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RISK MANAGEMENT: Teaching, Facilities, Equipment PHED 2017 INQUIRY RISK – Its not the circumstance, it’s your reaction to the circumstance! PLANNING.... Your best defense against any unforeseen circumstance! Your lesson planning should include Inspection of gym Inspection of equipment

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planning
PLANNING....
  • Your best defense against any unforeseen circumstance!
  • Your lesson planning should include
    • Inspection of gym
    • Inspection of equipment
    • Safety procedures for student - equipment handling, body control, rules/routines
    • Safety procedures for teacher – instruction, rules/routines – REMIND, REMIND, ENFORCE!!!
    • KNOW your responsibilities!!!
overview
OVERVIEW

Education Act, subsection 264

Ontario College of Teachers

Board of Education

Ontario Physical Education Safety Guidelines

Legal Liability & Risk Management Principles (Chapter 9)

duty of care oct
Duty of Care - OCT

http://www.oct.ca/publications/professionally_speaking/december_1998/duty.htm

physical education safety guidelines
Physical Education Safety Guidelines
  • WHO? – OPHEA, OSBIE, OASPHE, CIRA, OFSAA
  • WHAT? – 6 documents:
    • Elementary Curricular
    • Elementary Intramural
    • Elementary Interschool
    • Secondary Curricular
    • Secondary Intramural
    • Secondary Interschool
pe safety guidelines
PE & Safety Guidelines:

Identify the safety procedures for all sports and activities permitted in schools

These safety requirements are used as provincial standards & are used as a bench mark in court cases.

Your Board may have further, more strict safety procedures in place.

BE INFORMED!!!

Examples of unacceptable activities

high risk activities
HIGH RISK ACTIVITIES:

Skiing & snowboarding

Snowblading and snow tubing

Snow/ice sliding

Skating

Swimming

Climbing walls/rapelling

YOUR Board will have additional guidelines regarding these activities, in some cases these activities are prohibited!

components of each guideline
Components of each Guideline:
  • Equipment
  • Clothing & footwear
  • Facilities
  • Special rules/instructions
  • Supervision
  • Note:
    • Primary – grades 1-3
    • Junior – grades 4-6
    • Intermediate – grades 7-8
equipment
EQUIPMENT

Size, mass and strength appropriate

Condition – e.g. Cracks, ball inflation, sharp edges, etc.

No home-made equipment

Helmets – ice hockey, cycling (alpine skiing & snowboarding coming in 2009)

Student responsibilities

clothing footwear12
CLOTHING & FOOTWEAR

Hair, jewellery, glasses, footwear

Uniforms? Religious beliefs?

facilities
FACILITIES

Visual inspection

Regular third party inspection

Walls, stages, playing fields

special rules instructions
SPECIAL RULES/INSTRUCTIONS

Warm ups/cool downs

Skill progressions

Outdoor precautions (temperature, sun, insects, severe weather)

Fluid replacement

Special needs

NO blind folds while moving

Avoid walking/running backwards

supervision
SUPERVISION

“vigilant overseeing of an activity for regulation or direction”

Supervisor is defined as a teacher, principal or vice-principal, NOT a volunteer (e.g. parent, EA, co-op student, etc.)

supervision16
SUPERVISION
  • “CONSTANT VISUAL” – teacher is physically present, watching the ONE activity
  • “ON-SITE” – teacher is present but not necessarily viewing one specific activity
  • “IN-THE-AREA” – teacher is readily accessible (e.g. circulating, visible, or known location)
supervision17
SUPERVISION

Rules & routines – establish early and constantly reinforce!

Vigilant observation!

inappropriate activities for elementary
INAPPROPRIATE ACTIVITIES FOR ELEMENTARY
  • Softball (fast pitch)/baseball
  • Canoe tripping, dragon boating
  • Tackle football; tackle rugby
  • Above ground trampolines
  • Ice hockey; ringette
  • Rock climbing (bouldering OK)
  • Sailing, squash
  • Winter tent camping
  • Discus, javelin, hurdles, pole vault
  • White water canoeing/kayaking/rafting
for wednesday
For Wednesday:
  • Read Chapter 9 – Legal Liability & Risk Management
  • Answer # 2 on page 179 with regard to:
    • Duty
    • Breach of Duty
    • Injury
    • Proximate Cause
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