UNIT 3 ASSESSING RISK IN SPORT Tennis & Further Education

Tennis & Further Education
Taught Lesson Supporting Presentation
Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Extended National Diploma in Sport (Development, Coaching & Fitness)
Aim & Purpose
The aim of this unit is to make the learner explicitly aware of the
vital nature of risk assessment and its management within the
sports industry.
Learning Outcomes:
1. Know the key factors that influence Health & Safety in Sport.
2. Be able to carry out a Risk Assessment.
3. Know how to maintain the safety of participants and
colleagues in a sports environment.
4. Be able to plan a safe sporting activity.
Last Session Recap
• Personal Protective Equipment (PPE, 2002)
• Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH, 2002)
• Management of Health & Safety Regulations (1999)
• Health & Safety at Work Act (1974)
• Fire Safety and Safety of Places of Sport Act (1987)
• Safety of Sports Grounds Act (1975)
The Health & Safety at Work Act (1974)
‘To Make Health and Safety
everybody's responsibility, to
promote safety awareness and to
help people work together to keep
each other safe’.
Student Task
Discuss what you think a Risk
Assessment is & What it involves
Risk Assessment - Definition
‘A Risk Assessment is a systematic
method of looking at the sporting
environment , considering what could go
wrong, and providing suitable control
measures to avoid injury’.
A Risk Assessment is important and helps
you comply with the law – The HSE
Further Definitions
• Hazard
•Something that has the potential to cause harm.
• Risk
•The odds / chance of harm.
• Accident
•An unplanned / uncontrolled event resulting in an injury, near miss, death or
damage to property.
• Reasonably
•A balance between the cost & the risk.
Five Steps to Risk Assessment
• Identify the Hazard
• Decide Who Might Be Harmed
• Evaluate the Risk
• Record your Findings
• Review Your Assessments
Identify the Hazard
• Visit your coaching environment prior to the start of the coaching session.
• Check all of your Equipment, (Rackets, balls, nets, cones, Ball bins).
• Check the venue itself, ask the venue provider if a Risk Assessment has
been conducted on the court or area you are about to occupy.
• If you have to erect the tennis nets ensure you have read the instructions
carefully and understand how to.
• Clear away any rubbish or obstructions to your coaching area.
• Document all potential hazards remaining within the coaching area.
• Horse Play
• Faulty Equipment
• Liquid on the Playing Surface
• Limited Space
• Adverse Weather Conditions
• Adverse Temperatures
• Volume of Participants
• Nature of the Sport
Decide Who Might Be Harmed
Make a list of who you think may be harmed by the identified risk.
This could include:
Parents / Careers
Venue Staff
Visitors to your Coaching Environment
Assistant Coaches
Members of the Public
Cleaning Staff
Maintenance Staff
Any Other Person with access to your Coaching Environment
Evaluate the Risk
For Each of the identified Hazards
1. Form a view on how likely the hazard is to cause an injury.
2. Determine if the injury is likely to be
Minor” (e.g. requiring no treatment or immediate first aid only,)
Moderate” (requiring medical treatment) or
Major” (requiring hospitalization).
3. From the matrix, identify the risk rating, from 1 to 9.
4. High scores should be the subject of immediate remedial work or policy change.
Other matters can be dealt with in order of priority.
Evaluate the Risk
Risk Assessment Matrix
Student Task:
• Split yourself in to groups of three or four.
• Using the Risk Assessment template, conduct a Risk
Assessment of the following areas:
The Indoor Tennis Courts
The Outdoor Tennis Courts
The Tennis Store
The Fitness Suite
• Use the Health & Safety Guidance Note to help you identify
the hazards in each of the above areas.
Record Your Findings
Risk Assessment Headings:
• Activity
• Who Might Be Harmed
• Hazard
• Existing Control Measures
• Further Control Measure
Recording Your Findings
• Risk Assessment Template
Student Presentations
Session Summary
• Risk
• Hazard
• Risk Assessment
• Who Might Be Harmed
• Existing Control Measures
• Further Control Measures
• HASAWA (year)