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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PHED 2017 INQUIRY
Education Act, subsection 264
Ontario College of Teachers
Board of Education
Ontario Physical Education Safety Guidelines
Legal Liability & Risk Management Principles (Chapter 9)
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.
Examples of unacceptable activities
Skiing & snowboarding
Snowblading and snow tubing
YOUR Board will have additional guidelines regarding these activities, in some cases these activities are prohibited!
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)
Hair, jewellery, glasses, footwear
Uniforms? Religious beliefs?
Regular third party inspection
Walls, stages, playing fields
Warm ups/cool downs
Outdoor precautions (temperature, sun, insects, severe weather)
NO blind folds while moving
Avoid walking/running backwards
“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.)
Rules & routines – establish early and constantly reinforce!