• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Risks and hazards associated with sports participation

Extracts from this document...


´╗┐Liam Wheeler M3- Explain risks and hazards associated with sports participation Virtually all sporting activities involve an element of risk to the performer. Potential hazards should be identified to prevent risk of injury to the performer. Risks can be categorised into how likely they are to happen from ?high? to ?low?. Hazards can be divided into three main groups. People Factors Warming up before performing helps reduce the risk of injury such as muscle strains. Warming up helps the circulatory system pump blood to the muscles gradually. Cold muscles do not absorb shock or impact which makes them more prone to injury. Other benefits of warming properly include; helping with metal preparation, improved co-ordination, reaction speed and also it prepares the muscles for stretching. ...read more.


Equipment The appropriate equipment should be used to prevent risk of injury and used in the correct manor so as not to cause a hazard. Shin guards for example must be covered by socks to prevent any sharp plastic cutting another player. They are worn to prevent a player from broken ankles or shinbones also to prevent bruising. Even the use of such a small piece of equipment is regulated by health and safety rules and is also a law in the FA book. Perhaps the first hazard to be checked for potential hazard and risks would be the area of sports participation such as a football pitch. The surface would have to be checked for holes as these could cause sprains or broken bones if a player falls awkwardly. ...read more.


Cold could be a hazard if the rain is falling, this puts the body under strain as the heart beats faster as water conducts heat away from the body. Hot weather during sporting activity is a hazard to an athlete as heat stroke is one of the few potentially lethal risks to a healthy individual. When performing in heat the circulation struggles to supply nutrients to muscles and regulate heat. This becomes a real hazard if sufficient fluid is not consumed during hot conditions. Athletes should learn to recognise the early signs of heat injury such as fatigue and slower performance. Sports drinks are a good replacement fluid. To summarise most sports present various hazards to individuals and sometimes spectators, recognising the hazards and providing measures to limit the risks to improve sport participation for everyone involved. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Safety Aspects and Risk Assessment section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Safety Aspects and Risk Assessment essays

  1. GCSE PE Analysing Performance Task

    * Warm-up * Circuit training: session of two minutes each of sit-ups, press-ups, jogging, jogging with high knees, star-jumps, squats, weight-lifting, side-stepping (around/across a netball court) and chest-passing. Then repeat the circuit. * Cool-down Tuesday * Warm-up * Fartlek training: jogging for 8 minutes then sprinting for 45 seconds.

  2. Free essay

    Risks and hazards

    Not only does wearing the correct kit look professional but it also keeps you safe and helps reduce injury.

  1. Investigate the different risks and hazards associated with sports participation. Choose 6 risks and ...

    Equipment Inappropriate clothing may lead to serious strain to yourself or someone else. If your clothing is long and baggy you may fall over the trailing clothing and may seriously damage yourself or someone else. If you don't have the right protective equipment you are putting yourself at risk and may become injured and unable to take part.

  2. Analysing Performance - Cricket.

    Load 9/10 The load again is a strong part of the action. Although it isn't as tight under the chin as it could be, it doesn't fall out or throw the action backwards. On the whole it is very good.

  1. Illnesses In Sports

    mouth and eyes o Loss of elasticity in the skin, making it look shrivelled o Passing small amounts of dark, concentrated urine o Sunken eyes o Lack of sweating o Fast heartbeat Viral Infections: Common viral infections in sports are the flu and the common cold.

  2. Rules, regulations and legislation are really important as they provide a safe environment for ...

    Crushing in the pens was vice like ;increasing intensity with the swell of fans coming in. Doctors, medics and St Johns ambulance all critisized the lack of co-ordination and effort to treat those injured. Supporters in the upper tier pulled people up from the pens.

  1. Trampoline Safety - Trampolining

    Full Twist - The performer faces one direction on a trampoline and the jumps and turns 360 degrees to face in the same direction as they started. Seat Drop - For a good seat drop, the performer should stretch to the top of the jump - pushing the hips forward slightly at the same time.

  2. Personal Exercise Program

    both calves) Every time I did any fitness I always use the stretches below for warm up and cool down. Safety Always take time to warm up and stretch. Research studies have shown that cold muscles are more prone to injury.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work