The following points should be considered when taking part in the Intramural Sport programme:
- All teams should familiarise themselves with the safety rules and recommendations set down by the National Governing Body for each sport. The AU Clubs also have safety schedules for their individual sport. Any problems or queries in this area should be discussed with the IMS exec or Competitions team.
- Players should at all times be suitably dressed and warmed up.
- If any form of contact might be expected, remove jewellery, watches etc.
- Wear appropriate footwear that ensures the desirable grip. Always observe the regulations in this respect, particularly on indoor areas and rubbercrumb pitches.
- No one must take part in any event following the consumption of alcohol.
- Ensure that you have knowledge of the skills and tactics of any game and gain an understanding to facilitate safe play. This is particularly important in contact sports.
- Wear personal protective clothing for all games as required by the event rules and as recommended by the national governing body of the individual sport.
- Never wear glass-lensed spectacles for sport. Do not assume that your everyday spectacles are safe – get them checked. Sporting injuries can be blinding.
- Only transportable goal posts supplied by the University for a particular area should be used. They must be stabilised at all times using the system provided.
- All players must note that it is an offence against the legal safety requirements as well as common sense to take any action that may put themselves or others at risk of injury.
In the event of an injury or other compromising situation, security should be contacted prior to any emergency services being called. This enables the security team to inform the ambulance/emergency vehicle of the whereabouts of the situation and help can be received as quickly as possible.
The location of the nearest maroon emergency telephone should be known to all team members wherever they are playing. Also note that any internal telephone can be used to call the emergency 888 line, alternatively call 0800 526966 .
Loughborough Hospital walk-in centre is open 24 hours a day with a duty nurse and a doctor on call
Emergency number is 0845 045557 .
Qualified First Aiders are available, based at all SDC receptions (HIPAC, Pool, Holywell, Sports Reception, Tennis or Netball Centre).
Any accidents requiring formal first aid, medical centre or hospital treatment as a result of participation in the Intramural Programme must be reported and a University Accident Report Form completed as soon as possible after the occurrence.
The report can be made to any of the Sports Receptions where a Recreation Assistant will take the details and complete the form. The report can be made by the injured person or, if this is not possible due to treatment, a third party. However, full details of the event, the injury, details of the injured person and names of any witnesses will be required, so please have these available.
Reports can also be made to the Sports Development Centre. Please do not try to obtain a form to complete in your own time as this is not permissible. The action is required to simply record the details as a cover in case anything unforeseen should develop from the injury.