Suggested Check Sheet for Meetings

Suggested Check Sheet for Meetings

Not exhaustive—specific for Association

Preparation

*Plan and organize the Meeting carefully

*Determine who will be running the Meeting-One person only.

*List essential equipment and who will provide it.

*If required ensure landowner/others knows of the plan

*Make sure neighbours/public who could be affected are aware of the Meeting

*Have mobile ‘phone to hand and be aware of the exact location of meeting/apiary

*Identify if any of attendees have a known allergy to bee venom and have with them

appropriate medication  Self administration unless medically qualified to do so.

*Ensure Risk Assessments carried out plus any other necessary permits etc

*Not always practical but make good effort to supply toilet arrangements

At the Meeting

*Display warning/advisory signs

*Record attendees and note early leavers

*Ensure  experienced beekeeper(s) in attendance

*Beware of over-crowding in Apiary—set limits/rotation

*Make sure attendees appropriately dressed/have to hand spare protective clothing;

*Explain Risk Assessment for the occasion and ensure all understand including necessary behaviour in the Apiary/Meeting

*Provision to ensure smokers made safe/disposal

*Provision of method for storage /disposal of old comb

IF  ANY DOUBT OR MAJOR DEVIATION FROM PLAN PERSON TAKING MEETING TO ABANDON EVENT.

*Revisit plan/risk assessment regularly

*Controlled parking

WBKA 2016/JP/00000