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3. Know how to maintain the safety of participants and colle

BTEC Level 3 Unit 3 Assessing Risk in Sport Assignment 3

Miss Watson

on 6 July 2017

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Factors to consider when running a sports session
Safety Procedures and Protocols
Operating procedures and good practice:
Normal Operating Procedures (NOPs)

Many sports facilities have operating procedures known as
normal operating procedures (NOPs). This outlines
the safe day to day running or the facility. The NOP covers
health and safety issues, operational procedures and
customer complaint procedures.
Safety Procedures

A safety procedure is a document produced by the
organisation in accordance with relevant legislation and guidelines to help maintain a safe environment for staff
and customers.

Methods of raising health and safety awareness
to all staff and customers requires good communication as well as time management. Coaches need to be aware of the correct operating procedures to ensure the health and safety of all participants.

Know how to maintain the safety of participants and colleagues in a sports environment
Success Criteria:
P4. Describe three procedures used to promote and maintain a healthy and safe sporting environment.
M3.Explain three procedures used to promote and maintain a healthy and safe sporting environment.
D2. Analyse three procedures used to promote and maintain a healthy and safe sporting environment.
P4 and M3: Design a questionnaire, interview a senior employee within a sporting organisation and complete a written report.
D2: Analyse strengths and weaknesses explaining their strengths and weaknesses.

The following is an example of a swimming pool NOP:

Details of the pool - dimensions and depths
Potential risk - main hazards within the pool
Dealing with the public - customer care, enforcing poolside rules
Lifeguard duties and responsibilities - training, cleaning,
Operational procedures - Adjusting floors / booms and pool covers.

Staff Training and development

Risk Assessments

First Aid

Reporting accidents / incidents
Staff Training and Development
It is a legal requirement that staff are up to date with the latest regulations, policies and procedures. All staff have the right to be paid for time taken off work in order to carry out training.

Example of staff training:
Attending appropriate courses e.g. sports coaches receiving First Aid training or performance analyst being trained in the use of display screen equipment.

Seminars e.g. sports coaches attending workshops about catering for all learning styles.

Internal training e.g. newly qualified fitness instructor being trained on conducting risk assessments.

Risk Assessments
The overall aim of a risk assessment is to prevent accidents and injuries by identifying hazards and the level of risk associated with those hazards. Control measures used must be specific to the hazard in order to minimise the level of risk.
Emergency Procedures
Emergency procedures are designed to provide a safe and efficient help to everybody involved in the event of an emergency.

Emergency procedures related to:
Fire evacuations
Bomb scares
First Aid

If you are working as part of a sports club committee, all committee members should be clear about the procedures to follow in the event of an emergency. It is good practice to ensure that everyone is aware of the procedures to follow in the event of an emergency e.g. through fire drills or giving all club members a copy of emergency protocols.
First Aid
Notification of incidents / accidents
The Health and Safety First Aid Regulations (1981) require that, in order to provide first aid employers must have adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel.

All staff within a work place should know who can conduct First Aid. Usually the names of the First Aiders will be clearly displayed e.g. staff room or reception.

The duties of someone administering first aid are to:
Preserve life
Prevent the condition worsening
Promote recovery
Provide information to more qualified people e.g the patient's history, symptoms and treatment.

If an incident has occurred, the first course of action is to ensure that no further incidents can occur e.g. if a footballer is injured during a game, the match should be stopped to deal with the incident and to prevent further accidents.

Once the incident has been suitably dealt with it must be reported e.g. accident report form

When documenting an accident you should always make a note of the time and location as well as the nature of the accident, who was involved and what action was taken.
Safety procedures and protocols
Established to maintain a safe environment
Governing body guidelines

Equipment manufacturers' guidelines
When to consult with others and who to consult with
Local and national requirements
To establish and maintain a safe environment a written policy needs to be created outlining safety protocol and procedures.

Copies of the policy should be distributed widely throughout the organisation. This will ensure ALL staff are aware and follow the same safety protocol and procedures.

The policy should also outline preventive measures however, you cant prevent all dangerous situations from happening.

To maintain a safe sporting environment all staff must follow the safety policy and work hard. However, if a problem does arise staff should respond immediately to that particular situation.

Establish to maintain a safe environment
Government body guidelines
Governing bodies of sport (IFA, British Gymnastics, Swim Ireland) work alongside Sports Coach UK to develop guidelines i.e. code of conduct. This supports leaders and coaches by outlining their rights, relationships and responsibilities.
Equipment manufacturers' guidelines
When assembling new sports equipment e.g. football posts or basketball posts. Each of these items will have instructions of assembly and guidelines for use that should have the EU approval mark.

Even when inflating netballs, footballs or basketballs you will have to follow the guidelines for inflation pressure and how to insert the needle.
When to consult with others and who to consult with
There are people that you can consult to maintain the safety of participants and colleagues.

Health and Safety Executive
Managers / Supervisors
Other coaches / leaders
Participants in the sessions / activity
Support staff e.g. sports scientists or sports therapists

Local and national requirements
Comply with major legal and legislative factors
that influence health and safety in sport.

Local requirements relating to the safety of sports participants may vary from region to region. Therefore you should check with the local authority and regional governing body of sport before starting any activity to ensure you are following the approved guidelines.
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