Health & Safety

Importance of health & safety for trips and events

CSSC is bound by the Health & Safety at Work Act (1974) and current health and safety legislation to ensure that all volunteers and participants undertaking CSSC activities are not exposed to risks to their health and safety.

What do I need to do?

In order to comply with health & safety legislation there are now a number of specific matters that need to be addressed by all when running an event. CSSC have created appropriate forms to use to ensure all appropriate Health and Safety aspects are considered at CSSC events:- 1. a checklist for low risk sports; and 2. a risk assessment form for high risk sports. Which of these forms to be used in each case will depend upon the level of risk involved. Click on the buttons below for access to these. The appropriate form should be completed by the organiser in overall control of the event and submitted back to the event team with their event information form. To assist the event organisers completing these forms, guidance documents for both have been produced-see below.

*From the 1 January 2016, it became mandatory for all National and Regional organisers to complete a risk assessment form for their event.

What risk level is my activity?

A breakdown of what classification the risk of each sport is considered to be, has been produced-see below. Please do not hesitate to contact the event team if you are not clear as to what category your event falls under. 

What documentation is available to support me?

Click on the button below to find all the relevant documents, forms and guides.

Health and Safety Documentation

For further details or if you have any questions, please contact Matt Taylor at or the Event Team