Sports Risk Assessment

There are many risks involved in sports. If you manage a sports club, sporting event or anything to do with sports then you must undertake a risk assessment in sports. This is a legal requirement.

We can provide you with expert consultants who can undertake the necessary measures to ensure that you are fully compliant with UK law.

What is a risk assessment in sport?

Following the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, all UK employers have a legal duty to ensure certain standards in health and safety for their employees. This act identifies sports leaders and managers as the employer and any who take part in sports such as players, referees and spectators as employees.

Under the act, as a sports leader you have a duty of care to control the risks associated with playing sports. This involves conducting a suitable and sufficient risk assessment in sport. In the event that an adequate sports risk assessment has not taken place, the ‘responsible person’ i.e the employer or manager of the sport will be held accountable. Consequences of breaching HSE regulations can be severe, taking the form of heavy fines and even jail terms. Therefore, it is absolutely essential that you undertake a sport risk assessment now.

Risk Assessments in Sport

Government regulations state key components that must be completed to ensure an adequate risk assessment in sports. These are:

  • Identifying the hazards and the people at risk (eg. goalposts in football match could collapse and injure players)
  • Evaluate these risks on a scale of low-high and then remove or reduce risks
  • Record findings and issue training where necessary
  • Review and regularly update the sports risk assessment (eg. before every football match).

In order to ensure that an adequate and appropriate sports risk assessment is completed, a competent person is required. A competent person is someone with experience, qualifications and expert knowledge of sport safety.

We can provide you with qualified sport consultants who will ensure a comprehensive sport risk assessment is completed, providing you with the full coverage you need.

Assessing risk in sport

Our ISO-certified and NEBOSH-accredited consultants offer best-in-class services nationwide to help you manage the health and safety of your sports club. Our specialist teams have experience of assessing the needs of a variety of sports and will ensure all of our clients are in compliance with the relevant health and safety regulations.

The accredited risk consultants we provide offer our clients tailored assistance and practical solutions to manage risks.

Call our helpful and knowledgeable customer care team today for more information and advice on how we can assist you with your sports requirements. We are happy to answer any queries that you may have, and we can also offer you a free quote on our services.So call us now on 0800 211 8331.

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