Clubs and other bodies who organise rugby activity, have the following five responsibilities with respect to safety and first aid:
- Complete and record a risk assessment to determine the appropriate level of activity and first aid provision.
- Ensure that providers and appointed first aiders are appropriately trained and undertake re-certification in accordance with their qualification.
- Ensure that the procedures for the recording and reporting of incidents are followed.
- Ensure that suitable first aid facilities and equipment are available.
- Ensure that there is adequate cover to allow for absences.
Guidance on this and other related topics is available via the link below.
Keep your boots on – Rugby Safe
A recent survey found that one of the main reasons for senior player retention and recruitment was the fear or injuries resulting in time of employment.
Activate is an RFU-developed programme that looks at effective warm ups to prevent injury and, in particular, it significantly reduces the risk of concussion.
Kent County RFU Rugby Safe Manager