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Risk Assessments

And

School Sport

Ross Morrison

Assistant Manager

School Sport Unit

risk assessments and school sport
Risk Assessments and School Sport
  • Formal risk assessments must be untaken for out of the ordinary school activities ie excursions, weekly school sport where students leave the school, representative school sport activities.
  • Risk assessments are not new. What is new is the formalisation of such assessments.
  • Risk assessmentsare to formalise DET and teachers’ - “Duty of Care”
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Risk Assessments and School Sport
  • Duty of Care - means to take reasonable care to avoid foreseeable risks.
  • All teachers need to be aware of the “Guidelines for the Safe Conduct of Sport and Physical Activity in Schools” which exist to inform staff and community members of standards and requirements for a wide range of activities and excursions. These guidelines are on the DET sport website (www.sports.det.nsw.edu.au).
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Risk Assessments and School Sport

Development of Risk Assessments relating to School Sport

Always consider the following issues

  • Teacher / Instructor Qualifications
  • Supervision - including ratios / child protection / student welfare etc
  • Equipment – DET policy, current practice
  • Venue – possible hazards
  • Safety – activity rules
  • Other – travel arrangements, sun safe procedures, infectious diseases, accommodation etc.
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The Juggling Act

More Paperwork

Too Much on My Plate

Risk Assessments and School Sport
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Risk Assessments and School Sport

Risk Assessments Made Easy

  • Develop a proforma
  • Use existing resources
      • DET Guidelines Sport and Physical Activity
      • School Sport Memoranda
      • DET Excursion Policy
      • DET Policies and Procedures
      • Venue Management Risk Assessments
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Risk Assessments and School Sport
  • The development of Risk Assessments relating to school sport should be viewed as a common sense approach to planning activities in a safe and caring manner.