BELONGING IN BOWLS/SAFE SPORT

WHAT IS SAFE SPORT?

The physical and emotional safety of all participants, which includes concussion and injury prevention, and environments free from bullying, abuse, harassment, discrimination, and other forms of maltreatment.

WHY IS SAFE SPORT IMPORTANT?

We all deserve to participate in sport environments that are accessible, inclusive, safe, and free from all forms of Maltreatment by others. To reach this goal, sport organizations must ensure safe sport environments and every participant plays a role.

CLUB COMMITMENT

The Juan de Fuca Lawn Bowls Club is committed to providing a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment where people want to stay and belong. The club’s ability to attract and retain members is integral to the success of the club. The Juan de Fuca LBC fully endorses the Bowls Canada Boulingrin (BCB) Safe Sport Belonging in Bowls (BiB) strategy as a fundamental path to achieving this goal. Open the document below to view the complete commitment.

MEMBERS PLEDGE

The pledge encourages members to do their part to maintain a safe, welcoming and inclusive culture at our club.

CODE OF CONDUCT

  • Sets the rules around behaviour that club participants must follow.
  • Defines key terms and behaviours.                             

SAFE SPORT TIPS

THE CLUB SAFETY OFFICER

Role:

The Club Safety Officer role is to provide for a safe, respectful, and inclusive lawn bowling environment.

The Club Safety Officer will champion the Safe Sport Belonging in Bowls program by engaging with all members.

Responsibly:

  • Develop standard communication processes to interact with all members.
  • Provide for a safe facility and playing environment.
  • Implement policies and Safe Sport initiatives that keep participants safe.
  • Develop and promote a Club Code of Conduct.
  • Respond to all safety incidents and resolve conflict.
  • Provide safety related training opportunities.
  • Ensure First Aid Kits and AED equipment are available.
  • Implement COVID-19 Return to Play guidelines, if applicable.

SAFETY

Return to Sport Guidelines during COVID

Our Club follows the BC Public Health Officers (PHO) and viaSport guidelines during COVID. Current guidelines are reported below and are subject to change. Club policy will be amended should changes be announced by either of these organizations. 

viaSport is working with the Province of British Columbia and the amateur sport sector to support organizations to operate safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Current guidance from the Office of the Public Health Officer

  • All sport activities are allowed.
  • Proof of vaccination is no longer required for sport activities and programs.
  • Wearing masks in public indoor settings is not required by public health. Wearing a mask is a personal choice.

Club Safety Protocol

These safety Protocols always remain in effect for attending the premises.

  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Cover if you need to cough or sneeze.
  • Maintain good hand hygiene, sanitizer bottles are available for your use.
  • Wearing a Mask in the Clubhouse and the Locker Room is now optional.
  • Adhere to 1 person limit in the equipment shed.

Safety Equipment

Safety equipment available at the club include and location:

  • 3 First Aid Kits
    • Equipment room
    • Kitchen A
    • Clubhouse by office
  • Automatic Emergency Defibrillator (AED)
    • Clubhouse by office
  • Sanitizer
    • Equipment Room
    • Clubhouse
  • Sunscreen
    • Washrooms

IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY

Charge Person Responsibilities:

  1. Conduct an initial assessment of the injury.
  2. Wait with the injured participant and help keep them calm until emergency medical services arrive and conduct their assessment of the injury.
  3. Record the injury using their club’s accident report form.

Call Person Responsibilities:

  1. Call for emergency help.
  2. Provide all necessary information to dispatch.
    • The facility location
    • The closest access to the injured participant
    • The nature of the injury
    • A description of first aid that has been performed
    • Other medical information, such as allergies or medical conditions
    • Clear any traffic from the facility entrance or access road before the ambulance arrives.
  3. Wait by the entrance to direct the ambulance.
  4. Call the participant’s emergency contact person.
  5. Assist the charge person as needed.

TRAINING

All Executive, Board of Management and Coaches are required to take Safe Sport related training to ensure understanding of these principles and to better  provide a safe bowling environment.

Executive and Board of Management:

  • Safe Sport Participants Training
  • Safe Sport Help Video
  • Safe Sport Policy 101 Video

Coaches:

  • Club Coach Course
  • Respect in Sport
  • Emergency Safety Plan
  • Criminal Records Check

PROTOCOLS AND POLICIES

Following is the Club Protocol to be followed when attending the Club premises.

Policies outline various safety related issues in effect at the Club. These Policies will be updated as they are finalized.

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COVID-19 BOWLING INFO

Forms to be read, completed and signed:

Scheduling Information:

Monitoring Information:

Monitor Contact Information