Important: Club Health & Safety - Risk Assessments / Ground Safety Checks
Hertfordshire Affiliated club,
hope that the season is going well.
light of a couple of accidents we have been made aware of recently during
matches, we are writing to remind you that your club has a duty of care to
ensure your ground is a fun and safe environment for all, both on and off the
well as having a risk assessment in place, all clubs should ensure they
undertake a safety check of their ground before every match. We
have put together the attached ground safety check list which we urge all clubs
to undertake and record before every match to ensure your ground is safe to
play. We have also attached a “Draft” Club Risk Assessment which
you may wish to amend and use for your club if you don’t already have one in
you would like further clarification regarding risk assessments or public
liability insurance for your Club then please do not hesitate to contact either
myself or Dominic Chatfield, Club & Community
/ CRICKET CLUB RISK ASSESSMENTS
cricket cubs are responsible for the safety of those around them. It’s up to
the club to keep all participants safe by minimising the risk of accidents,
injuries and anything else that presents a potential hazard. It is
therefore essential that all clubs have a robust, in date, matchday risk
assessment in place for their grounds. It is also a requirement that
all clubs have their own Public Liability Insurance (minimum £5m).
In light of an insurance claim, it is more than likely your
Insurers will require a copy of your risk assessment to proceed with the claim.
assessment in sport definition: a risk assessment is an evaluation of a specific
environment or situation to identify the nature and level of potential hazards
and threats to safety.
these threats have been identified, you will need to find solutions to manage
the risks and protect people as well as possible. This means that you are fully
prepared before any activity commences.
is the purpose of a risk assessment in Sports?
any organised activity, there are dangers. Sports often present a higher level
of danger due to increased physical activity, exposure to certain equipment and
environments, and high-contact interaction with others. A sports risk
are five steps to risk assessment processes recommended by the Health and
Safety Executive. This checklist is designed to keep you aware of
all instances of risk, and to be vigilant in keeping your risk assessment as
watertight as possible.
- - Put reasonable measures in place to keep
participants safe from harm.
- - Give all involved the confidence to perform
to the best of their ability.
- - Help clubs improve their safety protocols
- - Protect
the facility or club from legal action if something goes wrong.
five steps of risk assessment for sports are:
- - Identify the hazards
- - Identify who is at risk
- - Evaluate the risks and find precautions
- - Carry out the precautions and record results
- - Review and tweak your risk assessment
Operations Manager /