NEW RISK ASSESSMENTS
Ahead of the England Athletics Covid-19 pilot (19 July 2020), Yate and District Athletics Club have undertaken a complete review of our risk assessments.
The risk assessments can be found on our website here (under the “Welfare” header) and each covers training, competition and events and includes controls for facility, club and Covid-19 across the following four documents:
- Track (sprints, hurdles, endurance, steeplechase).
- Throws (shot, hammer, javelin, discus).
- Jumps (pole, high, long, triple, standing).
Whilst many of the controls needed for controlling risk are visible, such as cages for hammer and discus throws, some are less obvious and some require action by the club, volunteers, officials, coaches, athletes and other visitors such as parents and spectators.
For this reason we would recommend that you familiarise yourself with the structure of the risk assessments and the content relevant to you.
During these unprecedented times we have, so far as is reasonably practicable, included commentary to mitigate Covid-19 risks and will be monitoring with interest the developing guidance.
As you may have seen in the news, updated guidance for face coverings is expected later this week. At the time of writing (14th) we have not created the expectation that you wear face coverings or masks, save for one or two specific scenarios. Undertake your own personal risk assessment and consider your individual situation. You may choose to wear a face covering.
For Covid-19 the fundamental message being: stay away if unwell, social distance, don’t touch what you don’t need to and fundamentally maintain good hygiene.
The risk assessments are currently with England Athletics for review ahead of the pilot 19 July 2020 and UK Athletics are supporting the review. We expect further leaning and some further refinement before and afterwards as feedback comes in from other pilots and our own experiences.
On the day we may need to adapt with some dynamic risk assessments – that is if something is not working or has been missed then change / adapt appropriately during the event.
If you have any queries or comments on the risk assessment then please direct to the committee and we will respond.
Many thanks and stay safe!