Medical Emergency Action Plan

Clubs have a responsibility to ensure that their facilities provide a safe environment. The requirements of this duty of care will be identified through a risk assessment. This should include a clearly documented plan that outlines the actions and processes for a medical emergency.

Along with appropriate levels of first aid cover, a Medical Emergency Action Plan (MEAP) should be an integral part of the player welfare provision across all sports and recreational activities.

A MEAP should consider all those involved, including players, coaches, officials, first aiders, volun­teers, parents and spectators. It should provide a simple, safe and systematic approach to ensure that any emergencies can be dealt with quickly and efficiently.

It is important that the MEAP is effectively communicated to coaches, first aiders and any others who would be involved in the incident management during an emergency.

MEAP Guidance & Template


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