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
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!