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Generic Assessment - Athletes with a Disability, Event Specific

Track Events

Hazard

Who/How Affected

Control Measures

TRACK 

ATHLETES -
Injuries from collisions or falls.

1. Ensure that there is a suitable access point to the track.

2. Ensure that the lane lines are luminous or clearly painted.

3. In the case of blind competitors guided by athletes ensure that sufficient space has been allowed for both runners.

4. Blind competitors under the age of 16 in Class T12 should only be permitted to compete without assistance with the written permission of a suitably qualified person.

5. Ensure that the run-off at the end of a race and the area outside of the outside lane is clear of all obstacles.

6. Ensure that no one crosses thetrack during races.

7. Ensure that any run offs are on solid ground and not soft areas.

Control measure responsibilities:
1. Event Organisers, Ground staff.
2. Officials, Ground Staff 3. Event Organisers, Officials
4, 5, 6 Officials
7. Event Organiser, Ground Staff. 

IF CONTROL MEASURES ARE IMPLEMENTED, THEN RISK LOW.

 

Hazard

Who/How Affected

Control Measures

Hurdles

Athletes - Injuries from collisions

1. Ensure that all hurdles are removed to designated storage area.

Control measure responsibilities :
1. Officials, Athletes, Ground Staff

IF CONTROL MEASURES ARE IMPLEMENTED, THEN RISK LOW.

Water Jump

Athletes - Injuries from falls

1. Ensure that the water jump area is cordoned off or that the water jump is covered.

Control measure responsibilities:
1. Officials, Ground Staff

IF CONTROL MEASURES ARE IMPLEMENTED, THEN RISK LOW.

 

Field Events High Jump

Hazard

Who/How Affected

Control Measures

Track (Run up)

Athletes - Injuries from tripping or falling

1. Ensure no pins etc. are around from a previous competition.

2. Ensure that no equipment is left on the area used for the run up and that the athletes' kit is stored in a suitable location.

3. Ensure that checkmarks are flush with the ground.

Control measure responsibilities : 
1. Ground Staff 2,3 Officials, Athletes

IF CONTROL MEASURES ARE IMPLENTED, THEN RISK LOW.

Landing Area

Athletes - Injuries from hitting floor

1. Ensure that the landing area is properly secured.

Control measure responsibilities :
1. Officials, Ground Staff

IF CONTROL MEASURES ARE IMPLENTED, THEN RISK LOW.

Cross bars

Athletes - Injuries from tripping

1. Ensure that the cross bars are stored safely in a designated area.

2. Ensure that any visual aids used by VI jumpers are securely tied to the bar.

Control measure responsibilities :
1,2 Officials.

IF CONTROL MEASURES ARE IMPLENTED, THEN RISK LOW.

 

 

Long and Triple Jump

Hazard

Who/How Affected

Control Measures

Competition site

Athletes - Injuries from tripping or falling

1. Ensure that there is a common surface both sides of the runway and that the runway is flush with the surrounding area.

2. Ensure that the take - off area and the area to the sides of the runway and landing area and beyond the landing area are free from obstructions.

Control measure responsibilities:
1,2 Officials, Ground Staff

IF CONTROL MEASURES ARE IMPLENTED, THEN RISK LOW.

Landing Area

Athletes - Injuries from edges of landing area

1. In the case of blind competitors the distance between the axis of the runway and the sides of the landing area should conform to the specifications of the IBSA Technical Rulebook. If this is not possible suitable padding should be put around the edge of the landing area.

Control measure responsibilities:
1. Officials.

IF CONTROL MEASURES ARE IMPLENTED, THEN RISK LOW.

 

Shot, Discus, Javelin

Hazard

Who/How Affected

Control Measures

Throw Frames

Athletes - Injuries from unstable frames

1. Ensure that there is a suitable area for securing frames.

2. Ensure that suitable holding devices are provided.

3. Assistance in transferring athletes between wheelchairs and throwing frames, if required, should be carried out by suitably qualified persons.

Control measure responsibilities :
1,2 Officials, Ground Staff, Event Organiser.

3 Officials, Event Organiser.

IF CONTROL MEASURES ARE IMPLENTED, THEN RISK LOW.

Throwing Implements

Athletes - Injuries from tripping, dropping

1. Ensure that implements are not transported by athletes in classes : F32-F34, F51-F58 & F11.

2. Ensure that an athlete has complete control of an implement before total release during transfer to them.

3. Ensure that all implements are retrieved by officials or designated volunteers.

Control measure responsibilities : 1. Officials, Ground Staff, Athletes, Coaches 2,3 Officials

IF CONTROL MEASURES ARE IMPLENTED, THEN RISK LOW.

Throwing Sectors

Athletes - Injuries from flying implements

1. Control access to throwing sectors.

2. Ensure that VI athletes are informed when sector is clear.

Control measure responsibilities :
1,2 Officials.

IF CONTROL MEASURES ARE IMPLENTED, THEN RISK LOW.

 

Additional Points

Hazard

Who/How Affected

Control Measures

Scoreboard

Athletes - injuries from collisions

1. Scoreboards should be placed so as not to be a danger to athletes and should be removed when not in use.

Control measure responsibilities :
1. Officials, Ground Staff

IF CONTROL MEASURES ARE IMPLENTED, THEN RISK LOW.

Weather

Athletes - Injuries from slipping and poor visibility, health risks as a result of hot weather

1. Ensure that degrees of impairment together with adverse weatherconditions are taken into account during competitions.

2. Ensure that visibility is sufficient for all competitors.

3. Ensure that adequate shade and water are available when appropriate.

Control measure responsibilities :
1,2 Officials. 3. Meeting Organiser

IF CONTROL MEASURES ARE IMPLENTED, THEN RISK LOW.