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Risk Assessment

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Risk / Hazard Prevention Actioned
Pitch dangers Check for dangerous objects such as glass.
Check goal posts are safe and secure.
Check pitch in cold weather for frozen patches and ice.
Sand-based pitch – ensure football goals are not too close to side lines – cross bars are head height to children.
Water-based pitch – ensure that pitch surface has adequate water cover.
Every session.
Check your area of the pitch for dangers.
Joint decision between coaches whether the pitch is playable or not.
Damage to teeth and mouth Encourage children to wear properly fitted gum shields.
Provide opportunity for players to have personal gum shields fitted at the start of each season.
Recommend to parents and guardians, including promotion of the annual ‘fitting’ sessions in:
  Welcome Pack.
  Membership forms
  Regular communications
Injury Encourage children to wear shin guards.
No jewellery to be worn.
Develop child’s controlled use of their stick.
No hitting during ‘free time’ – only passing between players.
Always carry out proper warm up, stretches and warm down routines.
Recommend to parents and guardians in:
  Welcome Pack.
  Membership forms
  Regular communications
Remind children on a weekly basis to wear shin guards and remove jewellery.
Each group to have a first aid kit clearly labelled and easily accessible at each session.
Choking Do not allow the chewing of gum during sessions. Recommend to parents and guardians in:
  Welcome Pack.
  Membership forms
  Regular communications
Remind children on a weekly basis not to chew gum if seen doing so.
Children getting lost Children must stay with their coach until collected by parent or guardian.
Children are not allowed to leave the astro and pass through the gates alone.
Recommend to parents and guardians in:
  Welcome Pack.
  Membership forms
  Regular communications
Written permission from parents / guardians is necessary for anything different.

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