Do you have any advice and guidance on conducting risk assessments?
A risk assessment is an examination of the possible risks and hazards that could occur and cause harm. Once potential dangers have been identified it is essential to put measures in place to minimise the risk of them happening, and plan what to do if any of them should occur.
Sports organisations have a duty of care to their paid staff, volunteers and athletes. The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 also places a duty on employers to assess rick to those who may be affected by their activities which includes staff and volunteers.
Download this handy guide put together by Swim England South West to help clubs when conducting risk assessments. In it you will find advice and guidance along with an Example Risk Assessment, a Risk Assessment Template and frequently asked questions. You may have an alternative format which you may want to use which is fine. The important thing is that you have a written record to acknowledge you have recognised the risks involved and have processes in place to minimise the risk to those involved.