All our policies in one place

POLICY DOCUMENTS PAGE

This page is the reference point for all West Yorkshire Advanced Motorcyclists (WYAMs) policies; these augment the Statutory and Mandatory Policies of Government Organisations and the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM).  If you have any questions or seek clarification please contact the WYAMs Group Secretary or any Officer at secretary@wyam.org.uk .  The following list summarises the Organisation and Policies thereto:

  1. IAM RoadSmart
  2. The Charity Commission
  3. Information Commissioners Office
  4. WYAMs
  5. Website

IAM ROADSMART (IAM)

WYAMs is Affiliated to IAM.  Their website can be found at https://www.iamroadsmart.com The Group is run in accordance with IAM’s Regulations and Requirements and we take cognisance of their Guidance as appropriate.  Where we are permitted to deviate: we may put in place alternative policies and practises which may differ or in fact be more onerous, to meet our local needs.

  • The Charity Commission for England and Wales

          WYAMs are a Registered Charity (No. 107147) and are  governed by Statutory Rules and Regulations which can be
          found on the following Government website https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/charity-commission.
          The Group’s Committee Members are all Trustees of our charity and are primarily charged with exercising due care
          and diligence with respect to the Group’s finances. All trustees must complete a Trustee Declaration Form, this
          can be found below.  A guidance summary is also set out in the Commission’s Document CC3: this can be
          downloaded from their web site.

  • Information Commissioners Office (ICO)

         This is the UK’s independent authority and is set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting
         openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals. This body provides guidance on how WYAMs have to
         comply with the UK General Data Protection Regulations (UK GDPR). Reference to their web site will provide Group
         Members with an overview of the UK’s Data Protection Act 2018 https://ico.org.uk

          To respond to the requirements of the above bodies, the Group have created a number of Policy documents, which
          are referred to within the following text, these can be downloaded as required at the end of this Section.

  1. The base document for WYAMs is The Group Affiliate Handbook; Members can download this document from IAM’s web site as a pdf file once they join.
  2. The Group has drafted a GDPR Contract Statement for Members, this allows members to choose whether to Opt In or Out of the various media types that the Group uses for communication purposes; see below. This document has to be completed every year, when Annual Subscriptions are collected or when membership status changes but amendments can be made, if required by a Member, at any time in the year. However, if it is deemed to be in the public interest, the Group may decide to publish the result of a disciplinary matter or gross misconduct to demonstrate that it is fulfilling its fiduciary duties, in its newsletter or meeting minutes.  While these documents are only available to Members of WYAM, they will be disclosed to IAM or the courts following an official request.
  3. It is necessary for the Group to collect data about individuals and share this with IAM and designated individuals within WYAMs. This information generally comprises inter alia: contact information for dissemination of information, guidance, riding standards and club matters; in addition, we collect training, riding and qualification data to allow us to improve the skill base of our current and future membership. The data therein is covered by our Privacy Statement, see below.
  4. The Group is aware of many factors which have a bearing on safety and a rider’s wellbeing and these are advised to members; however, responsibility rests with an individual and they are asked to sign a disclaimer to that effect. A copy of this Disclaimer Document can be downloaded below.
  5. A Ride Risk Assessment has been developed by WYAMs for its Observer Team, this can be downloaded below.  This document does not absolve any rider from any responsibility or consequences arising from their own riding performance, and the giving of or following any advice.
  6. In order to maintain the skill base of our Observer Team, we carry out Internal and External Assessments on a rolling schedule basis; this is subject to the availability of suitable resources from our team of volunteers. Our Observer Assessment Policy can be downloaded below.
  7. Our Annual General Meetings are organised and run, in accordance with Government Statutory Instruments and IAM’s Guidelines however WYAMs have made provision to hold their AGMs using Video Conferencing facilities, should they so decide. A copy of WYAMs AGM Policy can be downloaded below.
  8. There are occasions when National and/or Local subscriptions lapse, either on purpose or through an oversight; on these occasions a short period of grace is permitted and the timescales and protocols to be followed can be downloaded below.
  9. Our Web Site Policy is included in our Privacy Statement
  10. Renewal of WYAMs Membership Form.
  11. Group Application Form.

WEST YORKSHIRE ADVANCED MOTORCYCLISTS POLICIES

  • Guests
    • Where guest attendance is approved, WYAM members may bring guests to any WYAM Club events.
    • Guests are not permitted to take part in any event undertaken on behalf of IAM RoadSmart.
  • Club Events
    • All WYAM members are welcome to take part in organised events.
    • Members are responsible for the conduct of their guest(s) at any WYAM Club event.

WEBSITE POLICIES

Data protection, Cookie Consent and Website Use policies can be found here.