Trampolining & Gymnastics sessions summer term 2018
"The Ace of Clubs Trampolining Club recognises the duties it has under health and safety acts and regulations to ensure the safety, health and well being of trampolinists/children, coaches and helpers when they are involved in club business."
In particular it recognises its responsibilities to:
• Provide a safe and healthy training and competition environment for gymnasts/children and coaches through assessing the risks associated with participation and controlling them to ensure they are minimised.
• Ensure that adequate arrangements are in place in the event of accident, fire or other incident.
• Ensure that coaches and helpers have the appropriate trampolining coaching training.
• Keep the arrangements under review and introducing additional measures considered necessary and are reasonably practicable in relation to the operation of the clubs business.
Moral and Ethical Issues:
The club has also adopted the British Gymnastics policies relating to:
• Equal opportunities.
• Code of Ethics and Code of conduct.
• Protecting the participant in Gymnastics.
All coaches and participants are expected to adhere to these policies at all times. Staff and coaches will be suitably screened to ensure they are suitable to work with children. Staff are also required to follow accepted, good, safe coaching practice at all times.
Coaches should make themselves and all participants familiar with the fire instructions and the placement of exits throughout the venue building.
In the event of a fire or other alert, the alarm will sound and upon hearing the alarm you must:
• Leave the building by the nearest exit.
• Do not stop to collect your personal belongings.
• Go immediately and report to the assembly point - front car park.
• Do not re-enter the building until you are told that it is safe to do so.
A Register of participants is taken at the start of each class. Contact numbers for next of kin and any medical conditions are maintained.
Accident and Safety Procedures:
The club will strive to ensure that children, young people and vulnerable adults are protected and kept safe from harm whilst participating in gymnastics, trampolining and facility activities. We endeavour to promote the highest standards of care for participants and will:
The British Gymnastics procedures for dealing with complaints will be followed and if an issue cannot be suitably addressed at club level, the British Gymnastics procedures will be implemented. Full Health, Safety and Welfare Policies can be obtained if required from the club secretary, or can be obtained at www.british-gymnastics.org.
It is recommended that all participants and coaches in trampolining are members of British Gymnastics and access the accompanying British Gymnastics Insurance Scheme.
On affiliation to British Gymnastics participants are asked to fill in and sign a membership form with participants details including notification of any medical conditions, (previous or current) and allergies, emergency contact and agree to adhere to the club rules and policies. Injuries that have happened recently and sustained outside of the facility, should be reported and signed into the injury book before the any person begins participating.
Risk assessments, equipment inspection checklists and manual handling are reviewed on a regular basis and any identified risks are minimised. The club will ensure that all staff and coaches are suitably trained to handle, erect, dismantle and store equipment according to the manufacturers’ guidelines.
The club recognises its responsibility to provide and maintain a safe environment. A responsible person will be appointed to conduct regular safety checks on the equipment and facility defects and the club will endeavour to rectify any deficiencies.
For duration of the agreement together with future agreements unless otherwise clearly stated, AATCL will reference documentation provided by British Gymnastics through its affiliation in all matters.