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1 Maintaining the Safety of participants within a sporting environment

2 Background info… safety within sports organisations…
Every manager will ensure that staff within their organisation has training on how their facility works in normal conditions (Normal Operating Conditions NOC) and in an emergency situation (Emergency Operating Conditions EOC). EOP: Instructions how to deal with disorderly behaviour and life/death situations. NOC: How to deal with everyday situations.

3 Normal Operating Procedures NOC
Document that details all of the service the leisure facility provides (swimming pool dimensions, volleyball court markings…) It indicates: - Known Hazards: Misuse of equipment/ unruly behaviour by customers - Pool Hazards: Slippery pool side, diving in shallow end - Customers at risk: Weak swimmers, children Instructions are made on how to follow risk assessments in order to minimise risk Other roles an NOP manual has: How to deal with the public- no running on pool side etc… Staff duties- Uniform (lifeguards having a whistle/ not leave pool unattended), staff training… Cleaning duties- How changing rooms, halls etc have to be maintained… First aid- Who is first aid trained… Fire alarms- Where they are located and how to use them

4 Emergency Operating Procedures EOC
The manual details how staff should respond in a range of emergency situations: Fire Customer suffering from a minor injury (grazed knee) and a major injury (concussion/ head injury) Spinal injury Blood/ vomit/ faeces Bomb threat

5 Staff Training Making sure staff are up to date with their role requirements and qualifications. For example Life-Guards in the pool area, will have to attend weekly training events and test to maintain their job credibility. Also be up-to date with the latest rescue techniques. Either through in house training or employers paying for their staff to go to external training events. In most establishments staff have to have a basic first aid certificate

6 Assessment task… Pass • Normal operating procedure
Use a scenario to explain each of the following procedures; • Normal operating procedure • Emergency operating procedure • Staff training procedure Staff Training Procedure (STP) You have just employed a new recreational assistant at your local leisure centre, what is your STP?

7 Merit Remember you could use a flow diagram to set your procedure out… Explain each of the procedures, providing examples as to why you have written the procedure in such a way. For example is there a process or specific manner in which you approach a scenario? Distinction

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