers are not subject to Health and Safety at Work legislation.
Nevertheless, the DSAC has a duty of care to take all reasonable steps to ensure that members, volunteer workers and the public are protected against accident injury and that the Club and Committee Members are not exposed to civil action or prosecution.
Plans for working parties must be approved by an Officer of the Club, or the Committee Member for the River or the Canal as appropriate, and all risks must be identified in advance together with precautions for avoiding accidents using a Risk Assessment form which will be provided.
2. An Officer of the Club, or the Committee Member for the
River or the Canal as appropriate, must accompany
every working party to oversee accident risk avoidance.
3. Volunteer maintenance workers must always work in
pairs and never alone, and must adhere to the relevant
risk assessment.When working in or close to the water,
volunteer workers must wear a floatation aid and be
accompanied by a person with a rope of sufficient length for the assistance of any volunteer who falls in the water.
4. When using sharp hand tools and/or strimmers,
appropriate safety boots (not wellingtons), thick gloves
and any other protective clothing recommended by the
manufacturers must be worn.
5. Chain saws and other large/heavy duty power tools must
not be used unless the volunteer operator has been
trained by a qualified person and is wearing full
protective clothing including a hard hat, steel toecapped
safety boots, ear protectors and anything else
recommended by the manufacturers.
6. Any accidents which occur during a working party
(whether or not any injury has happened) must be
reported to Club Secretary John Walker at the earliest
NB: Health and Safety provision is ongoing and is subject to
annual review and to revision when circumstances