Risk Management

The “Rugby Risk Management Program”, developed by Gow-Gates in conjunction with ARU, now provides a uniform approach and resources to assist the Rugby Community in assessing and managing the risks associated with the management of Rugby. The objective of “Rugby Risk Management” is to provide a pro-active approach in ‘Raising the Awareness’ of these risks and to provide a practical framework for your Rugby Body to minimise or manage these exposures.

The programme is based on the general principles behind your ‘duty of care’ responsibilities to the Rugby Community and the general public such as;

  • provide a safe environment for recreation/Rugby;
  • provide safe and adequate equipment;
  • provide safe practices, policies and procedures;
  • provide appropriate medical and emergency requirements;
  • provide adequate instructions and supervision for Rugby.

It is further recommended that a designated ‘Responsible Officer and/or Risk Management Officer’ is appointed, within your Rugby Body’s organisational structure, to ensure this information and is made available to all Office Bearers, Staff, Participants and Volunteers. The material has been specifically tailored for ‘Amateur Rugby Bodies.

‘Rugby Risk Management Induction Programme’ 

The “Rugby Risk Management” programme incorporates an online tutorial that has been developed and provided as an Induction Programme for Rugby bodies. The aim of this Induction Programme is to quickly and easily provide practical and valuable knowledge to all participants as a guide on how to assess and manage potential hazards and areas of risk that may be an exposure for serious injuries in and around your organisation.

This tutorial is designed to highlight the importance of being ‘aware’ at all times that potential dangers exist and that by having a ‘pro-active’ approach and culture throughout your organisation can assist in the prevention of the exposures that Rugby Bodies face.

It is strongly recommended that this resource is highlighted, as often as possible, and made available to all office bearers, staff, participants and volunteers.

On completion of this tutorial, a ‘Certificate of Accreditation’ will be provided immediately for persons who participate in the short tutorial.

Please click on the link below to participate in the Risk Management Induction Programme.


Rugby Risk Management

Have you downloaded our Risk Management App?

Affiliated Clubs and Associations within the ARU Insurance Plan now have access to the Gow-Gates Sport iPhone app.

This app includes risk management resources that clubs can complete and store without the burden of having to make paperwork available for ground managers or storing completed documents.