On Ice Safety- Helmets
At the 2001 Hockey Canada AGM in Ottawa, the Hockey Canada Board of Directors passed the following recommendation with regard to coaches and officials wearing helmets while participating in on-ice sessions.
“It is recommended that all on-ice participants which would include coaches, and assistants wear a CSA approved properly fastened helmet for all sanctioned on-ice sessions. In all clinics, including National, Branch and association sanctioned, clinic participants MUST wear a CSA approved properly fastened helmet for all on-ice sessions”
This will apply to all certification clinics for Coaching, Initiation and Officiating. In response to this recommendation, SDMHA is required to inform all clinic organizers and instructors of the requirement for all participants to wear a helmet while participating in on-ice sessions.
As awareness grows with regard to concussion injuries, it is felt this is a proactive step in reducing the number and severity of concussions and related head injuries.
ISSUE #: 2011-02-R
June 16, 2011
TO: BC Hockey Membership
FROM: Neil McNabb, Risk Manager
COPY: Anne Deitch, Branch Safety & Risk Management Coordinator
SUBJECT: Two Deep Method
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Throughout the hockey season appropriate player supervision should be a priority for all minor hockey associations (MHAs) and BC Hockey member teams. As such, BC Hockey endorses the use of the “Two Deep Method” of supervision that is mentioned throughout Hockey Canada HCSP material and Hockey Canada coaching materials. This list describes the “Two Deep Method”. It is recommended that these guidelines are followed by all MHAs.
· Dressing Room
Players should be supervised at all times. A lone personnel member should never be in the dressing room with players at any time, and especially when they are showering or changing: two (2) adults should be present together; which is called the “Two Deep Method” of supervision
· Injury Treatment
The safety person should avoid treating injuries out of sight of others. Use the “Two Deep Method” (two adults) supervision system.
· Female Teams
Recommend that when using the “Two-Deep Method” with female hockey teams, if one (1) adult is male, he must be accompanied by a female adult.
· Road Trips
Ideally, personnel and players should not share accommodations, regardless of the potential cost savings or other benefits. If sharing a room is unavoidable, be sure that the “Two Deep Method” rule is observed at all times. If only one player and one personnel are alone in the room for a brief period of time, the outer door must be left open.
· Physical Contact
Team personnel should avoid touching a player out of sight of others. Use the “Two Deep Method” (two personnel, or two players) supervision system
· Isolated Spaces
Parents/guardians should never leave their child unsupervised in a facility, nor should they leave their child alone with a single personnel member (use the Two Deep Method supervision system).
· Sport and Training Facilities
Participants who are minors should never be left waiting in a facility without the supervision of their parent/guardian or personnel member (use the Two Deep Method).
Should you have any questions about the “Two Deep Method” please contact your District Safety Risk Management (SRM) Committee Member.
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Appropriate player supervision