Risk Management is a process of systematically identifying risks and eliminating or reducing the likelihood of an accident occurring. Even with a basic risk management system in place, a netball club will be better equipped to provide a safe environment for all players, officials and volunteers. It will also help England Netball and its members continue to benefit from a comprehensive and competitively-priced insurance programme.
To help, England Netball has developed a Risk Assessment Checklist designed to highlight issues that can be addressed to reduce the risk of injuries; its proper use should also assist a Clubs defence if somebody seeks compensation as a result of a loss or injury.
In the event of an accident, ensure that:
- The first-aider is called immediately to administer to anyone with an injury
- An accident report is completed and filed for future reference, as this may be requested in the event of a claim. We would recommend that a designated person within your organisation is made responsible to record any reportable accident/incident. Records must be kept for at least six years, and longer where it involves a person under the age of 18 years. Names and addresses of any possible witnesses should also be recorded.Current legislation does not specify the format of an accident register but the Accident Book BI 510 obtainable from HMSO is frequently used and is approved by the Information Commissioner for D&A Compliance. The register must contain the following information relating to all reportable accidents or dangerous occurrences:
- Date and time of accident
- As regards a person at work – full name; occupation; nature of injury; age
- As regards a person not at work – full name; status [e.g. customer]; nature of injury; age
- Place where accident occurred
- A brief description of the circumstances
- Method by which the event was reported
You must report every claim and any incident that is likely to give rise to a claim in the future.
To report an incident, please contact Howden:
Kirsty McNamara – 0121 698 8040 / email@example.com
Karen Stewart – firstname.lastname@example.org