Buggy Safe Working Practice

South Shields Golf Club
Safe Working Practice

The use of golf carts and single seat buggies (South Shields Golf Club’s and private) on the South Shield’s Golf course/grounds

– All golf buggy operators must not be under the influence of alcoholic drinks or drugs
– Never allow children to drive the ride-on buggy

Golfers are responsible for providing their own personal liability and insurance cover for the personal use cart or buggy, Golfers using this form of equipment do so at their own risk and indemnify South Shields Golf Club from any liability.


-All operators of ride-on buggies must sign a Safety policy Acknowledgement Form before they are allowed to drive the buggy
– Golf Buggies can only be used for the number of occupants it was designed to carry

– Do not move off until occupants are seated
– Always remain seated and hold on while the vehicle is in motion
– Hands, feet and head must be kept inside the buggy at all times while the vehicle is in motion
– Ride-on buggies must not be driven in prohibited areas
– The vehicle must be used to progress the game and and must not be driven up and down excessively, e.g. when looking for golf balls
– The vehicle must not be used on tees, greens or the slopes leading up to them
– The vehicle must not be used within 2 metres of any bunkers, ditches or ponds or slopes leading to them.
– -Check the area behind the vehicle before reversing
– Set the parking brake before leaving the vehicle
– Always consider the terrain, existing vehicular and pedestrian traffic conditions as well as environmental factors that may affect your ability to operate the vehicle safely

– Drive the vehicle only as fast as the terrain and safety considerations allow
– To avoid tipping over, drive the vehicle straight up and down severe slopes
– Slow down before corners
– All turns must be executed at reduced speeds
– Avoid sudden stops or changes of direction that may result in loss of control
– Be extra careful when the course is wet and muddy


When the vehicle is left unattended, turn the key to the off position, remove the key and engage the parking brake


Review our buggy policy and safe use guide here- SSGC Buggy Policy 2020

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