Managing Risk From a Manager's Perspective

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Managing Risk From a Manager's Perspective

"As leisure managers we are constantly in the position of having to

identify risk factors such as hazard and perils. These factors are not

always evident or apparent but have to be understood and identified by

the leisure manager. In order to create a safe environment in which

the activity has to take place, a balance has to be met." Rock 2004

(cover sheet)

This assignment will discuss the risk from a manager's perspective,

how each manager determines what risk is and ways to combat risk. The

assignment will discuss the roles of legislation and procedures in

leisure centres and how they determine how activities are run. The

assignment will explain the difficulty with managing both individuals

without taking the essence of what the individual requires. This

assignment will also show how different individuals require different

experiences from activities that they choose.

It is important to understand what risk is and understand how it

differs to hazard, even though there are similarities. "Risk is the

likelihood of something causing harm and its likely severity. In the

health and safety sense it relates to harm to persons (either as

physical harm or ill health). Risk is something that we encounter in

our every day lives and where, often subconsciously, we make decisions

as to its acceptability. There is no definitive answer as to 'what is

acceptable'. Each risk has to be determined in the light of its

particular circumstances although societal attitudes and the law may

influence this."(Health and safety executive, management' class='brand-secondary'>risk management (2004))

hazards are very closely linked with assessmen...

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...y necessary steps to reduce the risk of an incident;

* The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992, which

is very detailed regulation with many concepts ranging from easy

access to fire escapes and no obstruction in corridors.

* The Adventure Activities Licensing Regulations 1996, which require

certain activities to be licensed if they are to be provided to

persons under 18 years old. The types of activities that are

covered by these regulations are detailed below

* The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 ( as Amended by

the Health and safety (Miscellaneous amendments) Regulations 2002)

Manual Handling Regulations.

* The Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations

* The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulation 2002

(COSHH)

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