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Unit 3 - Assessing Risk in Sport, Legislative Factors

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Jonathon Hoare

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Transcript of Unit 3 - Assessing Risk in Sport, Legislative Factors

Unit Aims

The aim of this unit is to make you explicitly aware of the vital nature of risk assessment and its management within the sports industry.
Unit outcomes. By the end of this unit you should:
Know the key factors that influence health and safety in sport.
Be able to carry out risk assessments.
Know how to maintain the safety of participants and colleagues in a sport environment.
Be able to plan a safe sporting activity.

Unit 3
In Sport

What is assessing risk?
'A risk assessment is simply a careful examination of what, in your work, could cause harm to people, so that you can weigh up whether you have taken enough precautions or should do more to prevent harm.'
(Health and Safety Executive (HSE)).
HSE is the national independent watchdog for work-related health, safety and illness.
How aware of health and safety are you?
In your tables think of a recent sporting event that you have taken part in/attended/watched and produce a list of health and safety measures that you may have seen in place.
Why are these health and safety measures in place?
What changes were made to football spectating after the Hillsborough disaster?
Who or what are the underlying forces behind the implementation of health and safety at sporting events? E.G. the removal of terraces in football stadiums in Britain.
Legislative factors
Legal factors
Regulatory bodies
What is Legislation?
Legislation is law which has been produced by a governing body in order to regulate, to authorise, to sanction, to grant, to declare or to restrict.
Enforced by various bodies (police, HSE etc).
Do you know of any governing bodies?
There are a number of hazards/risks associated with sport.
Sport is ever changing/advancing.
There is key legislation that impacts on sport within the UK.
Main health and safety legislation?
Health and Safety at Work Act (1974)
Secure the health, safety and welfare of people at work
Protect people other thank those at work against risks to health and safety arising from the activities of people at work
Control the handling and storage of dangerous substances
Control the emission into the atmosphere of noxious or offensive substances from premises.
Who is essentially responsible for your own health and safety?
How does this act apply to sport?
Discuss this on your tables.
5 mins.

Talking of
risk taking,
Denim on
Presentation Task:
Get into groups of 2/3
Using the smartphone app i-nigma, scan your QR code.
Create a 5 minute presentation that includes the criteria on the task handout.
Be prepared to present your presentations this afternoon.
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