It is Dartmouth Yacht Club policy that: the DYC is committed to the health and safety of all of its employees, contractors, members, guests, and other Club facility users, therefore all members and staff are expected to report any perceived unhealthy or unsafe activity or situation observed within the Club premises, on land or water, to the General Manager.
One of the primary objects of the Club is to promote safe boating operations. It is incumbent on all Club members and employees to take immediate action to correct or resolve any unhealthy or unsafe practices on Club premises, either on land or on the water, including Club buildings, the yard, marina, docks, equipment, vehicles, and/or boats.
Anyone observing anything he or she deems to be unsafe should report it to the Club General Manager or other staff person immediately. If it is an activity in progress, it should be respectfully and diplomatically pointed out to the individual that the activity could be unsafe. If the individual conducting the activity does not take steps to cease that activity or make it safe, it should be reported to the Club staff immediately. Any staff member receiving a report of unsafe conduct on Club property is to report it to the General Manager and/or Yard Foreman who is to investigate the activity and, if found to be unsafe, order it to be stopped or made safe.
If anyone observes an unsafe condition in any Club facility or equipment, he/she is expected to report it to the office for investigation by the General Manager, Yard Foreman or, if necessary, by the Health and Safety Committee which will meet regularly to discuss health and safety issues and initiate corrective action when necessary.
Suggestions for safer and/or healthier practices, facilities or equipment should be submitted in writing via the Suggestion Box in the Clubhouse.