Risk Minimisation Policy

HEALTH RISK MINIMISATION

a) An appropriate Pre-Participation Questionnaire must be completed by all participants prior to training.

b) Persons must advise the Instructor if suffering from any injury or medical condition, either permanent or temporary, which may be adversely affected by certain types of training. Examples of this may include blood pressure problems and cardiac disorders, neck, knee and back injuries, diabetes and asthma.

c) Persons with the above or like conditions must secure a medical certificate clearly stating that the person is able to participate in martial arts classes and whether there are any restrictions or conditions applicable.

d) The Infections Diseases Policy of Sports Medicine Australia shall apply at all times.

e) Persons must not train if they are suffering from the flu or other viral infection that may be passed on to other persons.

f) Persons must not attend training under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs.

g) Smoking is not allowed in the training area.

h) Persons training must give proper attention to personal hygiene and exhibit clean grooming; and ensure that fingernails and toenails are trimmed and clean.

i) Persons with a cut or bleeding injury must cease training immediately and receive appropriate first aid. Rejoining the training session will not be allowed until the instructor has deemed that is safe to do so. The procedures for dealing with cuts or bleeding injuries are as outlined in the Infections Diseases Policy of Sports Medicine Australia Attachment ‘3’.

j) Training equipment, that has the potential to harbour disease, will not be shared – examples of equipment fitting this description would include but not be limited to: training uniforms.