Juniors General Risk Assessment

DateAssessed byLocationNext review
24/12/2023Chris Davies
Clare Roberts
Newport17/12/24

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 incidentJuniorMembership Form to request information on pre-existing medical conditions

Advance Information pre existing conditions to be flagged on pre-session information to coaches

Leaders / Coach Briefing check for injuries & wellness in advance or during warm up

Planning coaches to be aware of location of nearest defibrillator
MLeaders carry mobile phone to take action (call 999) in case of emergency and serious injury

Trackside equipment & qualified first aider (where possible) defib & first aid kit

Training coaches and leaders to receive CPR training.
L
Minor health problems (Muscle pulls, strains tears etc)JuniorLeaders /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
MParents (with transport) to be available to support injured child

Trackside equipment & qualified first aider (where possible) first aid kit
L

Participants may have health condition or injury preventing participation in whole event as planned
Junior ParticipantCoach Check for injuries & wellness in advance or during warm up.

Coach Advise junior not to participate

Coach Advise gentle warm up and cool down when undertaking speed reps/high intensity

Coach Tailor the session to meet the needs of the individual (e.g. reducing the quantity or intensity of the session)
LParents to be consulted if a persistent concern exists

Trackside equipment & qualified first aider (where possible) first aid kit
L
Cold/wet/hot weather affects runners (e.g. hyperthermia, dehydration)Junior ParticipantCoach to check weather in advance & consider cancelling or changing scheduled session

Coach to identify any inappropriate clothing or footwear and hydration

Coach to assess track condition & weather during the session.
LCoach – In extreme conditions or change the session L
Too many junior participants for coach to superviseJunior ParticipantParent to book junior onto session in advance

Lead Coach to adhere to coaching ratios when planning session

Coach to check booking system in advance & request support if necessary.

Coach to judge if juniors who are not booked in advance can join session

Coach to record attendance of all participants

Coach to record incident of unbooked participant
MCoach to feedback to parent that unbooked participant has been recorded

Coach to feedback to Lead Coach about persistent offenders

Lead Coach to inform parents about consequential action
L
Runners collide with other runnersJunior ParticipantPre run briefing to remind junior participants about collision risk & avoidance, especially crossing the track.

Coaches to monitor any potential risks & take avoiding action


Coaches to report all incidents, near misses etc
M
Parents (with transport) to be available to support injured child.

Trackside equipment & qualified first aider (where possible)
first aid kit
L
Spectators on track may collide with a participant
Junior & spectators
Parents to be required to approve Codes of Conduct


Coaches to monitor any potential risks (e.g. spectators inside track barriers) & take avoiding action


Coaches to report all incidents, near misses etc
M
Parents (with transport) to be available to support injured child.

Trackside equipment & qualified first aider (where possible)
first aid kit
L
Objects left on course may be dangerous to participants & coaches
Junior & spectators
Coach to encourage all runners to place water bottles etc on the track side or grass area.

Coach to check participation area before session


Coach to report all incidents, near misses etc
MParents (with transport) to be available to support injured child.

Trackside equipment & qualified first aider (where possible)
first aid kit
L