EMERGENCY PROCEDURES FOR AWAY TOURNAMENTS/FIXTURE/MATCHES
This document is a practical outline of potential issues and emergency procedures.
This is not a replacement for LEA guidelines and these must be familiar to all staff and ALL LEA emergency Procedures must be followed. LEA Safety on Educational Visits Doc pgs. 49-54.
Staff taking Away fixtures must be aware of, and follow, this guidance:
- The LEA Emergency Procedures for Educational Visits
- The PE Department Risk Assessment for Away fixtures, tournaments and matches
- Transport Safety for Educational Visits (LEA SoEV pgs. 33-35)
- Successful and Safe Sports Team Management at Wadebridge School
Common Issues and Questions Answered
What do I do if a child has an injury requiring a trip to hospital whist at an away fixture (match, fixture or tournament) and there is only one member of staff?
Duty of care for pupil remains with the member of staff until the ambulance arrives and staff must ensure other players are safe.
Once ambulance arrives duty of care for injured pupil is passed to medical professionals.
Member of staff should contact school office who will contact parents and give them information on where the pupil is being taken, the incident and brief description of injury.
If school office is closed the contacting of parents can be done by the member of staff using contact information or the Pre-arranged Emergency Contact can be called to follow the emergency procedures.
Member of staff then must make a judgement either to complete fixture or return immediately to school ensuring at all times remaining pupils are safe.
What do I do if the bus breaks down or I am very late back from an away fixture?
Allow pupils to contact parents using mobile phones and give a realistic time to expect arrival back at school.
Ensure pupil safety if bus has broken down.
Contact the school office so if any parents call they have the relevant information to give out.
If the event is out of school office hours ensure all parents are contacted using parental contact details.