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Refer in general to the processes identified in this Section. In addition, prior to commencement of competition, the Referee(s), the Host Organising Committee Chair and the Emergency Services Coordinator should jointly undertake a risk assessment of the venue using the following checklist.

VENUE:…………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

EVENT: ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

DATE: …………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

ASSESSOR’S NAME: …………………………………………………………………………………………

Safety Considerations Check Comments / Corrective Action Check
General Conditions of Hire – sighted and signed
Venue – general structure and surface safety
Pool dimensions correct
Depths signs visible and correct
Non slip pool concourse
Event course(s) correctly set
Competition area clearly defined
Pool equipment (e.g. lane ropes, overhead flags) safe and correctly fitted
Rescue equipment available
First Aid equipment and room/area set up with readily identifiable first aiders
Incident Report Forms available
Emergency Services Coordinator promoted and identifiable
Patrol/Lifeguard Service available
Sun Protection considerations in place
Water Conditions (quality and temperature)
PA with safe electrical connections
Emergency telephone available and working
Officials Communication system(s) operational
Officials, correct numbers and readily identifiable
Officials, uniforms and refreshments
Officials, trained and induction completed
Current Insurance Policies
Competitor Entry Forms submitted
Competition Gear and Equipment safety check completed
Sufficient spectator viewing areas
Allowance for spectator and competitor traffic flow
Emergency Action Plan in place
Emergency Services access