Sporting events large and small can be thrilling for both participants and spectators. Amongst the competitive tension, there’s also a risk of accidents and injury. As the organiser, you’ll need to ensure you have the right plans and medical cover in place. That way, if something does happen, competitors and fans will be able to quickly access the medical help that they need.
First aid and medical cover for sporting events
Every event is different. That’s why we believe that every event needs a tailored approach to medical cover. Whatever the size or type of sporting event, we’ll draw up a comprehensive medical needs risk assessment. We’ll use this to identify exactly what support you need. And we’ll find solutions to any potential issues, such as a hard to access location or if an extra high-risk activity is being planned. We can carry out this risk assessment at the very start of your event planning or at short-notice with a 24-hour turnaround.
What are the first aid regulations for sports events?
The Health and Safety Executive states that as an event planner:
“You must have plans in place to respond effectively to health and safety incidents and other emergencies that might occur. This emergency plan needs to be in proportion to the level of risk presented by event activities and the potential extent and severity of the incident.”
We’ll make sure that you meet all the relevant regulations for your peace of mind. We’ll liaise with your local NHS ambulance service and hospitals for you. And if anything does go wrong, our professional and meticulous approach to care and reporting will help you to maintain your reputation too.
Professional staff, specialist kit, and the latest technology
Depending on your requirements, we can supply professional medical staff including:
Our handpicked team undertakes regular training, and is equipped with the latest medical kit. This means they can respond quickly and effectively to any medical need. If you require it, we can also provide an advanced care team to effectively bring the hospital to your event.
We can support your event with everything from a standard ambulance to specialist 4x4 units for reaching off-road casualties. If you need a mobile first aid centre or air ambulance support, we’ll arrange this.
We invest in the latest technology, such as the Tempus Pro for advanced vital signs monitoring, to ensure first-rate care at your event. We also use a digital reporting system, ensuring any incidents are recorded accurately. This is vital if any legal claims are brought against you following your event.
What sorts of sports events can we cover?
Whether your event is straightforward or poses a high risk, we can supply the expert medical help that you need. Professional and amateur sporting events we can support include:
Putting safety first
Scope have all the relevant liability and malpractice insurance cover for your reassurance. To find out more about how our medical services can help your sports event to be a success, call us on 0800 0052 999 or get in touch.