RINK MANAGEMENT SAFETY PLAN (CLICK)
Trainer/Safety Person (HCSP)
Every team requires a Trainer/Safety Person. All HCSP clinics are now available only as an on-line e-learning course. Delegates will register for the HU-Safety course via the Hockey University website. This program is a great introduction to team safety, injury recognition and important information for anyone who wishes to be a team Safety Person. From the Fair Play code and Code of Ethics, to Safety at the Rink, Injury Management and the Emergency Action Plan, this program gives you the information and confidence needed to be the go to person on your team for health, wellness, injury recognition as well as safe and proper recovery and return to play procedures. WKMHA will reimburse costs, please forward receipt to Kiim Schultz at firstname.lastname@example.org once complete. Please note that starting with the 2014-2015, the HCSP will have a 3 year expiry date, so anyone taking it in the 2011-2012 season or earlier, will have to re-certify.
FIRST AID KIT - required contents (CLICK)
The Heart and Stroke Foundation has created the National Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Program to provide funding to install lifesaving AED in rinks, arenas and other recreational facilities across Canada. The program, funded by the Federal Government and coordinated by the Heart and Stroke Foundation, wants tens of thousands of Canadians to be ready, willing and able to act in the event of a cardiac arrest.
All indoor arenas and recreational facilities are encouraged to apply. As well, special consideration will be given to isolated and remote community locations, which may include community centres, medical transport, fire departments and central meeting locations.
An AED is a safe and easy to use piece of equipment that helps re-set the heartbeat after a cardiac arrest. Used fast, in conjunction with CPR, it can help keep a cardiac victim alive until emergency help arrives.
To request a defibrillator for your facility, please visit www.resuscitation.heartandstroke.ca/AED.
Cardiac arrest can happen to anyone, any age. It is particularly important to have an AED in a facility where moderate to high physical activity takes place. Having an AED accessible for all users can mean the difference between life and death in the event of a cardiac arrest. CPR alone offers a victim a five (5) percent chance of survival, while an AED used in conjunction with CPR in the first three (3) minutes, doubles the chances of survival.
The Heart and Stroke Foundation’s mission is to prevent disease, save lives and promote recovery. A volunteer- based health charity, they strive to tangibly improve the health of every Canadian family, every day. Healthy lives free of heart disease and stroke. For more information, please visit their website at www.heartandstroke.ca.