Field Game Health and Safety Information


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Field Game Health and Safety Information

  1. 1. FIELD GAME 2010 (Health and Safety)
  2. 2. The Key Issue Health and Safety Various risks in the Game
  3. 3. First Risk <ul><li>Contact between players in formed bully </li></ul>
  4. 4. First control measure for formed bully <ul><li>Umpires trained to engage the opposing sides carefully and safely </li></ul><ul><li>Law V4 - The front rows must not charge into one another but must be called in safely by the umpire – ‘CROUCH’, ‘TOUCH AND PAUSE’, ‘ENGAGE’ . </li></ul>Crouch Touch and Pause Engage!
  5. 5. <ul><li>Law F2 - One side has heads - their front row may form lower than the other front row. Their shoulders must not sink below the level of their hips . The team without heads must not attempt to place any downward pressure on the opposition front row. </li></ul><ul><li>Law U3 - The bully must not be deliberately wheeled beyond 90 degrees by the team not in possession.  </li></ul><ul><li>Equal numbers in the bully </li></ul>
  6. 6. Second control measure for formed bully <ul><li>The laws of the game penalise any behaviour that is deemed dangerous </li></ul><ul><li>Law N1 Players must not act in a dangerous, abusive or otherwise violent manner. </li></ul><ul><li>Law S1 While the ball is in a tightly-formed bully , players within the bully may keep opponents away from the ball provided that they do not hold them or engage in any unfair or dangerous play. </li></ul><ul><li>Law N3 The umpire may sin-bin a player for 10 minutes if his behaviour breaches these conditions. If a player repeatedly offends or if his behaviour is deemed to be excessively dangerous or abusive, the umpire should send the player from the field immediately. </li></ul><ul><li>Law N4 The Master-in-Charge should be informed of any boys who are either sent off or sin-binned. </li></ul><ul><li>Penalties: Free-kick, sin-bin, sending off </li></ul>
  7. 7. Second Risk <ul><li>Contact between players in open play </li></ul>
  8. 8. First control measure for open play <ul><li>Umpires trained to judge foul and dangerous play </li></ul><ul><li>Rugby referees need to watch out for the soccer fouls and vice-versa </li></ul>
  9. 9. First control measure for open play Law S2 In open play no player may try to prevent an opponent from playing the ball or from keeping the ball on the pitch by means of shielding the ball or using an outstretched arm to keep him away. Law S3 Players are not allowed to charge into opponents
  10. 10. Other control measures for open play <ul><li>Players are penalised for any play that is wilfully malicious </li></ul><ul><li>Warn, sin-bin and send off if necessary </li></ul><ul><li>Sliding tackles are not permitted and safe tackling has been introduced along similar lines to soccer </li></ul><ul><li>All “studs up” tackles must be penalised </li></ul><ul><li>All late shoulder charges on players must be penalised </li></ul><ul><li>Stamping from players studs </li></ul><ul><li>Studs to be checked by an umpire prior to the start of play </li></ul><ul><li>Players with sharpened studs prevented from playing </li></ul><ul><li>Players carry boots to the fields. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Fourth Risk Unnecessary delay in the delivery of first aid assistance following a serious accident/injury
  12. 12. <ul><li>Yellow telephone system in place to assist with the summoning of emergency assistance </li></ul><ul><li>Umpires to be conversant with the 'Accidents to boys' guidance contained in Fixtures which must be followed in the event of a serious accident or injury </li></ul><ul><li>All umpires to be aware of the basics of first aid (ABC) </li></ul>
  13. 13. Fifth Risk Players returning to the field following injury which results in loss of blood or presents an open wound
  14. 14. Injured persons must have any open cuts and lesions covered with a waterproof dressing before being allowed back into play Disposable gloves should be worn when administering first aid treatment to injured players where blood or other bodily fluids are present Blood soaked dressings to be disposed of in a suitable bin as soon as possible after use
  15. 15. Sixth risk Matches umpired by boys
  16. 16. Control measures Boys who are permitted to act as umpires are limited to those in B and C blocks (plus selected D block as part of DofE Award) Boys only permitted to umpire after successful completion of structured training and assessment by a suitably knowledgeable Master (programme as prepared by JDM) An adult must be present on the touchline (Housemaster, Dame or other designated Master)
  17. 17. Before Starting the Game Ensure that boys are wearing shin pads Ensure that boys are not wearing watches or necklaces. Spectacles must be “sports approved”.