This form is to be used as close as practical to the event as possible. It does not replace the sanction request form, instead is to be used as a pre event check list to ensure the organiser has taken every step to eliminate any risk at the time of the event.
The match day check list is a further step in our commitment to Risk Management of our water ski and wakeboard events. It does not replace the event sanction request which is amandatory requirement. See the WAWA web site for details under Insurance.
The check list needs to be completed as close to the start of an event as possible. It provides a reliable method of identifying and managing risks and is a significant part of our Public Liability coverage and process.
Who should complete and sign the check list?
Two nominated officials over 18 years of age, if possible one the safety officer.
What is the process if a risk is identified.
If you have identified a risk it is important to document what actions have been taken to remove or highlighted the risk to all parties involved to avoid any accidents.e.g.
- Eliminate the risk eg repairs to faulty dock, removal of debris.
- Avoid the risk. Eg do not use that part of waterway or car park.
- Identify the risk and ensure all parties are aware of the risk.
- Accept the risk on the basis the likelihood of injury will be low.
Changing conditions over the event.
Be aware of changing conditions eg Storms that may require a second check of the site.
Will I be held responsible if I complete the “match day ” check list.
NO. By signing the check list you are stating that you have visually inspected the designated areas and declare them suitable for use. Legislation and Insurance exists to protect the nominated Officials who sign the check list.
What do I do with the completed match day check list.
All completed forms must be kept on file with the club or sent to the WAWA office for filing. It is recommended that these forms are kept for a minimum of seven years.