HEALTH & SAFETY PROCEDURES

PURPOSE

To provide a safe and healthy sporting club environment for players, spectators, volunteers, coaches and officials.

POLICY

EASTERN SUBURBS FC is committed to keeping all people associated with the Club, safe and to managing any accidents and /or incidents in a manner which minimizes harm to individuals and the organisation.

POLICY STATEMENTS

  • The Club will adhere to all safety related directives from the FFA , FQ & FB and the Committee e.g. heat policies, head injury policies
  • Everyone involved with the Club is encouraged to contribute to accident prevention by reporting potential risks or dangers on sighting
  • Working with Children Checks are compulsory for all volunteers who are likely to have unsupervised contact with minors
  • The Club aims to have first aid equipment available for competition and training
  • In the case of an accident occurring where there are no trained personnel present, club representatives will act on the side of caution and will seek medical assistance, or ambulance support
  • Club officials will inspect playing surfaces to determine safety prior to play including the removal of any temporary hazards
  • Accidents/ incidents occurring will be documented in an accident register including the actions undertaken by Club personnel. This register will be kept in the clubhouse and will be regularly viewed by the Committee to inform risk management strategies required.
  • Eastern Suburbs FC is a smoke-free organisation and does not permit smoking in or around the clubhouse facilities, courts or fields.
  • Eastern Suburbs FC will regulate and promote responsible consumption of alcohol at the Club by ensuring that only Responsible Serving of Alcohol (RSA) trained people operate the bar
  • Eastern Suburbs FC encourages all coaches to adopt a health promotion approach to player welfare including adoption of good warm-up, hydration, SunSmart, and injury management practices.
  • Dogs / other pets are Not permitted in the clubhouse at any time. No person shall allow any dog to be unleashed at Heath Park during the times when training or games are being played.

 PROCEDURES TO SUPPORT MEMBER SAFETY

  • The Committee will review policy statements prior to the commencement of each season and amend where necessary
  • Development of a record of first aid representatives willing to support the Club and the team with which they are associated
  • Request all coaches complete a First Aid Course
  • Check maintenance dates on fire extinguishers and inform relevant authority if required
  • Replenish first aid kits prior to season commencement and replace any items out of date
    Replenish sunscreen supplies and check use by dates
    Determine who accidents and incidents should be reported to for the season, communicate the procedures and provide reporting forms to team officials
  • Emergency procedure checklist to be posted around clubhouse
    Check Coaching Accreditation and Working with Children Check status of all coaches prior to the season commencement
    Maintain the accident/incident register