Team Safety Person
All minor hockey teams in Canada must have a
HCSP-certified Safety Person.
These are the requirements for the Team Safety:
- Must attain Hockey Canada Safety Program certification. Must be recertified every 3 years.
- Must attain Respect in Sport for Leaders (every 5 years) certification.
- Must submit a Criminal Record Check form
- Must complete CATT (Concussion Awareness Training Tool) Certificate
This important team staff member is responsible for the following area’s...
- All player's Medical forms and information
- First Aid Kits: Each team is assigned a First Aid Kit from the KP Equipment Manager. Please go though it and familiarize yourself with it’s’ contents and how they are used. Should any of the supplies need to be replenished throughout the season it is the Safety’s Person job. These kits are supplied by KPMHA, and if lost, it is the team’s financial responsibility to replace ($75).
- Must conduct regular checks of players’ equipment.
- Implements an ‘Emergency Action Plan’ for the team and through this is prepared to react in the event of accidents, injuries and medical emergencies. Familiarize yourself with the arena’s ‘Evacuation Protocol’ and go over it with the team.
When an injury takes place it is the ‘Safety Person’s’ job to handle the event, keep in mind the following steps...
1. If an ambulance is needed it is your job to call for one or assign someone else too.
2. There must be two people in the change room with the player at all times.
3. Inform the parents of what steps are being taken and if they are not at the arena contact them ASAP.
4. Only the injured players parent’s or professional medical personal are allowed to administer any type of medication to him/her, except ‘EpiPens’ in the case of allergic shock.
5. Older players are not allowed to drive themselves home after any type of injury.
6. If not sure if the player’s injury requires medical attention, always error on the side of caution and advise that the player sees a doctor.
7. Provide the parents with the injury report to take with them to be completed by their doctor. Any player that has received medical attention/injured themselves may not return to the ice without a doctor’s note allowing them to.
8. Completed medical forms must be forwarded to KPMHA Risk Management Person within 7 days and to B.C. Hockey within 90 days.
Hockey Canada Injury Forms and more information are available from the