Welcome to the Hawke’s Bay Hockey Health and Safety Page.

Hawke’s Bay Hockey is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its Staff and members.  This commitment extends to ensuring that Hawke’s Bay Hockey’s operations do not place members of the public at risk of injury, illness or property damage. We have the use of two venues within our Association – Park Island and Unison Hockey Stadium.  Both venues have Hazard/Risk Registers and forms for incidents/accidents which are available on this page.

Can we please ask all parents/caregivers to ensure their children are supervised by an adult at all times while at the two hockey turf venues.  If you see a child unsupervised in an area they should not be please advise the HB Hockey staff/volunteers on site.

Hawke’s Bay Hockey Association wishes to issue a safety reminder to all of it’s Hockey Community. Please ensure that your team including players, coaches, management and supporters leave safely after hockey training or games, particularly in the evenings. Please ensure you leave in groups and people are not left in car parks on their own.

Please stay vigilant for anything out of the normal and report any suspicious behaviour to the Police.

Hockey New Zealand Concussion Policy 2018

Hockey New Zealand has released a new Concussion Awareness Policy to cover all levels of the sport. The purpose of the document is to provide an increased awareness of concussion and guidance on the identification and management of concussion.  Concussion (and hockey player welfare in general) is everyone’s responsibility.

Players, parents, coaches and officials need to act in the best interest of hockey player safety and welfare by taking responsibility for the recognition, removal and referral of hockey player to a medical doctor.

http://hockeynz.co.nz/Portals/30/2018%20Documents/080518%20Hockey%20NZ%20Policy%20Concussion.pdf

Item update 30th October 2018

Just a Health and Safety reminder – no dogs are permitted inside the turf unless it is a Service Dog and must accompany that person.

There has been waste left around the grounds and this could be transferred to the turfs so please leave your dog tied up outside the grounds.