Sport and the end of apartheid

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Sport and Leisure Operations
Risk Assessment

Name: Daragh McCarthy
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Introduction
The leisure centre which I have chosen to carry out my risk assessment is Askeaton leisure centre. It is one of the main leisure centres in Limerick County. It has many facilities including a pool area, sauna, steam room, gym area (both machine weights and free weights) and men and women’s changing areas.
I chose this leisure centre as it has a high reputation throughout the County and felt it would be a great experience for me. The manager was helpful and let me read through the full health and safety folder. Of which I have photocopied some sheets from including their safety statement and also an accident report form. I found their very modern and up to date with their health and safety. The manager of the leisure centre carries out the risk assessment annually.
The area I decided to conduct my risk assessment was the pool area as I feel this is the place where a risk is most likely to occur. Risk Assessment- Every employer must identify the hazards that exist in their workplace, assess the risk of these and then develop a risk assessment of those risks as they apply to the employees who are exposed to them.
Hazard- A hazard is anything that can cause harm.
Risk- The likelihood of a hazard occurring. Aims and objectives
My aim was to carry out my very first risk assessment in my chosen leisure centre. I was looking to identify any risks which may lead to a hazard occurring. I will then show this to the leisure centre manager and get her opinion on my risk assessment. Her knowledge and experience will be very helpful if I pursue this as a future career.
The hazards I will assess will be in the pool/poolside area as I feel this is a risky area in a leisure centre. The key staff member I will consult is the manager as she is also the health and safety manager of the leisure centre. The policy I will refer to is the Safety, Health and



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