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Investigate the different risks and hazards associated with sports participation. Choose 6 risks and hazards, describing and explaining them in the table below.

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Unit 2 - Health, safety and injury in sport Scenario: You have recently been promoted to assistant coach at your local club, as part of your role you are responsible for health and safety. You have been asked to look at all risks and hazards associated with sports participation and why people are exposed to them. P1 Describe 6 risks and hazards associated with sports participation M1 Explain risks and hazards associated with sports participation D1 Give a detailed account of why participants are at risk of injury whilst taking part in sport. D2 Analyse the use of specialist equipment to minimise the risk of injury Rough copy due: Final copy due: Task 1; investigate the different risks and hazards associated with sports participation. Choose 6 risks and hazards, describing and explaining them in the table below. Risk/Hazard Description (P1) and explanation (M1) Other users Behaviour of other users may lead to misuse of equipment and even broken equipment. If their attitude is in the wrong sort of manner they may distract or affect the learning of others. Also others may pressure you into doing something above your ability. ...read more.

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Lifestyle/parental influence A child may be at risk of being over trained because of pushy, demanding parents that wish their child to be the best and successful. The parents may over train the child so he/she can be at a higher level and be able to perform to a higher standard. Also the parents may be living their dream through their child and demanding them to do well, over and above their capabilities. The sports performer An inappropriate warm up or cool down could cause serious strain to your body due to when you warm up you will not have your heart rate at its peek so you will be unable to participate. If you do not do a cool down or cool down too quickly you will not get rid of the lactic acid which is produced when you exercise and this will result in your bones and joints becoming stiff and sore. If you were physically fit you would be in good condition and in good shape so you would be able to take part in higher levelled activities unlike if you were not physically fit you would be in bad condition and in poor shape and would not be able to take part in higher levelled activities. ...read more.

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When you train you should push yourself as much as you can but there are limits. If you push yourself to hard you can damage your body in many ways. When you push yourself too far it is called over training and is a very dangerous risk to take such as you could tear or pull a muscle and will not be able to take part in future training until it repairs itself. It is very important for you and others around to behave as it can cause injuries to occur or you will not be able to hear the instructions given for an exercise. When you exercise it is important that you don't where jewellery as it may cut someone or if it was an ear ring it may be ripped from the ear. It is known not to chew or eat something whilst you exercise as you may end up chocking on it. Task 2 (D1) Study the diagram below. Using these potential risk factors you must write a report which explains why participants are at risk of injury whilst taking part in sport. Explain the different categories, risks and hazards fall under and the risks and hazards in each category. Write a report analysing the use of specialist equipment to minimise the risk of injury (D2) ...read more.

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