Climate change and coastal erosion are behind sweeping plans to change the layouts and features of England’s oldest links golf club, the Royal North Devon Golf Club.  This follows severe weather impacts, with some of the course having been destroyed by Storm Eleanor and sand dunes subsequently swept away into the sea, in other parts of the course.

Such change to golf course traffic flows and greens can have impacts on health and safety, creating new zones in which players or staff could be hit by stray balls, necessitating new maintenance tasks and potentially new golf buggy hazards.  If you wish to know more about change and how it can impact on health and safety compliance, please download our free white paper ‘The Changing Face of Golf’.  Packed with areas that should lead you to pause for thought when it comes to your health and safety, it is well worth a read.