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At the PGA TOUR, our highest priority is the safety of our players, guests, employees, and volunteers. We are committed to providing a safe and secure environment by promoting safety best practices at our tournaments to minimize accidents. Our volunteers play a large role in promoting our safety culture and creating memorable, world-class experiences that positively impact our communities. All registered volunteers are expected to abide by basic safety guidelines, identify potential risks, and be proactive in reporting and correcting known or potential hazards.
ALL registered volunteers are expected to abide by the following safety guidelines in order to prevent injury to themselves or others. Some volunteer committees may require additional safety measures which can be found in the PGA TOUR Volunteer Safety Manual.
• I am knowledgeable of safety policies and procedures in my role.
• In uniform, I am viewed as a safe person to approach.
• I take a proactive approach to safety and know who to contact.
SEE Something (Be aware of your surroundings)
SAY Something (Know who to contact)
DO Something (Be proactive - Take action as necessary)
Prior to volunteering at a PGA TOUR tournament, each registered volunteer is required to review the following training materials:
PGA TOUR VOLUNTEER SAFETY MANUAL
PGA TOUR GOLF CART SAFETY VIDEO
PGA TOUR VOLUNTEER GOLF CART SAFETY ACKNOWLEDGEMENT FORM
(Return signed form to appropriate tournament or volunteer leadership)
Volunteers should not operate any machinery or equipment unless they have been trained and have demonstrated how to use it safely. Volunteers must observe all safety rules while operating machinery or equipment and must wear the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) to prevent injury. Volunteers are strictly prohibited from repairing or adjusting machinery. (Only persons with special training should make adjustments or repairs that require machines to be in operation.) Consult with Tournament staff if any adjustments are needed.
There are several steps you should take when you attempt to push or pull an object:
To keep your back flexible and your muscles limber, it is important to maintain correct posture when standing.
CORRECT POSTURE: Stand straight with your shoulders back, stomach tucked in, hips forward, and knees slightly bent. An easy way to hurt yourself is to bend over incorrectly, the proper way to bend is:
If volunteers believe that a condition is unhealthy or unsafe, they should report the condition immediately to tournament staff
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