Are Your Leisure and Sports Activities and Facilities Safe and Healthy?
Sheila Pantry, OBE
The latest edition of the Sport and Leisure Health and Safety Plus (SLHS) CD-ROM which has just been released contains thousands of references to a wealth of data on all aspects of subjects from crowd control to training safely to misuse of drugs. Finding worldwide information on all aspects of health and safety in sports, leisure, facilities management and tourism could not be easier.
Legislation on Health and Safety at Work requires the occupiers of all premises to make provision for the health and safety of all employees and visitors to the premises and this includes sports and leisure venues.
To fulfill your legal obligations knowledge of relevant laws is essential and SLHS provides this in a readily accessible format - in full text, plus guidance to the application of the law based on worldwide sources updated at regular intervals.
SLHS is designed for a wide range of people:
- those with responsibilities for securing good health and safety standards in facilities such as stadiums, arenas, health and leisure centres, football and other sports grounds
- those who need to have the latest information
- lecturers and students studying sports, leisure and tourism
It is essential that knowledge of the legislation and guidance and advice in the many thousands of references from UK and worldwide sources are easily available to managers and workers in the industries, as well as those participating in sports and leisure activities.
Just by looking at the statistics, particularly from the hospitals, we can see that sports and leisure activities are not immune from accidents and injuries, some of which can be long term. The sports and leisure industries come under the same health and safety legislation as do other industries, with responsibility for employers and visitors who include participants and spectators.
A partnership of Sport and Leisure Health and Safety information providers - the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) and the Institute of Leisure and Amenity Management (ILAM) joined together with Sheila Pantry Associates Ltd in 1998 to produce, and update on a quarterly basis, the Sport and Leisure Health and Safety Plus CD-ROM.
The Database producers are willing to help information seekers obtain the actual article or document quoted as references in the databases.
Sport and Leisure Health and Safety Plus CD-ROM is based on SilverPlatter's WinSPIRS 4.0 software which will give the user quick and easy access to a wealth of important publications. The user can download data and print out required full text documents as well as cross search the database with other titles which use the WinSPIRS 4.0 software such as Environment Plus, OSH-CD, FIRE-CD, FIRE WORLDWIDE and OSH-ROM.
It is also possible to network CD-ROMs to enable simultaneous access by multiple users in an organisation. Users will be able to use their own personal computers to give authoritative and validated answers to questions on all aspects of the sports and leisure industry. This CD-ROM is ideal for college and university information centres where there is a need for sports and leisure information.
Many CD-ROMs are now also available under subscription for access via the Internet.
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