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Legislation in Sport
WHAT IS LEGISLATION?
Legislation (or “statutory law”) is law which has been produce by a governing body in order to regulate, to authorise, to sanction, to grant, to declare or to restrict. In terms of events, Legislation defines the governing legal principles outlining the responsibilities of event organisers, and other stakeholders such as the local authority, to protect the safety of the public.
Btec Level 3 Assessing Risk In Sport
Make notes on the following legislation's ready for your assignments
Legislation - What is it?
What would it be like?
How do Laws get created?
So why are there Laws?
To protect us
Keep Us Safe
How does it help us in Sport?
How does it help us in Sport?
Different types of Law, Legal factors & Regulatory bodies
Law set by a legislature - Government/EU
Good example - Law
Relate to sport - EU Bosnan Case
John Mark Bosnan
Activity - 5 Mins
when in sport are we governed by law? How many different examples can you think of
Boxing Promoters need
to be licensed
Law that deals with disputes
between individuals, organisations
Compensation is often
paid in Civil courts
Someone damages property
playing football: Owner of property takes
player to civil court to try and get compensation
Does not Recognise precedents
A criminal case must be proved 'beyond reasonable doubt.' A civil case only has to be proved on the 'balance of probabilities,' i.e. it is 'likely' that the defendant is guilty.
Usually based on individual cases and the judge makes the decision regarding the case and this decision can then affect proceeding cases.
In 1980 civil action commenced against a council in West Yorkshire by an ex-pupil of one of their schools who had used and unattended trampoline left in an unlocked sports hall and became paralysed following the accident.
In loco Parentis
In loco Parentis
When children are left by their parents in the care of another person. That person takes on the parental responsibilities.
E.g. A coach of a kids football team
Duty of care
Your employer has a 'duty of care' to look after, as far as possible, your health, safety and welfare while you are at work. They should start with a risk assessment to spot possible health and safety hazards.
Higher Duty of care
Teachers have a duty of care
but a head teacher has a higher
duty of care
In the first 'negligence' case a woman developed gastro-enteritis after swallowing a snail contained in a bottle of ginger beer. Lord Atkin, the judge who heard the case, decided that she was entitled to some form of compensation. He ruled that the manufacturer had a 'duty of care' towards its customers and in this instance had been negligent - and the law of 'negligence' was created.
Doctor not looking after
a sports injury properly.
Government creates a committee
to regulate various things
HSE is the national independent watchdog for work-related health, safety and illness.
They are an independent regulator and act in the public interest to reduce work-related death and serious injury across Great Britain’s workplaces.
This body is appropriate to all activities
Other regulatory bodies
Local Authorities Regulate Health and Safety in the workplace
e.g. Tamworth Council
Local Education Authority (LEA)
Make sure that we are assessing risk at school.
Police are responsible for Health and Safety in the public domain.
Responsible for the safety of property and individuals
Provide crowd control at public events - Sports Games.
Specific Regulatory Bodies
National Governing Bodies of sport (NGBs)
Adventurous Activities Licensing Authority (AALA)
Adventure Activities Licensing Authority ensures that activity providers follow good safety management practices.
These should allow young people to experience exciting and stimulating activities outdoors without being exposed to avoidable risks of death or disabling injury.
National Governing Bodies
Control health and safety in their sport
Create rules that protect players when they play sport
Punish players/teams who break the rules
change the rules of the sport to meet the changing needs of legislation