Tennis & Further Education Taught Lesson Supporting Presentation UNIT 3 ASSESSING RISK IN SPORT Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Extended National Diploma in Sport (Development, Coaching & Fitness)
Aim & Purpose The aim of this unit is to make the learner explicitly aware of the vital nature of risk assessment and its management within the sports industry.Learning Outcomes: Know the key factors that influence Health & Safety in Sport. Be able to carry out a Risk Assessment. Know how to maintain the safety of participants and colleagues in a sports environment. Be able to plan a safe sporting activity.
Last Session Recap • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE, 2002) • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH, 2002) • Management of Health & Safety Regulations (1999) • Health & Safety at Work Act (1974) • Fire Safety and Safety of Places of Sport Act (1987) • Safety of Sports Grounds Act (1975)
The Health & Safety at Work Act (1974) ‘To Make Health and Safety everybody's responsibility, to promote safety awareness and to help people work together to keep each other safe’.
Student Task Discuss what you think a Risk Assessment is & What it involves
Risk Assessment - Definition ‘A Risk Assessment is a systematic method of looking at the sporting environment , considering what could go wrong, and providing suitable control measures to avoid injury’. A Risk Assessment is important and helps you comply with the law – The HSE
Further Definitions • Hazard • Something that has the potential to cause harm. • Risk • The odds / chance of harm. • Accident • An unplanned / uncontrolled event resulting in an injury, near miss, death or damage to property. • Reasonably Practicable • A balance between the cost & the risk.
Five Steps to Risk Assessment • Identify the Hazard • Decide Who Might Be Harmed • Evaluate the Risk • Record your Findings • Review Your Assessments
Identify the Hazard • Visit your coaching environment prior to the start of the coaching session. • Check all of your Equipment, (Rackets, balls, nets, cones, Ball bins). • Check the venue itself, ask the venue provider if a Risk Assessment has been conducted on the court or area you are about to occupy. • If you have to erect the tennis nets ensure you have read the instructions carefully and understand how to. • Clear away any rubbish or obstructions to your coaching area. • Document all potential hazards remaining within the coaching area.
Hazards • Horse Play • Faulty Equipment • Liquid on the Playing Surface • Limited Space • Adverse Weather Conditions • Adverse Temperatures • Volume of Participants • Nature of the Sport
Decide Who Might Be Harmed Make a list of who you think may be harmed by the identified risk. This could include:Participants Parents / Careers Venue Staff Visitors to your Coaching Environment Assistant Coaches Volunteers Members of the Public Cleaning Staff Maintenance Staff Any Other Person with access to your Coaching Environment
Evaluate the Risk For Each of the identified Hazards1. Form a view on how likely the hazard is to cause an injury. 2. Determine if the injury is likely to be Minor” (e.g. requiring no treatment or immediate first aid only,) Moderate” (requiring medical treatment) or Major” (requiring hospitalization). 3. From the matrix, identify the risk rating, from 1 to 9. 4. High scores should be the subject of immediate remedial work or policy change. Other matters can be dealt with in order of priority.
Evaluate the Risk Risk Assessment Matrix
Student Task: • Split yourself in to groups of three or four. • Using the Risk Assessment template, conduct a Risk Assessment of the following areas:The Indoor Tennis CourtsThe Outdoor Tennis CourtsThe Tennis StoreThe Fitness Suite • Use the Health & Safety Guidance Note to help you identify the hazards in each of the above areas.
Record Your Findings • Risk Assessment Headings: • Activity • Who Might Be Harmed • Hazard • Existing Control Measures • Further Control Measure
Recording Your Findings • Risk Assessment Template
Session Summary • Risk • Hazard • Risk Assessment • Who Might Be Harmed • Existing Control Measures • Further Control Measures • HASAWA (year)