Seniors General Risk Assessment: Club Sessions

DateAssessed byLocationNext review
17/12/2023Chris DaviesNewport17/12/24

What are the Hazards?Who might be harmedWhat are you already doing?Risk RatingWhat else can you do to control this risk?Resultant Risk Rating
Major health incident Runners Membership Form to request information on pre-existing medical conditions

Advance Information to advise against participation if feeling unwell

Planning routes to avoid high risk areas and to include nearest defibrillator locations
M Leaders carry mobile phone to take action (call 999) in case of emergency and serious injury

Transport emergency equipment (where possible) defib and first aid kit

Training coaches and leaders to receive CPR training.
L
Minor health problems (Muscle pulls, strains tears etc) Runners Leaders /Coach Briefing check for injuries and wellness in advance or during warm up.

Leaders /Coach Briefing Advise gentle warm up and cool down when undertaking speed reps/high intensity
M Mobiles encourage leaders/ coaches/ members to carry them when running distances away from central location

Support vehicle have a lead/coach or member be prepared to collect a runner who has become immobilised
L
Runners insufficiently visible & / or disregarding other road users & pedestrians Runners and members of the public Advance Information – Club Safety Code M Leader/coach to advise about safe practices (e.g. those dark clothing to be advised to run with member in bright clothing, caution near live traffic etc) L
Runners collide with other road users Runners Pre run briefing to cover route and hazards.

Pre run briefing advise not to wear headphones

Leaders to know route and hazards and advise runners accordingly
M Pre run briefing Runners told to look out for each other at major road crossings

Leaders/Coaches/Members encourage carry mobile phone to take action (call 999) in case of emergency and serious incident
L

Cold/wet/hot weather affects runners (e.g. hyperthermia, dehydration)
Runners Coach to check weather in advance & consider cancelling or changing scheduled session and providing advice on hydration

Leaders to identify any inappropriate clothing or footwear

Coach to check weather in advance & consider cancelling or changing scheduled session and providing advice on hydration

Leaders to identify any inappropriate clothing or footwear
L Coach – In extreme conditions, cancel or change the route L
Animals / livestock on road Runners General public Dogs Horses Livestock Pre run briefing Runners at the front of the group remind others of hazards. Slow down/stop for horses and livestock L Pre run briefing remind runners that we share the pavements and pathways with other legitimate users L