SAFE TRANSPORT POLICY - OLINDA CRICKET CLUB
This policy outlines our procedures for safe transport after club games, special events, functions and other club-related activities where alcohol may be consumed. It represents our club’s commitment to its members, volunteers and visitors, acknowledging the role that sporting clubs and associations play in building strong and healthy communities.
This policy will help to ensure our club:
Ensuring members, visitors and guests getting to and from club games, activities and events safely is an important part of being a responsible, healthy club.
While Olinda Cricket Club wishes to avoid club members becoming intoxicated and notes the recommendation by the National Health and Medical Research Council to consume no more than four drinks in one sitting, as part of our club’s duty of care we encourage our members to plan safe transport home. This will reduce the risk of drink-driving, injury or worse.
Alcohol and drugs affect pedestrians and drivers’ abilities to stay safe. They affect decision-making, reaction times, speed and distance judgements, concentration, balance, perception and alertness. It can also increase risk-taking behaviour by giving a pedestrian or driver a false sense of confidence.
Sporting clubs such as ours help prevent drink driving related tragedies in the community by improving safety around transport and minimising the risk of developing a drinking culture.
Our club recognises that:
This safe transport policy applies for all activities undertaken by the club that involve the serving and/or consumption of alcohol.
Our club will:
Where available, our club will also consider:
− The bus or transport provided will be an alcohol-free zone (i.e. no alcohol will be permitted on the bus).
− The bus will not be used to transport members between licensed venues.
− People who have consumed alcohol can get home safely from the bus drop off point
− Free telephone calls to arrange a taxi to provide transport from the club or venue.
− The club committee will pre-order taxis to arrive at a club or venue at the conclusion of a club event or function.
− Encourage club members to utilise a ride share service.
Our club will promote low alcohol and non-alcoholic drinks as options and available at reduced prices.
Bar staff/ servers of alcohol will encourage members, volunteers and visitors to:
Whilst engaging in club activities, members, volunteers and visitors will:
Our club will:
display standard drink posters/ cards to help patrons recognise what standard drinks are and the implications on drink driving).