All personnel are responsible for managing risks in their areas. Parents and spectators will have a different view of risk to that of a player, coach or referee for example, but each has an important personal responsibility to ensure that risks within their control are managed according to the rules of the game and the standards expected.
Everyone has responsibility for Risk & Safety management.
What is Risk Management?
Risk Management is using a structured risk management process to minimise reasonably foreseeable physical, financial or legal harm to people, disruption to operations and damage to the environment and property.
The KMHA policy is to practice risk management to support and enhance activities in all areas of our organisation and to ensure that risk management is an integral part of KMHA’s decision-making process
Further information on what is Risk Management can be found here.
What is Safety Management?
Before and during your event, it is the all KMHA members’ responsibility to monitor the playing area for any potential safety hazards. All involved with the on-ice portion of e vents should identify, and minimize or eliminate all risks and strive to make the playing area as safe as possible.
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What is Conduct Management?
It has been determined that improper conduct is detrimental to the development of players, coaches, officials and volunteers in minor hockey and can be directly linked to many quality participants exiting the game. Further to this point is the struggle that numerous local Associations encounter in dealing with improper behaviour in a proper and timely fashion.
To provide a conduct management program that plays a significant role in the development of a young person’s values, morals, social maturity, physical fitness and mental fitness. To promote acceptable conduct this provides:
- Respect for persons
- Protection from harm
- Development of ethical conduct towards others
- Notions of justice, fairness, equity
- Caring attitudes
- Freedom to enjoy, to flourish
- Respect for the game
It is a must that every participant abides by these principles. A participant is defined as (but not limited to) a player, coach, official, or spectator.
This program is not intended to be a new process for complaints about officiating or general hockey rules. The objective is to promote and insure acceptable behaviour.
Further information on Conduct Management will be coming soon.