Risk Management is a process of systematically identifying risks and eliminating or reducing the likelihood and consequence to the participants, sport and club should they occur.
The development and implementation of a risk management plan that is compliant with cricket laws and policies is recommended.
A risk management plan should aim to:
Reduce the frequency and severity of injuries;
Protect cricket from potentially damaging claims;
Continue to promote cricket as a safe sport;
The following steps can assist a club or association to identify risks and help provide a safe environment for all participants.
Step 1 – Seek support from committee and club members/players
Step 2 – Appoint a risk management officer
Step 3 – Identify potential risks (what could go wrong?)
Step 4 – Assess potential risks (what is the impact on the club?)
Step 5 – Treat potential risks (what will the club do?)
Step 6 – Monitor and review risks and procedures
In addition, the completion of match day checklists and regular facility checks are also recommended.
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The first aid officer should be responsible for coordinating all of the first aid requirements at your club or association.
They should keep a log of the below details;
1. Number of first aid kits required
2. Contents of first aid kits- The contents of first aid kits should be appropriate for the types of injuries likely to occur in the match or club training environment.
3. A list of contact telephone numbers for the nearest ambulance service, the Poisons Information Centre, local medical practitioner and nearest hospital.
4. First aid room or area
The First Aid Officer should ensure that:
- Contents are kept within the “use-by” dates;
- Contents are replenished promptly;
- Medication is kept in a secure place and not in the first aid kit; and
The contents of first aid kits are used only for administering first aid.