§ Lord Fearn
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What water sports safety measures have been legislated for or activated in the past two years. [HL1940]
§ The Minister of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport (Baroness Blackstone)
No legislation concerning water sports safety measures has been introduced or activated within the past two years.
The Government have promoted a number of key initiatives to help sport improve its safety provision. At present UK Sport is in the process of producing guidance information on health and safety issues for sport. The aim is to provide support which will be of assistance to governing bodies of sport but which will avoid overly bureaucratic systems and procedures. This will include a summary of existing legislative requirements placed on governing bodies; sports-focused risk assessment templates which governing bodies might use and disseminate among their member organisations; and case studies covering health and safety policies and practices of different: types of sport.