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Trips, health and safety

  1. 1. Health & Safety Lisette Glanvill Sports Development Coordinator
  2. 2. What’s involved? <ul><li>Risk Assessment; Reduce risks </li></ul><ul><li>Trip Registration; Plan properly </li></ul><ul><li>Duty of care; Safety for your club </li></ul><ul><li>First Aid Training; For training & trips </li></ul>
  3. 3. When to Risk Assess? <ul><li>A Risk Assessment form is required for ALL club activities including; </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Initiations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Training sessions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Matches </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Trips </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Activities organised by “USSU sports club” i.e. fundraising events, freshers fair, local competition etc.. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. How to assess risk? <ul><li>Highlight any potential HAZARD ; trip, slip, fall, collision </li></ul><ul><li>Who’s at RISK ? </li></ul><ul><li>Identify the impact of any harm or damage - SEVERITY </li></ul><ul><li>-Bruising (Low), Sprains (Medium) or Fatal (High) </li></ul><ul><li>How likely will the HAZARD cause harm? </li></ul><ul><li>Should/could the HAZARD be removed ? </li></ul><ul><li>If NO or immoveable, how can you reduce the RISK ? </li></ul><ul><li>Identify the impact of harm after “reduce risk” in place? </li></ul><ul><li>Is RISK tolerable? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Risk Assessment Form   Section 1: Work / Activity Details Section 2: Risk Assessment: Ensure floor is cleaned prior to use. Put up slippery floor hazard signs Activity / Task Being Assessed: Badminton Training Date of Assessment: 10 th September 2008 Assessed by: Lisette Glanvill     WITHOUT CONTROLS   WITH CONTROLS Hazard     Who could be Harmed (List) How Serious could the harm be? L, M, H   How Likely Is It That Harm Will Occur? L, M, H Is Risk Tolerable (YES/NO) If Risk is Not Tolerable what Additional Control Measures are Required? How Serious could the harm be?   How Likely Is It That Harm Will Occur? Is Risk Tolerable (YES/NO)   Hall floor wet   Everyone in hall   Low-Medium   High   No   Low   Unlikely   Yes   Garage door left open   Everyone in hall   Low-Medium   Low   No Ensure the garage door is always shut prior to starting sessions   Low   Unlikely   Yes
  6. 6. <ul><li>Once CONTROLS have been identified they MUST be implemented , Duty of Care </li></ul><ul><li>Risk assessments should be recorded & inform all club members of forms, put in prominent place, i.e. website. </li></ul><ul><li>After any accident or incident, you must review your risk assessments & inform USSU. </li></ul><ul><li>Weather conditions can change the risk assessment. Review seasonally if affected by weather conditions. </li></ul>What’s next?
  7. 7. Organising a trip <ul><ul><li>Everyone on trip must be a USSU MEMBER – no membership, no trip! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Complete trip registration form available on-line or collect from the Activities office </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Deadline for form 12pm Wednesday BEFORE trip! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Risk assessment form attached </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Outdoor activities; include weather forecast </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>First Aid person present on every trip </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emergency procedure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- On campus ring Security 873333, off campus ring 999. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Inform Security of any incidents/accidents </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. What is Duty of Care? <ul><li>Duty of Care determines responsibility and accountability – if you organise it, you have a duty of care to attendees </li></ul><ul><li>USSU apply their Health & Safety policies on clubs </li></ul><ul><li>USSU does have overall responsibility for all activities carried out in it’s name, including all SPORTS CLUBS Activities </li></ul><ul><li>If USSU procedures are not followed through, Club Captain, President or Trip Organiser could be held liable, civilly, criminally or both </li></ul><ul><li>Apply our policies now to start off on the right foot. </li></ul>
  9. 9. How to show Duty of Care? <ul><li>These all help you apply good & best practise to all your club activities </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Risk Assessment – visible for all club members </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>First Aid – club has adequate cover </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Club equipment inventory – fit for purpose </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Trip Registration – completed fully & submitted on time </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ensure all members abide by duty of care </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. First Aid <ul><li>All clubs must have AT LEAST 1 person in team qualified </li></ul><ul><li>1 free days training for an Appointed First Aid person, 3 year qualification </li></ul><ul><li>IF YOU SIGN UP AND DON’T ATTEND, YOU HAVE AGREED TO PAY THE £40 FEE FOR THE COURSE!!!! </li></ul><ul><li>First Aid kits provided, collect & sign out from Activities </li></ul><ul><li>ALL ACCIDENTS/INCIDENTS to be reported regardless of where and when they occur </li></ul><ul><li>Accident/Incident in sports centres – Report to Sports Centre staff, anywhere else on campus – Security 3333/873333 </li></ul><ul><li>Accident/Incident off campus, requiring medical assistance, ring 999 </li></ul>
  11. 11. How to stay safe Can you name 5 ways to stay safe this year? Risk Assessment Trip Registration First Aid Duty of care Equipment checks
  12. 12. <ul><li>“ We want you to reach all your goals, in a safe environment” </li></ul>