Emergency Action Plans

  1. At least 1 coach with a minimum of an FA Level 1 coaching qualification (which must include an up to date First Aid and Safeguarding qualification) and a valid CRC, must be in attendance at each match or training session.
  2. Each team must have at least 2 CRC accredited adults in attendance at each match or training session.
  3. Before each match, all coaches must be aware of their role should an incident occur, regarding the following actions:
    • Attend to the injured player.
    • If necessary, call an ambulance and ensure the entrance to the site is clear.
    • Alert or contact the injured player’s parent/guardian/next of kin.
    • Look after the other players and take them away from the scene of the incident.
  4. The Team Coach or Manager must have a charged mobile phone.
  5. The following written details must be kept securely in the first aid kit;
    • Players names.
    • Primary and secondary contact details.
    • Any relevant medical information.
  6. There is a defibrillator at Wealstone Lane Playing Fields – Code CPAD1329
  7. In an emergency dial 999 or 112 (gives GPS to Emergency Services)
  8. Nearest Hospital – The Countess of Chester, Liverpool Road, CH2 1UL. Telephone: 01244 365000
  9. The Post Codes for Upton JFC training and match grounds are as follows:
  • Wealstone Lane – CH2 1HB (guide ambulances to the entrance by Mill View School not via the car park)
  • Hoole Park – Coronation Recreation Ground, Hoole Road, CH2 3PZ (near the junction with Park Avenue)
  • Dale Camp Playing Fields – Liverpool Road, Chester, CH2 4BD
  • Upton Heath Primary School – Upton Lane, Chester, CH2 1ED
  • Mill View Primary School – Wealstone Lane, Chester, CH2 1HB
  • Acresfield Primary School – Acres Lane, Chester, CH2 1LJ
  • Ellesmere Port Sports Village – Stanney Lane, EP, CH65 9LB
  • Upton High School – St James Avenue, Chester, CH2 1NN
  • Chester University, Parkgate Road, Chester, CH1 4BJ
  • Catholic High School – Old Wrexham Road, Chester, CH4 7HS
  • Kings School, Wrexham Road, Chester, CH4 7QL
  • Blacon High School – Melbourne Road, Chester, CH1 5JH

For every match and training session the Team Manager in charge will:

  1. Ensure that the entrance to the site is clear in the event of an emergency
  2. Ensure that they know the post code for the pitch you are playing at
  3. Ensure that there is a qualified First Aider present, and that they are aware of their responsibilities during the game.
  4. Ensure that a first aid kit is available and contains all essential equipment.
  5. Ensure that there is access to a mobile phone that is charged.
  6. Ensure that they are aware of any player with a medical condition.
  7. Ensure that they have emergency contact numbers for all players (do not rely on numbers stored in a phone, all paper information is confidential and must be kept in the first aid box).
  8. Ensure that all player’s medical equipment (inhalers etc.) is held by the Coach and is available if needed. Any medication for players should be clearly labelled, administered by the player or parent, and returned to the player or parent at the end of the match.
  9. Ensure that the match day environment is safe and appropriate for football (see Health & Safety Guidelines on page 8 of the Coaches Manual)
  10. Act in line with the FA First Aid training should you need to.
  11. After an accident or incident, return a club accident form to the Club Welfare Officer at uptonjfcwelfare@gmail.com and the Secretary l_carrington@sky.com
  12. For any urgent injuries contact a member of the Upton JFC Executive Committee as soon as the emergency has been dealt with.

Published September 2017

Sue Terry