The ARU Health & Safety Policy is contained in the ARU Policy book.
Commanding Officers, Officer Commanding and Unit Rugby Officers should be aware of their health & safety responsibilities with regards to playing rugby some of which are detailed below:
- The current Army policy regarding the provision of pitchside medical cover for sports events is contained in the Duty Holding (DH) in the Army FRAGO Sport and Adventurous Training.
- Details and advice regarding rugby related health and safety issues can be found on in the RFU web site (England Rugby – www.englandrugby.com):
- General health issues can be found in their Healthcare section
- Tackling – All ARU club coaches are urged to attend regular CPD to ensure they are coaching safe tackle technique.
- First Aid and First Aid Boxes – Details regarding First Aid issues can be found on the RFU’s First Aid page. First Aid Boxes content can be found in the ARU First Aid Kit Check List (pdf 27kb) it must be noted that once an item is used it must be replaced at the earliest opportunity prior to the next match at which it may be required.
- Risk assessments
- All clubs are reminded that it is the duty of the organising officer to ensure that a risk assessment is carried out and recorded prior to all rugby events in compliance with JSP 375 leaflets 11 and 23.
- In addition you are also to complete the ARU Rugby Union Match Safety Check List (pdf 25kb) which is to accompany the MOD Form 5010a – ARU Generic Rugby Risk Assessment.
If you have any questions regarding Health and Safety at rugby matches contact Chris Fowke, ARU Secretary on firstname.lastname@example.org (tel: 94222 7080 or 01252 787080).