Risk management involves minimising risks facing the Association, affiliated clubs and their members (collectively referred to as the Pony Club), whether appearing in the form of financial loss or physical injury or damage or abuse.
It includes a number of steps summarised as follows:
- Identifying risks which threaten the wellbeing of Pony Club;
- Assessing the importance of those risks and the consequences to Pony Club if they are ignored. The focus generally is on safety issues and minimising potential litigation;
- Designing a process to eliminate or minimise those risks;
- Documenting these steps in a Risk Assessment;
- Taking all possible steps to comply with that process; and
- Constantly reviewing the process so that it can be improved and grow to suit the needs of Pony Club;
Risk managment is an ongoing process to be continually reviewed and updated at all levels. Documentation of this process is an integral part of the process and should be kept on file for future reference at all levels. Clubs must complete a risk assessment for each pony club activity and event, if you require help putting together a risk assesment contact the office for some examples that can be used as a starting point to help clubs develop their own documents and templates.
Below you can download all related forms and further information.
- Safe Work Australia - www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au
- WorkCover Australia - www.workcover.nsw.gov.au
- Code of Practice: Managing Risks when New or Inexperienced riders or handlers interact with horses in the workplace - see downloads section below
- Incident Notification Fact Sheet - see downloads section below
- Thermal Comfort Observations for NSW and the ACT for use in the Wet Bulb Globe Temperature (WBGT) test for events: http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDN65179.shtml
National Incident Reporting System
Please find the National Incident Reportng System here.
- COVID - 19 FAQ's NSW Health - Click here
- COVID-19 - Information
- Commonwealth COVID-19 Health Alerts
- COVID-19 and Sporting Events (Australian Institute of Sport)
- COVID-19 Return to Sport Toolkit - Australian Institute of Sport
- COVID-19 and Sporting Organisations - NSW Office of Sport
- COVID-19 - Businesses and Community - NSW Government
- Presentation on Resumption of Sport for Clubs - Pony Club NSW
- Canberra/ ACT COVID-19 - https://www.covid19.act.gov.au/community/travel/nsw
- What you can and can't do under the rules - 4 square metre rule - NSW Government
- Covid-19 Awareness for Food Handling course - https://www.foodauthority.nsw.gov.au/covid-19-awareness-food-service-training
- NSW Government latest news and updtaes - https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/latest-news-and-updates
Some other links that may support your club to resume activities include:
- COVID-19 Sport and Active Recreation Sector Resources Library - Office of Sport
- Get Your Club Back On Track After Covid-19 - Australian Sports Foundation
- Empower Your Sports Club Volunteers - Sports Community
- Play By The Rules During COVID-19 - Play By The Rules
- Sports NSW Timeout Talks - Sports NSW
- Return to Sport Toolkit - Sport Australia (not endorsed by NSW Government but may provide useful guidance as a planning base)
- Covid - 19 Resource Kit - Safework Australia
- Covid-19 Latest case map - NSW Heatlh
Covid - 19 Resumption of Sport: UPDATES
Sport and Recreation Sector Update - 27 December 2021
The Public Health (COVID-19 General) Order (No 2) 2021 has been published, outlining changes to the rules which will come into effect from 27 December 2021.
From 27 December 2021, reduced COVID-19 restrictions will be in place in NSW. More broadly rules have changed with regards to:
Sport and Exercise
Anyone can now participate in sport and exercise.
- People are no longer required to be fully vaccinated or carry vaccination evidence.
- COVID-19 Safe Check-in or QR Codes are required at all venues.
- Face masks are required for all indoor areas except when eating, drinking and excercising and when social distancing is not possible outdoors.
- Density limits apply 1 person per 2 square metres.
- COVID Safety Plans are no longer compulsory.
Indoor Recreation Facilities
Gyms and indoor recreation facilities can now operate with no person or capacity limits in place, including group fitness classes.
As noted above, patrons attending gyms are still required to check in via a Service NSW QR code.
Outdoor Gatherings (including community sport)
Density limits and vaccination status no longer apply for outdoor gatherings.
- Community sports, including matches, competitions and training, can take place for all staff, spectators and participants regardless of vaccination status.
- All persons, regardless of vaccination status, can participate in an outdoor gathering, such as a barbeque or picnic.
Indoor swimming pools can now be open for all purposes and are not subject to any capacity limits.
Major Recreation Facilities
Major recreation facilities can now be open to all people, regardless of vaccination status. Density limits no longer apply.
We trust this information will assist your organisations in communicating with your stakeholders.
The Office of Sport will update its COVID-19 webpage over the coming days to reflect the changes and amendments above.
It is important to note that whilst restrictions continue to be reduced, NSW Health still strongly advises people get vaccinated and wear a face mask where they cannot socially distance.
For further information regarding the roadmap and rule changes, please visit the NSW Government website.
Should you have any questions, please contact email@example.com
Clubs and residents in the ACT must continue to follow the ACT restrictions which were last amended on the 12 November 2021 full details can be found here and you can view the ACT's Pathway Forward here
Organised Sporting Activities
- 25 people across the venue before density limits apply (exc staff).
- If sporting activities wish to have more than 25 people, they can apply:
- One person per two square metres per usable indoor space (exc staff); and
- No more than 2,000 people across the site (indoors and outdoors).
- Sporting events with between 1,000-2,000 people (exc staff but including participants and spectators) must submit their COVID Safety Plan to ACT Health in accordance with the COVID Safe Event Guidance document.
- Exemptions will be considered for events greater than 2,000 people, in accordance with the COVID-19 Safe Event Guidance.
- Noting that larger events are usually held under venue which are separately listed in the Direction (eg Manuka Oval and GIO Stadium)
We will provide updates as they are available. We thank you for your ongoing patience and support whilst we navigate the ever-changing COVID-19 landscape.