Association lawn mower service cut
At a recent Zoom meeting of the Association committee, we discussed the lending of mowers to members, which has not happened for over a year now because of the Covid restrictions. Graham has been organising this, and he commented:
"I've been very concerned for quite some time about the Association's position if there were ever an accident with one of the mowers resulting in serious injury. That's why I've tried to develop all the health and safety information and forms etc. I think that, despite all those precautions, the Association (and me in particular as Chair and effectively the person overseeing the use of the mowers) would be legally liable. Our liability would not be limited - and I would be sorry to have to sell my house to pay for a claim!"
While we appreciate that this service may be very much missed, the committee has decided that the Association will no longer lend mowers to members.
If current members are interested in taking possession of a mower for personal use, please let us know by end of June and we will put names in a hat. Suitable donations would of course be welcome, but the mowers are offered as found and the Association cannot accept any liability for their condition or defects.