Risk Assessment

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Risk Assessment

Content:

  1. Vehicles – entry and exit
  2. Crowd Control
  3. Medical Provision
  4. Matches and the competition
  5. 3rd Party Companies working at the tournament
  6. Food Preparation
  7. Changing Facilities Toilets
  8. Lost Child Procedure (See separate procedure)
  9. Major Incident

 

VEHICLES – entry and exit

HAZARDCONTROLS MEASURES IN PLACERISK FACTORFURTHER CONTROL MEASURES
 

Vehicles arriving on site

Tournament signs in position along the length of entry route – Lenton LaneHigh /Medium
Car park entrance manned by staff in safety jackets.All staff in radio/mobile contact
Car ParkingCar parking clearly signed with grass markings.

Experienced car parking staff used to park cars.

High/ MediumCar parking clearly shown on the event programme.

 

Parking fees and instruction shown in FAQ’s on website

Coach parkingSeparate area for coach parkingMediumCoach drivers spoken to before parking
Vehicles leaving the siteClearly marked routes in and out of the parking area.

 

Separate exit route for cars clearly marked

Medium

 

Crowd Control.

HAZARDCONTROLS MEASURES IN PLACERISK FACTORFURTHER CONTROL MEASURES
Opening CeremonyCrowd control barriers in place along pathwayLow
Announcements over the PA system advising on safety and tournament info
Information signage around the venue
Crowds moving towards pitches after opening ceremonyPitches signed

Staff on site advising where to go

LowPA announcements

Venue plan in programme

Use of event shelters and gazeboes at the venueEvent shelters owned by AEM Ltd all have erection instructions from the manufacturersMedium/LowExperienced staff supervise temp staff whilst setting up
Teams advised where to erect shelters/gazeboes.
Disabled Parking Areas and access to themVehicles strictly limited to authorised vehicles only.

Drivers advised of 10mph speed limit on track leading to parking areas.

Medium
Wheelchair Access RouteAccess routes to the pavilions for food and toilets are kept clear, especially access rampsMedium
BBQ’sClearly stated in the programme and at the opening ceremony that no BBQ’s are allowed at the venueMediu,

 

Medical provision

HAZARDCONTROLS MEASURES IN PLACERISK FACTORFURTHER CONTROL MEASURES
Injury or illness to anyone attending the tournamentProfessional First Aiders are employed and are in attendance.HighFirst aid points are announced to everyone over the PA during the opening ceremony.

 

 

 

Staff with first aid training can be used as back up

First Aid areas are signed by flags
 

First aid cover discussed with First Aid company in tournament planning

First Aiders equipped with radios/mobiles to communicate
First Aid Company has appropriate equipment and recording

 

Matches and the competition

HAZARDCONTROLS MEASURES IN PLACERISK FACTORFURTHER CONTROL MEASURES
GoalpostsGoalposts on pitch should be checked by referee before each match.Medium/highEnsure the venue follow FA guidelines. Goals checked by referees prior to the start of each match
Danger of collapsingPortable goals must be anchored to ground, when in use, in accordance with FA and British Standards Institute advice:
Injuries from metal hooks used to secure goal netsMetal cup hooks are not to be used on permanent or portable goals, plastic ones should be used instead.
Weather extremesGroundsman or tournament organisers can call the games off in extreme weather conditionsLow/medium
General state of the pitchReferees regularly check state of pitchMedium/highVenue Groundsmen and Event organisers to check state of ground before the event begins and during the day
uneven groundReferee checks pitch before game.
presence of holes
presence of foreign objects
BallsBalls pumped to appropriate pressure.Low
too hardReferee checks this.
damaged (peeling leather)
FootwearReferees checks footwear for sharp studs before matchesLowClubs are responsible for making sure their players wear footwear appropriate for the surface they are playing on, and to check their studs regularly.
inappropriate footwear for conditions (danger of slipping/risk of injury) sharp studs
JewelleryAll jewellery has to be removed or taped up before a match. Referee checks this.lowEach player to be responsible for removing their own jewellery before matches
Conduct of playersWe play to FA rules, including the Respect Agenda. The referee can caution or send off players or officials in breach of these rules and report any transgression by spectators.mediumCoaches and managers are reminded during the pre-tournament managers meeting.
dangerous play/physical violence
Physical injuries from normal playPlayers should warm up and cool down properly before matches.medium
Professional First Aiders are employed and are in attendance.All coaches to have a relevant and up to date first aid qualification.
Players with injuries or medical complaints should let these be known to their manager.Basic insurance cover should be provided by the competing clubs.

 

Tournament has full public liability insurance

Players must wear shin pads.
Dehydration/ExhaustionWater bottles are provided by club coachesmediumPlayers can bring their own drinks or buy them on the day. Drinking water taps are available at changing rooms

 

3rd Party Companies working at the tournament

HAZARDCONTROLS MEASURES IN PLACERISK FACTORFURTHER CONTROL MEASURES
Food, drinkAny person using equipment to prepare hot food must be competent to carry out the task and ensure that they are fully aware of all instructions to use and clean the equipment. 

 

 

 

 

 

Only competent persons are allowed to take responsibility for preparing hot or cold food.

Food PreparationAll surfaces used for preparing food must be kept in a clean state, and properly washed down both before and after the preparation of the food. Any food must be kept in appropriate packaging, and stored in accordanceMedium
Drinking WaterDrinking water provided in the two pavilions clearly signedLow
Catering company hygieneCatering providers have relevant procedures and practices in place. These are documented along with their risk assessment and copies of relevant insurance coverMedium
Amusement and attractions3rd party providers have relevant procedures and practices in place. These are documented along with their risk assessment and copies of relevant insurance cover
AlcoholNo alcohol is served at the venueLow

 

Food Preparation

HAZARDCONTROLS MEASURES IN PLACERISK FACTORFURTHER CONTROL MEASURES
Food, drinkAny person using equipment to prepare hot food must be competent to carry out the task and ensure that they are fully aware of all instructions to use and clean the equipment. 

 

 

 

 

 

Only competent persons are allowed to take responsibility for preparing hot or cold food.

Food PreparationAll surfaces used for preparing food must be kept in a clean state, and properly washed down both before and after the preparation of the food. Any food must be kept in appropriate packaging, and stored in accordanceMedium

 

Changing Facilities and Toilets

HAZARDCONTROLS MEASURES IN PLACERISK FACTORFURTHER CONTROL MEASURES
Changing RoomsAll changing rooms clearly marked. Staff check changing rooms on a regular basisLow 

 

 

 

 

 

ToiletsMaintenance and cleaning arrangements in placeLow

 

Lost Child Procedure (See separate procedure)

Major Incident ( See separate procedure)

AEM Ltd  – Updated April 2020