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Unit 3:Assessing Risk in Sport

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Unit 3:Assessing
In sport

Describe key legislative factors that influence health and safety in sport

Describe how legislative factors influence sports environment
Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes
Describe key legislative factors that influence health and safety in sport
Describe how legislative factors influence sports environment

What is legislation?
A law including acts of parliament and other general legal rules.
Laws made in parliament and enforced by various bodies e.g HSE, Police.

The Health and Safety at Work, Act (1974)

The main piece of legislation affecting the management of health and safety
This Act provides a framework for ensuring the health and safety of all employees in any work activity.
The secondary legislation is made up of Statutory Instruments (SIs), often referred to as ‘regulations’.

Places a duty on employers to ensure the health, safety and welfare of employees as far as is reasonably practicable.
Legal responsibilities of employers
Health and safety law states that organisations must: assess risks to employees, customers, partners and any other people who could be affected by their activities;
Have a written health and safety policy if they employ five or more people;
Ensure they have access to competent health and safety advice;
consult employees about their risks at work and current preventive and protective measures
RIDDOR places a legal duty on employers, the self-employed and those in control of premises to report some work-related accidents, diseases and dangerous occurrences.
major injuries
over-3-day injuries - where an employee or self-employed person has an accident and the person is away from work or unable to work normally for more than 3 days record on site is sufficient.
injuries to members of the public where they are taken to hospital or employees miss 7 consecutive days of work must be reported
work-related diseases
dangerous occurrences - where something happens that does not result in a reportable injury but which could have done.
Reporting must occur within 15 days you must send a completed accident or disease report to the Incident Contact Centre (ICC), however fatalities and major injuries must also be reported without delay by telephone to the enforcing authority (HSE or Local Authority).
Riddor - Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013
The Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations (2002)came into force on
1 January 1993
The Regulations are made under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974(HSW Act) and apply to all workplaces
Employers should ensure that any PPE they buy bears a ‘CE’ mark and
complies with the Personal Protective Equipment Regulations 2002
Control of substances hazardous to health
Hazardous substances include all substances or mixtures of substances classified as dangerous to health under the Chemicals Regulations 2002 such as adhesives, paints, cleaning agents, fumes, dust or biological agents.

first aid regulations 1981
This is extremely important area for those working in sport. This employer has a duty of care to provide adequate first aid. It will depend on the number of employees and size of organisation
General ruling is that there should be at least one first aider for every 50 people.
At centres which anticipate a high likelihood of some injuries will have a first aid room. .

20 individually wrapped sterile plasters (assorted sizes), appropriate to the type
of work (you can provide hypoallergenic plasters, if necessary);
■ two sterile eye pads;
■ four individually wrapped triangular bandages, preferably sterile;
■ six safety pins;
■ two large, individually wrapped, sterile, unmedicated wound dressings;
■ six medium-sized, individually wrapped, sterile, unmedicated wound dressings;
■ a pair of disposable gloves (see HSE’s free leaflet
This applies to situations where employees are carrying, lifting or moving loads. Loads are not identified by maximum weight; each requires a risk assessment of the task and the weigh to be lifted. Employers are required to avoid hazardous manual handling operations as far as is reasonably practicable
Manual handling operations regulations 1992
Fire Safety and Safety of places of sport Act (1987)
This legislation was brought into effect as a result of the Popplewell Inquiry, which examined the safety of sports grounds following the devastating fire at Bradford City Football Ground in May 1985 in which 56 people died. The act includes that all grounds with permanent covered stand for over 500 spectators is required to have a safety certificate from the local authority

HSAW (1974) responsibilities
Failure to adhere to the legislation

Failure to comply with these requirements can have serious consequences – for both organisations and individuals. Sanctions include fines, imprisonment and disqualification

Maximum penalty in the Crown Court is an unlimited fine / imprisonment up to 2 years
Maximum penalty in the magistrates’ court £20,000 or imprisonment not exceeding 6 months
Compensation orders to pay damages / costs
Community orders

Oakwood park ordered to pay over £330,000 today, as it was sentenced for breaches of health and safety regulations which led to the death of a 16-year-old.

The company was charged with failing to ensure that visitors to the park were not exposed to health and safety risks, contrary to Section 3 (1) of the 1974 Safety at Work Act following an investigation by the Health and Safety Executive.

Do head guards reduce risk?
Only use PPE as a last resort
If PPE is still needed after implementing other controls you must provide this for your employees free of charge
You must choose the equipment carefully and ensure employees are trained to use it properly, and know how to detect and report any faults
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