By managing risks, clubs can reduce and eliminate injures while promoting a safe game.
Risk Management is a process of systematically identifying risks and eliminating or reducing the likelihood of consequences. The development and implementation of a risk management plan that is compliant with cricket laws and policies is recommended.
A risk management plan should aim to reduce the frequency and severity of injuries, protect cricket from potentially damaging claims and continue to promote cricket as a safe sport. We advise the use of match day checklists and regular facility checks to prevent any injuries occurring.
The following steps can assist a club or association to identify risks and help provide a safe environment for all participants.
Step 1 – Seek support from committee and club members/players.
Step 2 – Appoint a safety coordinator
Step 3 – Identify potential risks (what could go wrong?).
Step 4 – Assess potential risks (what is the impact on the club?).
Step 5 – Treat potential risks (what will the club do?).
Step 6 – Monitor and review risks and procedures.
Clubs and associations are encouraged to keep record of injuries through the Sports Injury Tracker to give an indication of the most common injuries at a club.
Injury prevention is also an important aspect with further information and resources available on the Smart Play website.
Sports Medicine Australia (SMA)
SMA are committed to enhancing the health of all Australians through safe participation in sport and physical activity. SMA achieves this through the provision of expert information, advice and leadership on a diverse range of sports medicine and related issues. Clubs and associations are encouraged to utilise their resources and training courses to improve their understanding of injury prevention.
Further information on risk management can be found at Play By The Rules.
Hydration plays a key role in the performance of athletes in the sporting arena. If a player becomes too dehydrated, their performance decreases significantly and factors such as blurred vision and cramping become more pronounced.
Please click here to find out more about Hydration techniques when playing cricket.
JLT Sport Match Day Checklist
Your Cricket Club has a duty of care to provide a safe environment. This is a legal responsibility your club can’t waive. JLT Sport has created a Match Day Checklist App to help your club maintain your duty of care. This is a simple pre-match inspection tool. It allows clubs officials to identify safety concerns and record any actions required to address these concerns.
- Complete, submit and email match day checklists
- Capture images for areas of concern on and around the ground
- Time, date and GPS automatically recorded