Weraroa Cricket Club Inc

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WCC Health & Safety

WCC Health & Safety

NZCC Health & Safety Policy

Completed by a WCC team manager / coach at every club home game & home training.
Completed by a WCC team manager / coach subject to a game day / training injury.

WCC - Cricket, A Game For Life

The Weraroa Cricket Club is firmly committed to providing an environment that is safe and welcoming for children and adults to enjoy the game.

 

Creating a culture where their views are asked for, as well as being able to offer their own opinions, helps develop an environment where children feel able to share concerns and everyone can challenge poor practice or behavior.

 

If you have any concerns about a child or the behavior of an adult you should share these immediately.

 

WCC encourage anyone with any concerns to contact us. You can do this by calling the WCC club manager (Brett Cole) by calling 0275094743 or email the club [email protected].

 

If a child is at immediate risk do not hesitate to call the Police or local services.

 

WCC now have health & safety policies and U18 policies in place, all members who join the Weraroa Cricket Club will have to complete WCC waivers as part of the new online rego form.

 

Cricket, a game for life.


Brett Cole

Club Manager

Weraroa Cricket Club Inc


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Health and Safety is everyone's responsibility at The Weraroa Cricket Club Inc.  We all care about the wellbeing of everyone involved with the Weraroa Cricket Club and it is our intention to ensure we follow good processes to ensure no harm that is avoidable is caused.


There are many resources to assist everyone to be safe at our club.  In particular, committee members, team managers and coaches must be familiar with the Health and Safety NZC Booklet. 


 (Please find a hard copy on the clubs web site)


All other members of Weraroa Cricket Club are encouraged to read this booklet also to ensure good understanding of the requirements for Health and Safety at the Weraroa Cricket Club. 


In particular, there are requirements for coaches / managers / captains / players on home game days and practice sessions to ensure a proper safety check is done, and if any incident occurs or a hazard identified, forms to record incidents are downloadable from the club web site.


If there are any risks that anyone identifies, please inform a committee member or the club manager immediately so that action can be taken and documented.


Each home game managers are to fill in our Game Day Safety Check, This is compulsory for all WCC home games.


Each home training (Weraroa Domain & Indoor Centre) our club coach is to fill in our training Day Safety Check, - This is compulsory for all WCC home trainings.


 


Weraroa Cricket Club actively encourages a safe playing environment for all of its members whilst playing or observing cricket at the Club's cricket grounds.



  1. Safety is everyone’s responsibility -we all need to help the club to identify potential hazards.
  2. Please ensure that all safety equipment is maintained correctly and raise any defects to the Club Manager as soon as possible.
  3. Personal protective gear is worn at all times and its correct use is coached (Helmet, pads, gloves, box etc).
  4. All visitors and volunteers must comply with Health and Safety Rules.
  5. All accidents, however minor must be reported to the Club Manager.
  6. First Aid kits are located in team gear bags.
  7. Coaches, Team Managers and Captains are responsible for the 1st aid kit, players and the in their team and must do their best to ensure the health and safety of everyone taking part in cricket activities.
  8. Good net discipline is strongly recommended -never turn your back on bowlers; deliberate fast short pitched bowling must also be monitored.
  9. Particular care should always be taken when using bowling machines.
  10. Pay particular attention to Significant risk areas for cricket:


  1. On field ball impact.
  2. On field injury impact
  3. Sun/heat related conditions
  4. Workloads of players (especially fast bowlers) need to be managed


All external contractors must follow and adhere to safe work practices when working onsite.

     

    Weraroa Cricket Club Helmet Policy.


It is now mandatory to wear a helmet for all games and training for all Junior, Primary, Intermediate, College and Senior Club Cricket at all times.


Helmets, with a face guard, are mandatory for all Weraroa CC cricketers.


All reasonable steps to ensure that the above guidelines are followed. British Standard helmets (BS7928:2013) are considered “best of breed” helmets and supersede the existing Australian/NZ Standard (AS/NZS 4499 series)


It is recommended that women only use helmets which have been tested against both the men’s and junior sized ball or at least against the junior size ball.


Weraroa Cricket Club will do our very best to provide 2 helmets in team bags, but not every time helmets in the team bag are going to fit well on our  players heads like their own helmet would.  


The Weraroa CC would like to see all WCC club player’s juniors & seniors own their own helmet.

 

They must be worn while playing and during practice sessions when batting, keeping (within 5 metres of the stumps) or fielding in close (with 7 metres of the stumps, excluding behind the wicket on the off-side).


Any individual with responsibility for players (such as a coach, captain or manager), together with match umpires, should take


For twilight cricket, all U18 WCC twilight players must provide their own helmet and wear an NZCC approved helmet when batting, fielding and keeping within 7 metres of the stumps. 


 The club would like to encourage all 18+ year old players to also wear an approved NZCC helmet while playing WCC twilight cricket.


Helmets are all twilight team captain’s reasonability to provide.


 

Sun Safety Code

 

Taking part, or watching, outdoor summer sports can mean that young skin is subjected to ‘prolonged sun exposure’ which can result in sunburn, even on a cloudy day.  Figures from Cancer Research NZ show that the incidence of melanoma in NZ is now five times higher than it was in the 1970s; more than 13,000 people develop melanoma each year, compared with around1,800 in the mid-1970s.


The Skin Cancer Foundation estimates that 80% of lifetime sun exposure occurs during childhood and that just one blistering sunburn can double the risk of getting melanoma later in life.


The WCC recommends that all members, individual coaches, parents, and others,  make sure that coaches and others set an example and are seen to take steps to protect themselves, and that they encourage children to: Wear a hat, put on sun cream (factor 30 or above) and cover up.


Weraroa Cricket Club Inc Heath & Safety Disclaimer


 

Risks associated with playing Cricket.


Weraroa Cricket Club Inc strives to manage all cricket activities in the most prudent manner possible and gives due care and attention to the safe running of cricket under its control. 


However, due to the inherent risk of accident or injury in any sporting activity, it is the responsibility of each participant to be aware that there are assumed risks involved in participation.


Participants are reminded that their participation is entirely voluntary. 


Weraroa Cricket Club Inc assumes no responsibility for injuries received during participation in any cricket competition entered.  Personal injury sustained while playing in competitions is covered by ACC and any insurance claims should be directed to them.


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NZCC Health & Safety Policy

 

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NZCC Helmet Policy

WCC have gone to the next stage, It is now mandatory to wear a helmet for all games and training for all Junior, Primary, Intermediate, College and Senior Club Cricket at all times.


Helmets, with a face guard, are mandatory for all Weraroa CC cricketers.


For twilight cricket, all U18 WCC twilight players must provide their own helmet and wear an NZCC approved helmet when batting, fielding and keeping within 7 metres of the stumps. 


 The club would like to encourage all 18+ year old players to also wear an approved NZCC helmet while playing WCC twilight cricket.

 

WCC Policy Documents

 

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WCC Code Of Conduct

 

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WCC Health & Safety Policy

 

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WCC Transport Policy

 
 

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WCC Photography & Video Policy

 
 

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WCC Anti-Bullying Policy

 
 
 

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WCC Missing Child Policy

 
 
 

 

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WCC Youth Fielding Regulations

 

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WCC Whistle Blowing Policy

 

 

WCC Forms

 

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PDF:  WCC Investigation Form

 
 
 

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PDF: WCC Game Day Safety Check List

 

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WORD DOC: WCC Game Day Safety Check List