Guidelines for the Safe Conduct of Sport

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AWARENESS PRESENTATION

GUIDELINES FOR THE SAFE CONDUCT OF SPORT AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN SCHOOLS

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  • Guidelines for the Safe Conduct of Sport

    1. 1. Guidelines for the Safe Conduct of Sport and Physical Activity in Schools AWARENESS PRESENTATION GUIDELINES FOR THE SAFE CONDUCT OFSPORT AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN SCHOOLS
    2. 2. Guidelines for the Safe Conduct of Sport and Physical Activity in SchoolsWhy is this awareness presentation necessary?
    3. 3. Guidelines for the Safe Conduct of Sport and Physical Activity in SchoolsThis awareness presentation will alert staff to theGuidelines for the Safe Conduct of Sport andPhysical Activity in Schools manual and itsimplications for excursion planning, particularlywhere physical recreation is to occur.The presentation will indicate how the Guidelinesmanual can be an effective tool in decreasing thefrequency and severity of injury associated withsport and recreational activities, while promotinghealthy participation
    4. 4. Guidelines for the Safe Conduct of Sport and Physical Activity in SchoolsTo refresh staff involved in the conduct of sport andphysical activity in its various forms and excursionsinvolving planned activity, in awareness of, and useof, the Guidelines.It is important that all staff involved in, or likely to beinvolved in, the conduct of sport and physical activityare familiar with the Guidelines
    5. 5. Guidelines for the Safe Conduct of Sport and Physical Activity in SchoolsWhy is this support document an importantreference for school staff?
    6. 6. Guidelines for the Safe Conduct of Sport and Physical Activity in SchoolsThe support document: Informs school communities in the planning and implementation of safe sport, physical activity and school excursions Draws together advice from Departmental memoranda which relate to the supervision and welfare of students engaged in sport and physical activity Strengthens existing safety guidelines and standards for over 60 specific sport and outdoor recreation activities Describes best practice in injury prevention
    7. 7. Guidelines for the Safe Conduct of Sport and Physical Activity in SchoolsThe safety conditions for specific activities applywhether the activity is taken as part of school sport,physical education, within school excursions, or anyother occasion where planned sport or physicalactivity is to occur
    8. 8. Guidelines for the Safe Conduct of Sport and Physical Activity in Schools Four main sections Supervision and welfare of students Student protectionengaged in sport and physical activity Target audience: Target audience: •SportsCoordinators Sport coordinators Principals Principals •Sport Coordinators •Teachers Teachers •Coaches in charge / leaders Teachers Sport coordinators •Students •Parents in charge Teachers Outdoor recreation Guidelines for guidelines specific activities
    9. 9. Guidelines for the Safe Conduct of Sport and Physical Activity in SchoolsSafety guidelines for 60 sports and outdoorrecreation activities are listed in the manual. Adviceis provided for each activity concerning: teacher/instructor qualifications and experience supervision equipment venue safetyAs an example, safety guidelines for the sport ofhockey are included in your workshop booklet
    10. 10. Guidelines for the Safe Conduct of Sport and Physical Activity in SchoolsHow knowledgeable are you?Please complete the quiz on page 2 of the StaffWorkshop booklet. Staff members may confer.
    11. 11. Guidelines for the Safe Conduct of Sport and Physical Activity in Schools1. Guidelines cover organised and structured sport as well as organised and structured recreational activities True2. The target group or audience for the guidelines is sport coordinators (Ref: Guidelines page 7) False3. The teacher to student ratio for outdoor recreation activities is 1:30 (Many activities, particularly swimming and outdoor False adventure activities, have much lower ratios)4. Where the wearing of protective gear is specified in the guidelines, it must be worn (eg. the wearing of helmets for True batters and base runners in baseball)5. Tobogganing can be undertaken with appropriate risk management procedures in place (For reasons of safety and False the incidence of neck, head and spinal injury, tobogganing is not permitted. Ref: Guidelines page 206)
    12. 12. Guidelines for the Safe Conduct of Sport and Physical Activity in Schools6. Students with Down’s Syndrome should be medically screened prior to their participation in contact sport (Atlanto-axial True instability exists in a small number of people with Down’s Syndrome and is detected through an x-ray. Ref: Guidelines page 49)7. Hydrated lime, creosote or kerosene can be used to mark playing fields (All present health and environmental risks. Ref: False Guidelines page 58)8. A risk management process should be undertaken before any outdoor adventure activity is conducted (Outdoor adventure True activities are those that potentially place students at a higher risk than is usual at school because of the nature of the activity or the area in which the activity takes place. Ref: Guidelines page 71)
    13. 13. Guidelines for the Safe Conduct of Sport and Physical Activity in Schools9. When epileptic students participate in a swimming activity there must be one supervisor for each student (If an epileptic attack True occurs while the student is in the water, immediate assistance is required. Ref Guidelines page 232)10.Swimming in an inland waterway requires the same level of supervision as swimming at patrolled beaches (Refer to True Swimming and Water Safety guidelines in the manual page 238)11.Students assisting teachers appointed as carnival starters must be trained in the use and storage of starting pistols and False caps (students are not to be appointed in this capacity because of the risks associated with use of starting caps. Ref: Student Protection section in the Guidelines page 56)
