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Health and safety in sport

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Health and safety in sport. Health and safety plays a big part in any work organisation, especially in a sports organisation with all the extra equipment and chemicals that are used for sport. The health and safety act work 1974 was replaced in 1992 and again in 1999 by the management of health and safety at work regulations. The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 outline how employers should achieve the requirements defined under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. The main requirement of these Regulations is for sports organizations such as Gateshead stadium and St James Park to carry out an assessment of the risks associated with their activities before the activities take place. Sport plays a major part in the personal, social and physical development of young people. ...read more.

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The people that this act covers and their responsibilities:- > The employers to safeguard the health, safety and welfare of employees and non employees(customers, visitors and members of the general public).whilst they are on the premises. > Employers main duties- provide maintain plant, equipment and systems of work which are not at risk to health. - provide for safe storage handling and use of dangerous substances. - Provide appropriate information and training for employees regarding health and safety. - Make sure the work place is checked and maintained in a safe condition. > The employees- take care of personal health and safety. - health and safety of those who might be affected by their - co-operate with their employers to ensure requirements of the health and safety act are met. - Must not misuse equipment provided to maintain health and safety. ...read more.

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Appropriate equipment should be provided for vulnerable user groups, such as the young, old or disabled. Equipment should also have a good storage place along with hazardous substances that could affect health that may be used in the sports centers. These substances include chemical for cleaning disinfecting, for treating water i.e. chlorine and P.H indicator or for making out grass pitches. Risk may arise through inhalation through nose, ingestion through mouth or absorption via skin Although the individual club or society organising an activity or event is responsible for preparing the risk assessment, National Governing Bodies should produce a range of procedures and guidance documents on control measures to assist this process.Overall if the employers pass on their knowledge and understanding of the procedures and guidance documents that the NGB produce to them onto their employees the work place should be a much safer place to be and should help remove or control the health risks by use of approval, personnel and procedures. ...read more.

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This is a good essay that states various acts and how they are in place to make sport areas safe.

It would benefit from a little more explanation in places and some examples would also enhance the work. Well researched on the safety acts though.

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