Presentation on theme: "Assessing risk in sport"— Presentation transcript:
1 Assessing risk in sport Unit 3Key factors that influence that influence HEALTH and SAFETY in sport.P1/P2/M1
2 Safety is paramount when considering or taking part in sporting events. If sport leaders fail to ensure health and safety guidelines are not met, they could be charged with negligence within a court of LAW.Leaders need to maintain safety of participants whilst taking part in the activity, through adhering to legislative factors, regulations and legal responsibilities.
3 Legislative factors…Legislation: a generic term for laws, which includes acts, regulations, orders & directivesA number of laws and acts have been devised to ensure all safety precautions and are made aware of whilst at work or during sports participation…
4 Health and Safety at Work Act (1974), additions to the (1974) Health and Safety at Work Act (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR)Personal Protective Equipment (PPE, 2002)Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH, 2002)Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations (1981)Manual Handling Operations Regulations (1992)Fire Safety and Safety of Places of Sport Act (1987)Adventurous Activities Licensing Authority Regulations (2004)
5 Health and Safety @ work act (1974) A response to thousands of accidents and near misses within the work place.It ensures that employers take responsible steps to ensure health, safety and welfare of employees at work.For example:- Safety checks of environment, hygiene etc…
6 Task… P1Describe 4 Legislative acts that are listed on the previous page/slide. Out of the 4, one of them MUST be the Health and Safety at Work Act (1974)
7 Legal Factors… Statutory Law: Civil Law: Case Law: In loco Parentis: Negligence:Duty of Care:Duty of care:The employer should ensure that all steps possible are taken to ensure a standard of health, safety and well-being of the individual is met whilst within the work place.Ensuring both physical and mental well-being are taken care of.
8 Regulatory BodiesA number of regulatory bodies have been set up in order to police employers and facilities, so they adhere to appropriate passed Legislations.• Health and Safety Executive • Local Authorities • A selected sport specific governing body (example)