HEALTH AND SAFETY AT EVENTS
People and groups involved in organising opportunities for others to take part in sporting and recreational activities have a responsibility to take reasonable steps to ensure the safety of participants. Because risk can spill over from the arena to viewing areas, they must also take steps to ensure the safety of spectators, paid and volunteer staff, and the public at large.
Managing risk under the Health and Safety at Work Act (2015) is a two-tiered system.
- Eliminate risk as far as reasonably practicable
- If the risk can't be eliminated, they must be minimised as far as reasonably practicable
- How likely it is the risk will happen
- The degree of harm – how badly someone could be hurt
- What the person involved knows or should reasonably know about the hazard or risk, and the controls
- What controls are available and suitable.
EXAMPLES AND TEMPLATES
FREE ONLINE HEALTH & SAFETY TRAINING
- identify who is responsible for what when it comes to health and safety
- identify what your rights are as a paid or volunteer worker
- describe some of the systems and processes that are used to keep everyone safe and having fun
- identify and manage hazards