Category Archives: Sports & Leisure Safety

PARACHUTE – A CANADIAN CHARITABLE ORGANISATION DEDICATED TO PREVENTING INJURIES AND SAVING LIVES

Parachute is a Canadian charitable organisation dedicated to preventing injuries and saving lives.

http://www.parachutecanada.org/

Information, tools and guides are available for the following injury topic areas:

UK: TAKE HEAD INJURIES SERIOUSLY AND TREAT QUICKLY, SAYS NICE

Children and adults who suffer a head injury should be taken straight to a hospital with resuscitation facilities to avoid potentially serious complications, including disability or death, says NICE.

In an update to existing guidelines, NICE stresses the importance of early detection and prompt treatment for head injuries. Patients who have suffered a head injury but also begin to show particular signs that the injury may be serious or potentially life-threatening, such as seizures, fracture skull or loss of consciousness, should be given a CT brain scan within one hour.

CHRISTMAS SHOPPING FOR TOYS? READ CAPT’S ESSENTIAL TOY SAFETY GUIDE

Countries Covered: UK
Date: 2013

As Christmas approaches, help spread the word to parents about toy safety and what to look for when buying toys by sharing CAPTS essential toy safety guide.

 

MANAGING RISK IN PLAY PROVISION: GUIDANCE REVISED AND UPDATED

Countries Covered: UK
Date: 2013

The Play Safety Forum has produced Managing Risk in Play Provision  to help strike a balance between the risks and the benefits of offering children challenging play opportunities.

 

GO SAFE SCOTLAND – NEW SAFETY TOOL FOR CHILDREN

An interactive safety resource for primary school children in Scotland, called Go Safe Scotland, has been launched in Glasgow.  This resource will help to deliver key safety messages and support the aims of the Curriculum for Excellence.  Many partners have been involved throughout the creation of the resource and RoSPA in Scotland is pleased to be involved with this great initiative.

SPORT INJURY PREVENTION: UK-PARTNERSHIP

Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), the UK’s leading accident prevention charity, and Sportscover, established in 1986 as a worldwide specialist sports and leisure insurer, will collaborate  on safety campaigns, policy and industry initiatives. A key focus will be on identifying emerging risks leading to injuries and accidents in the sector to create a better understanding of what is at the root of these problems and how to tackle them.

GUIDE TO GET YOUNG PEOPLE ACTIVE

This guide produced by Sustrans gives people working in schools and colleges tips and advice on how to engage 11 to 18-year-olds in cycling, walking and public transport use.

WHERE TO FIND INJURY DATA AND STATISTICS IN THE UK AND IRELAND?

Countries Covered: UK and Ireland
Date: 
2013

To help injury practitioners find relevant and up to date injury related statistics; IOBI have produced guides on where to find injury data in the constituent countries of the UK and Ireland. As well providing guidance on where to find general statistics, links to themed statistics (e.g. road accidents, self-harm, falls) are also provided. England and Wales guides also include: injury related strategies, policies and reviews, and further information on selected injury databases.

Please also refer to Data and Statistics in the Cross-Cutting Themes section

BURDEN OF SPORT INJURIES IN THE EU

Countries Covered: Europe
Date: 
2013

In the framework of the project ‘Safety in Sports’ a report has been produced on the burden of sport injuries in the EU-region. The aim of Safety in Sports is to increase the knowledge on the prevention of acute and chronic sports injuries. Reducing the magnitude and severity of sports related injuries in Europe is the ultimate goal of the project.

CAPIC SYSTEMATIC REVIEW DATABASE & SAFETYLIT

Countries Covered: Europe
Date: 
2013

CAPIC SYSTEMATIC REVIEW DATABASE & SAFETYLIT

A huge amount of research on preventing injuries is carried out across the world. It is difficult for injury prevention practitioners to keep up to date with the latest scientific evidence. Increasingly, scientists are pulling together all the high quality studies on particular topics and collating the results in systematic reviews.

THE EFFECTIVENESS OF NEUROMUSCULAR WARM-UP STRATEGIES, THAT REQUIRE NO ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT, FORPREVENTING LOWER LIMB INJURIES DURING SPORTS PARTICIPATION: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW

Countries Covered: UK
Date: 
2012

Study Conclusions: Effective implementation of practical neuromuscular warm-up strategies can reduce lower extremity injury incidence in young, amateur, female athletes and male and female military recruits. This is typically a warm-up strategy that includes stretching, strengthening, balance exercises, sports-specific agility drills and landing techniques applied consistently for longer than three consecutive months. In order to optimize these strategies, the mechanisms for their effectiveness require further evaluation.

SAFETY IN BASKETBALL – LAUNCH OF SPORTS TASK FORCE REPORT

Countries Covered: Europe
Date: 
2012

three-years study by the EuroSafe -Safety in Sports Task Force confirms that it is possible to anchor injury prevention more strongly into the education and training of coaches as well as players and thus to increase the health benefits of playing basketball by decreasing injury risks. Coaches play a decisive role in translating the prevention evidence into practice and are the most important mediators for integrating safety aspects within current training and practices.

SAFETY CHECKLISTS FOR SPORTS COACHES

Countries Covered: UK
Date: 
2011

SafeSport-UK web site has published a safety check list for sport coaches. SafeSport was formed to offer a unique reference point on playing sport safely. SafeSport examines a wide rnage of popular sports and explains how to reduce the risk involved.

WATER DEATHS AND INJURIES DATA PUBLISHED

Countries Covered: UK
Date: 
2011

A new resource has been launched to collect and share better data on fatal and non-fatal drownings, injuries and near misses. The Water Incident Database (WAID) has been developed by the National Water Safety Forum to address the lack of data and information on water-related deaths and injuries.

SWISS SNOW SPORTS SAFETY CAMPAIGN

Countries Covered: Switzerland
Date: 
2011

The Swiss Council for Accident Prevention (bfu) conducted a snow sports safety campaign from 2007—2010 with the slogan “1000 Accidents a Day”. The major aim of the campaign was to promote helmet wearing among skiers and snowboarders. The campaign was particularly targeted at novice snow sport men and women aged 18-25 years. The evaluation confirmed that the campaign concept had a strong impact and succeeded in reaching the target groups and achieving acceptance of the main campaign message.

For further information: o.bruegger@bfu.ch