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Health & Safety

Britrisk Safety Ltd (incorporating Jon Allbutt Associates)

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Britrisk provides health & safety support services to organisations throughout the UK, typically allocating clients a Safety Advisor who acts as a Health and Safety Manager for the organisation concerned.  The company’s concept of ‘Business-intelligent health and safety’, essentially means considering high standards of safety compliance as a means of adding value to the client’s business rather than being a more familiar drain on resources.  Cutting through the bureaucracy and red tape, so often seen as the negative aspects of compliance, can be replaced with creating simple, cost-effective safety systems that people understand and that work.  Over many years of experience, Britrisk has developed such strategies that work effectively.

Since 2012, Jon Allbutt has been Technical Director, bringing decades of experience to the Britrisk range of services.  As a result of Jon’s involvement, Golf and allied land-based industries have become a focus for specialist Britrisk support, meaning that the service provided is bespoke to the needs of Golf Clubs and similar organisations.  Britrisk Safety provides a combination of training and consultancy services and are always happy to provide complimentary advice.

Please contact Tom Searle for more information.

t: 020 8325 0232
m: 07710 270555

mylearnadfriend has a new on-line accredited learning option


Health & Safety training can often be difficult to source for employers and employees however The GTC, in association with one of its Quality Assured Training Providers, MyLearnAdFriend, has a new on-line accredited learning option which Course Managers, Supervisors, greenkeepers and Directors/Owners can all access.

Health & Safety record keeping, including staff training and certification, is a key aspect of an employers responsibility and this innovative learning system could well assist you.

The programmes available can also be used for other employees within the golf club/sports club facility……click here for more information and to register for your free training account.

Health & Safety Guidance Notes


The GTC in association with the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has updated the booklet ‘Health & Safety in Golf Course Management and Maintenance’ and employers and employees can now access all the latest guidance available.

Due to demand the GTC now produces a glossy hard copy of the HSE Guidance Notes at £20 inc p&p.

You can buy a copy of Health and Safety in Golf Course Management and Maintenance by going to the GTC shop.

GTC Health & Safety wallchart

H&S Wallchart

The GTC Health & Safety wall chart is now very much a feature in all Greenkeeping Maintenance Facilities showing instant references to staff competencies in relation to machinery/equipment.  This has been kindly sponsored by Ransomes Jacobsen - Cutting Edge Training.

BIGGA Machinery and Work Equipment Training Manual


Supporting records must be kept to complement the wall chart information and BIGGA’s Equipment and Machinery Manual is available to assist good record keeping.

For more information go to

BIGGA/GCMA Safety Management System (SMS)

The British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA) and the Golf Club Managers’ Association (GCMA) have produced a Health and Safety, Safety Management System (SMS). For more information go to or

Buy online

Health and Safety in Golf Course Management and Maintenance £20.00

Health and Safety wallchart £15.00

Health and Safety in Golf Course Management and Maintenance purchased with Health and Safety wallchart £30.00

mylearnadfriend on-line Health & Safety learning by following this link

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