club advice - not cycling club

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by subaqua, 18 Aug 2012.

  1. subaqua

    subaqua What’s the point

    Location:
    Leytonstone
    i am a member of a club for another sport i participate in. the club has its own clubhouse on leased land . it was built in the 80s by club members and all the building services were installed by the club members.
    the electrics need a good looking at and it is a running joke that they have bee altered and added to a lot and are dodgy
    the club rents out the building to other sports /social grouos karate , slimming world, and also rents out as a function room.
    there are no current test certs for the building .
    i beleive that as they rent the space out they are a commercial venture and not a private members club
    I am concerned that the club is leaving itself open to litigation as they are not complying with electricity at work regulations. but i don't want to write to the club chairman if i am wrong.

    any advice ?
     
  2. oldfatfool

    oldfatfool Veteran

    I would imagine it will be part of the T&C's of their public liability insurance that they carry also, along with the fire cert. etc etc
     
  3. Mark Grant

    Mark Grant Acting Captain of The St Annes Jombulance.

    Location:
    Hanworth, Middx.
    I would think that the building requires an Electrical installation inspection and certificate. (5 yearly) Also a fire risk assesment as well as a general health & safety risk assesment.
    If you have gas you'll also need an anual gas safety cert.
     
  4. TVC

    TVC Guest

    Mark got it spot on. :thumbsup:
     
  5. vernon

    vernon Harder than Ronnie Pickering

    Location:
    Meanwood, Leeds
    That assumes that the club has public liability insurance.....
     
  6. screenman

    screenman Legendary Member

    That is way to scarey for it's members if it has not.
     
  7. PK99

    PK99 Guru

    Location:
    SW19
    Whatever you do, do not take a place on the committee of tha club!
     
  8. OP
    OP
    subaqua

    subaqua What’s the point

    Location:
    Leytonstone
    I know what it needs electrically,as i am an electrician. Its where the club sat legally I needed to be sure on.
    Email and hard copy will be on their way to the club tomorrow morning
     
  9. Mark Grant

    Mark Grant Acting Captain of The St Annes Jombulance.

    Location:
    Hanworth, Middx.
    If the club rents out its room(s) then it is a landlord and would require the above.
     
  10. OP
    OP
    subaqua

    subaqua What’s the point

    Location:
    Leytonstone
    that was my view on it but wanted to check i was right in thinking this.

    ta for advice peeps. have a good idea what i will be doing for next few weekends now
     
  11. dellzeqq

    dellzeqq pre-talced and mighty

    Location:
    SW2
    Yes. Fix it up.

    And, for your own sake, go and have a look at the Royal Yachting Association website. As I understand it a club is not a legal entity. To take as an example - The Fridays, which has a bank account, is, effectively me. If 'the club' does something wrong, then my ass is in a sling. The CTC offers organisers insurance, which is there to protect the organisers, not 'the club'. So....if you're on the committee and you're worried........resign. And write them a letter.
     
  12. OP
    OP
    subaqua

    subaqua What’s the point

    Location:
    Leytonstone
    not on the commitee thankfully. letter is now drafted, with wifey ready to read it for understadability rather than technical waffle.
     
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