LISS CRICKET CLUB SUN SAFETY POLICY
exposure to ultraviolet light (UV) radiation from the sun causes sunburn, skin
damage and increases the risk of skin cancer. Sun exposure in the first 15
years of life contributes significantly to the lifetime risk of skin cancer. Taking
part or watching outdoor summer sports can mean that young skin is subjected to
prolonged sun exposure which can result in sunburn, even on a cloudy day.
reminded that sun protection is needed for players and participants in Liss
events from the start of the season right through to the end of the
season. This also applies to cloudy
should act as positive role models and set a good example by seeking out the
shade whenever possible and wearing suitable clothing, hat and sunscreen.
• The ground
has shade provided either by the pavilion or trees
will be encouraged to wear clothes that provide good sun protection including
caps and tops with collars and sleeves
will be reminded to apply sunscreen (minimum SPF 30, 4 star UVA) when
appropriate. This needs to be applied
thickly 20 minutes before going outside and must be re-applied every two
hours. Keep sunscreen in a cool place in
are encouraged to increase their water intake in hot weather and regular breaks
will be taken during coaching sessions in extremely hot weather. During matches, drinks will be taken every 15
overs. Children should bring a water
bottle to training and matches. Tap
water is also readily available from the pavilion at all times
and above is too hot for the very physical activities without risking
heatstroke and severe dehydration and planned activities may have to be modified
during periods of extreme heat.
Heatstress leading to Heat Stroke
exhaustion – irritability, fatigue, nausea, headache, moist skin
– hot dry skin, confusion, convulsions and eventual loss of consciousness.
suspect a player or participant is suffering from heatstroke, contact a First
Aider and the following steps should be taken immediately:
player or participant to a cool and shady location
they drink (preferably water)
with cool water and if available place cold packs around the neck and armpits
player/participant near a fan or fan them with towels or clothing
If they do not
respond to the measures above within 30 minutes, place them in the recovery
position and dial 999. If a
player shows any sign of confusion or loss of consciousness, place them in the
recovery position and dial 999.