Risk and Safety

Risk and Safety
Risk and Safety 2019-04-18T19:42:35+00:00

What is Risk Management?

  1. Risk Management is using a structured risk management process to minimize reasonably foreseeable physical, financial or legal harm to people, disruption to operations and damage to the environment and property.
  2. The KMHA policy is to practice risk management to support and enhance activities in all areas of our organization and to ensure that risk management is an integral part of KMHA’s decision-making process

What is Safety Management?

  1. Before and during your event, it is the all KMHA members’ responsibility to monitor the playing area for any potential safety hazards.
  2. All involved with the on-ice portion of events should identify, minimize or eliminate all risks to make the playing area as safe as possible.

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 behavior in a proper and timely fashion. b. 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:

  1. Respect for persons
  2. Protection from harm
  • Development of ethical conduct towards others  . Notions of justice, fairness, equity v. Caring attitudes
  1. Freedom to enjoy, to flourish
  2. 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 behavior

Locker Rooms

Cell Phone and PDA Policy

HEO Policy 6.1 PORTABLE DIGITAL DEVICES Technology advancements have allowed users with cell phones, I-pads, tablets, etc., equipped with high definition cameras to photograph or video people without their consent and knowledge. HEO believes this is an invasion of privacy and has adopted the following policy to address the concerns.

EFFECTIVE DATE Rev. 1 February 2015

PURPOSE The purpose of this policy is to provide guidance to our members, associations, leagues and teams on the use of portable digital devices

GUIDELINES The ability to snap photos or take a video without others knowing has raised significant concerns for members within our Branch. The potential exists for deviant behaviour of users photographing others undressing and showering in change rooms. Small portable digital devices eliminate the evidence as one can readily send the photo or video data to a storage file or personal account by means of the internet rather than storing it where it can be easily found; unlike larger video cameras, devices like cell phones don’t require disguises or excuses to be brought into such sensitive areas as change rooms, bathrooms etc. If someone uses a phone this way and takes a photo or video and puts it on the Internet, it’s a violation of personal privacy and will not be tolerated by the HEO/HEO Minor. Therefore, the following policy will take effect immediately: The use of any form of Camera, Video Camera, Camera Phone or other portable digital device is prohibited in any recreational facility change rooms, during any HEO/ HEO Minor sanctioned event. It is the team officials’ responsibility to monitor and control the uses of such devices.

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Parent / Spectators’ Role in stands



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