SPECIFIC HAZARDS ISSUES FOR INSPECTION BY YOUR GROUP OR CLUB
Are there any inherent dangers to users within the location of the reserve or facility? (proximity of rivers, embankments )
Have spectators and competitors been warned about the existence of these hazards?
Are all in-field structures (sprinkler heads etc.) appropriately covered, so as not to interfere with participants?
Is the condition of the surface appropriate for the event? E.g. no significant depressions or cracking; divots or mounded dirt absent; no excessive standing water
Do boundary markings allow enough space between the field of play and fencing/spectators?
Are ground dimensions and boundaries compliant with accepted guidelines for the sport or event to be conducted?
Are goals, fences, coaches boxes and other structures at appropriate locations and appropriately secured, having regard to the direction of play, participants’ likely movements, and boundary locations?
Is padding or any other means of protection required on structures close to the area of play? e.g. Goal posts, coaches boxes, seating, etc.
Are all participants issued with appropriate equipment, checked by officials prior to commencement?
Are surfaces clear of rubbish, animal waste, syringes and other foreign objects?
Is the position of spectators, vehicles, private property, or other facilities such as play equipment at the reserve likely to interfere with the event?
Are the change rooms provided for participants adequately clean, secure and private?
Can players and officials access the area of activity without undue interference from spectators?
Is adequate liquid available to participants?
Are the lighting conditions suitable for the intended activities?
Are spectators controlled in any manner in order to promote appropriate behavior? E.g. conditions of entry; parking marshals; policy/procedures for serving alcohol; club officials warning members, etc.
Are the people conducting your activities (coaches, umpires, officials, first-aiders, instructors and volunteers) adequately qualified, trained, instructed, and/ or supervised?
GENERAL ORGANISATIONAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR YOUR GROUP OR CLUB:
Is a representative of your club in overall charge of the planned activities?
Is a representative of your club a designated contact for the Council, sports association, etc.?
Does this person know to report risk and hazard issues to the Venue Manager?
Have you made emergency arrangements? First aid, extinguishers, emergency contacts, etc.
Do you provide access to suitable advice and services where participants require treatment? E.g. Club doctor or local Medical Centre to refer injuries, Physios, etc.
Does your lease agreement require others to maintain facilities, fixtures, or grounds?
If not, have maintenance activities occurred/been arranged preparatory to the season’s commencement?
Are activities, equipment, and rules, where necessary, modified for differing abilities and ages?
If you answered "No" to any of these questions, you have risk issues that require management. If you do not manage these issues appropriately, you expose your organisation and its members to potential losses and liabilities
Given the above, in your judgment, are all of the facilities that you intend to use appropriate for the purpose for which they will be used
NOTES: (can include actions taken on the day to rectify, notify, or manage identified issues)
Source: MaintainX (Community Member)