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Guidelines for hut managers

Clubs operating mountaineering huts have a duty of care towards all those who use those huts.  With regard to many aspects of hut management this duty amounts to a legal requirement, for example with fire safety.

The Huts Advisory Group of Mountaineering Scotland and the Huts Group of the British Mountaineering Council jointly produce a series of guidelines to assist hut managers.  These are listed below. Click on a topic to download that guideline.

1.         Club organisation and ownership of property

2          Health & Safety

3.1       Fire Safety (England & Wales)

3.2       Fire Safety (Scotland)

4.         Disability Discrimination

5.         Maintenance

6.         Combined Liability Insurance

7.         Asbestos

8.         Sources of funding

9.         Trustees

10.1     Private Water Supplies ((England & Wales)

10.2     Private Water Supplies (Scotland)

11.1     Safeguarding Children in Huts (England & Wales)

11.2     Safeguarding Children in Huts (Scotland)

12.       Legionella

13.       Planning and managing building projects

14.       Energy saving

15.       Employers’ Liability Insurance                                 

16.1     Small Sewage Discharges (England & Wales)

16.2     Small Sewage Discharges (Scotland) – in preparation