Football Training Risk Assessment (COVID-19)

The Location and Government Guidlines:

Location of Training Session:

Government Guidelines to be followed:

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Persons at Risk

• Coaches
• Visitors to your premises / site / location
• Players
• Parents
• Anyone else who physically comes in contact with you in relation to your business (Note: your business can include any voluntary activities or those conducted at a site you utilise)

The Session:
How many participants are there in this session?

Has enough space been allocated to carry out the planned training session?

If "No" the session the training session should "NOT" go ahead.

Has session been planned to ensure 2m Social Distance guidelines can be adhered to?

If "No" the session the training session should "NOT" go ahead.

Have Players been made aware of the Social Distancing guidelines above?

Control Measures: Show Government Guidelines to Players

If "No" the session the training session should "NOT" go ahead.

Has equipment been cleaned and Players made aware not to touch equipment more than necessary?

Control Measures: Coach to set up and collect all equipment to minimise Players contact with equipment. Disinfectant spray to be used between drills. Players to be responsible for their own hand sanitiser and be encouraged to use between each drill.

Control Measures: Coach to set up and collect all equipment to minimise Players contact with equipment. Disinfectant spray to be used between drills. Players to be responsible for their own hand sanitiser and be encouraged to use between each drill.

Is contact with Footballs other than feet kept to a minimum?

Control Measures: Coach to use disinfectant spray to clean balls between drills. Players to be responsible for their own hand sanitiser and be encouraged to use between each drill.

Are Safeguarding Guidelines adhered to with all players under 18?

Parents to stand at a safe distance to ensure Guidelines of Social Distancing and Safeguarding are both met

If "No" the session the training session should "NOT" go ahead.

First Aid

Is a first kit at hand?

If "No" the session the training session should "NOT" go ahead.

Is the first aid kit suitably stock (surgical gloves, face masks and hand sanitiser should be included)

If "No" the session the training session should "NOT" go ahead.

Control Measures: Coach to ensure first aid kit is fully stocked before each session

If a player is injured ensure all relevant protocals are followed and and when treating any injury that requires attention in close proximity, use a new face mask and surgical gloves, dispose of after use and clean hands thorough as per guidelines.

Conclusion

Overall Risk Score before mitigating measures?

Can all "No" answers be adequately mitigated and control measures put in place?

If "NO" answers cannot be mitigated or controlled then the training session should "NOT" go ahead

Overall Risk Score following implementation of mitigating and control measures?

Following this Risk Assessment, can the training session go ahead?

Additional Controls

Coaches, Club members and visitors to be reminded on a regular basis to wash their hands for 20 seconds with warm water and soap and the importance of proper drying.

Also reminded to catch coughs and sneezes in tissues – Follow Catch it, Bin it, kill it and to avoid touching face, eyes, nose or mouth with unclean hands.

To help reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) reminding everyone of the public health advice - https://www.publichealth.hscni.net/news/covid-19-coronavirus

Rigorous checks will be carried out by the club to ensure that the necessary procedures are being followed.

All members to be reminded of the importance of social distancing at a site, parking area or during activities.

Management checks to ensure this is adhered to.

Persons are to be reminded that wearing of gloves is not a substitute for good hand washing.

Internal communication channels and cascading of messages through the club will be carried out regularly to reassure and support persons in a fast changing situation.

Ensure that non-family members don’t share transport and this is communicated to all members

Player/Parent Consents

Players/Parents Name Signature :

Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.