    14. 14. Guidelines for the Safe Conduct of Sport and Physical Activity in Schools12.Portable soccer goals must be anchored (unanchored goals may tip forwards if sufficient weight is applied to the crossbar. True Where these goals are of sufficient size and weight they are a potential hazard and should be suitably anchored. Ref: Student Protection section in the Guidelines page 59)13.Cardio-vascular resuscitation qualifications need to be updated every two years (Required each year because of the False need to include new requirements and procedures. Ref: Guidelines- Swimming and Water Safety, page 232)14.For swimming at a patrolled beach, the supervisor:student ratio is 1:18 (1.10 applies as a minimum. Supervision may False need to be increased in many circumstances Ref: Guidelines- Swimming and Water Safety, page 238)
    15. 15. Guidelines for the Safe Conduct of Sport and Physical Activity in SchoolsIn organising and implementing all manner ofschool activities, members of staff will eitherformally or informally, plan for the supervision andwelfare of studentsStaff, in fact, are engaging in a risk managementprocess
    16. 16. Guidelines for the Safe Conduct of Sport and Physical Activity in SchoolsWhat does risk management mean?
    17. 17. Guidelines for the Safe Conduct of Sport and Physical Activity in SchoolsRISK MANAGEMENT MEANS : identifying foreseeable hazards, risks and safety issues assessing the risks these hazards may cause eliminating or controlling the risks monitoring and reviewing the effectiveness of the control measures for the identified risks.
    18. 18. Guidelines for the Safe Conduct of Sport and Physical Activity in SchoolsA simple scenario: The planning of a school walk-a-thon or fun run has identified risks such as street crossings, poorly maintained parts of the paths that comprise the route and terrain that is too onerous for the participants to use. These risks have been minimised or avoided
    19. 19. Guidelines for the Safe Conduct of Sport and Physical Activity in SchoolsHowever, on the day of the activity, thetemperature climbs to 38°C with very high humidityCan the safety issues for the participants bemanaged?What is your decision?
    20. 20. Guidelines for the Safe Conduct of Sport and Physical Activity in SchoolsPostpone!The risk of dehydration (despite water stations),over exertion by some competitive students andexposure to the intense sun cannot be avoided
    21. 21. Guidelines for the Safe Conduct of Sport and Physical Activity in SchoolsWhat are the critical elements of a risk managementplan?To start, refer to the excursion scenario on page 3of the workshop booklet.
    22. 22. Guidelines for the Safe Conduct of Sport and Physical Activity in SchoolsKey questions to be addressed in the scenarioappear in your workshop booklet and aredisplayed on the following slideFor responses to questions one and two, use thesample risk management proforma on page 4 ofyour booklet
    23. 23. Guidelines for the Safe Conduct of Sport and Physical Activity in SchoolsList some of the major risks or hazards relating to the bushwalking andswimming activities in the section headed Hazard/Risk Identificationon page 3 of your workshop bookletOn the same page, list some of the measures that can control theidentified risks in the section headed Elimination or ControlMeasuresIn noting the nature of the excursion activities, what specific areas ofexpertise are required of staff appointed to conduct the bushwalkingand swimming activities?List any special equipment or protective gear that may be required forthe bushwalk?List current Departmental memoranda that relate to the organisation ofthe activity?
    24. 24. SPORT & PHYSICAL ACTIVITY RISK MANAGEMENT FORMActivity : Science Excursion Location: National Park Hazard/Risk Identification Risk Management Plan Elimination or Control Measures Bushwalking Risk of: being separated from group Consult with National Parks personnel Students briefed on bush safety Appropriate clothing/footwear worn Supervision ratio not to exceed 1:15 diabetic reaction Teacher carries insulin as per health plan exhaustion or dehydration Regular rest periods taken Water bottle carried by all participants sprains, broken limbs First aid kit available sunburn SPF30+ sun protection and wear hat and long sleeve top
    25. 25. SPORT & PHYSICAL ACTIVITY RISK MANAGEMENT FORMActivity : Year 9 Science Excursion Location: National Park Hazard/Risk Identification Risk Management Plan Elimination or Control Measures Recreational Swimming Risk of: drowning Students briefed in water safety Supervision ratio 1:10 One teacher with current CPR cert sunburn SPF30+ sun protection
    26. 26. Guidelines for the Safe Conduct of Sport and Physical Activity in SchoolsWhat specific areas of expertise are required ofstaff appointed to conduct, the bushwalking andswimming activity?Leaders of the bushwalk must be experiencedbushwalker (s) with current knowledge of theproposed route and knowledge of search, rescueand emergency proceduresFor the swimming activity, a minimum of two adultsupervisors with current qualifications in rescue,resuscitation and first aid must be present. For anyaquatic activity, a teacher must be present who hascurrent CPR and Emergency Care.
    27. 27. Guidelines for the Safe Conduct of Sport and Physical Activity in SchoolsList any special equipment or protective gear requiredfor the bushwalk: appropriate walking shoes clothing for anticipated weather conditions waterproof rain jacket with a hood sunscreen communication devices medical kit
    28. 28. Guidelines for the Safe Conduct of Sport and Physical Activity in SchoolsList current Departmental memoranda and otherdocuments that relate to the organisation of the activity Excursions and Other Visits (97/137) Revision of guidelines for Bushwalking (99/205)Guidelines for the Safe Conduct of Sport and Physical Activity in Schools99/490)Additional documents are listed in your workshop bookleton page 9. DET memorandums and policies may beaccessed at:www.intranet.schools.nsw.edu.au/dse/D1.0/policies/index.html
    29. 29. Guidelines for the Safe Conduct of Sport and Physical Activity in SchoolsThe partially completed Risk ManagementForm on page 4 of your workshop booklet andthe Risk Management Planning Form on page5, provide examples of the type of informationthat is sought to inform the activity approvalprocess.
    30. 30. Guidelines for the Safe Conduct of Sport and Physical Activity in SchoolsFor your information and future reference, examplesof risk management support materials are providedin the workshop booklet: a list of key questions for planning excursion activities departmental MEMORANDA AND DOCUMENTS associated with excursion planning safety guidelines for the sport of hockey where to seek further advice

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