OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY
Veterans Cricket Victoria (VCV) is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment at games, training and functions administered by the organisation. VCV will:
- Promote the health, safety and well-being of players, umpires, managers and supporters of VCV organised activities.
- Make recommendations to minimise and manage potential risk factors.
- Ensure rules and playing conditions are appropriate and tailored for veteran cricketers.
- Provide management assistance to members who incur a cricket related injury, illness or disability.
- Require member clubs to take out annual insurance cover (including public liability) with Cricket Australia recommended Insurer JLT SPORT
- Encourage playing members to take out private health insurance (including ambulance cover) to minimise any gap not covered by JLT SPORT
RISK MANAGEMENT POLICY
- Evaluate the safety conditions of grounds, facilities and equipment in Veteran Cricket Victoria activities.
- Monitor weather forecasts for extreme temperature, lightning and high winds to ensure safe playing conditions.
- Require member Clubs to complete and sign the JLT Game Day & Training checklist of surroundings, facilities and weather conditions for fixtured VCV matches.
- Require VCV member clubs to appoint a OH & S Officer with training in First Aid.
- Require the home team at VCV fixtured games to provide a defibrillator.
- Provide information regarding the nearest hospital, doctor, dentist, emergencies and location of a defibrillator to be inserted on the back cover of VCV scorebooks.
- For further information, contact Ray Matters – VCV Occupational Health & Safety Advisor – 0430 644 887.
VCV HOT WEATHER POLICY
Veterans Cricket Victoria’s OH&S policy requires clubs to monitor temperature forecasts on game days in season 2018-19. With different playing rules for the Over 50s and Over 60s competitions, club managers are required to check temperature forecasts with the Bureau of Meteorology Bureau 1196 weather information line or www.weatherzone.com.au (by inserting the postcode of the game) the evening before games and on game day.