The Club House has some handy resources when it comes to Risk Management and Workplace Health & Safety.

Marsh defines risk as the “possibility that something might happen that will affect your club or others associated with your club”.

The technical meaning (according to Standards Australia) is “the chance of something happening that will have an impact upon objectives. It is measured in terms of consequences and likelihood.” AS/NZS 4360:1999.

Most people associate risk with negative or hazardous situations. In fact, Marsh Sport describes that risks can be both negative and positive.

Here is an example of a negative and a positive risk…

  • Negative Risk: A decline in your club’s membership by more than 20 members
  • Positive Risk: An increase in your club’s membership by more than 20 members

For more information, see the Risk Management resources available below:

Swimming NSW Club Risk Management Assessment Template

Swimming NSW How to use Club Risk Management Assessment

Marsh Swim Meet Checklist

Open Water Swimming Risk Assessment Template – view our Race Secretary resources

Online Risk Management module – click on the Risk Management tab and log in to the Marsh website to complete this module

Work Health and Safety Resources

Safe Work Australia

WorkCover NSW  

WorkCover Small Business website

  • this is actually a more useful resource for sport at the local level, as it presents WHS in simple and practical terms.

Support and Advice

  • WorkCover info line 13 10 50
  • WorkCover NSW Advisory visits – free service to help you get compliant.
  • WorkCover NSW presentations – free workshops on WHS changes.
  • Safe Work Australia Volunteer Assistance Line (02) 6240 4990     

Sample Policies / Programs

  • Surf Life Saving NSW (SLSNSW) education DVD for clubs, available on You Tube. View now


There are a number of private providers offering WHS training