Cockburn Basketball Association has adopted the following procedure regarding the playing of basketball in hot weather conditions, which relates to the Association’s competitions, participation programs and court bookings.
- At the start of each summer season, the Operations Manager sends each independent team and club a copy of the most up to date CBA Hot Weather Policy. Referees, participation coaches and court management staff are also educated on the mitigation strategies set out in the Hot Weather Policy, where to locate first aid equipment, where the CBA court thermometer is and symptoms of heat stress to ensure they are alert for any such symptoms.
- In the event of a week where forecast temperatures are expected to be high, the Operations Manager sends a reminder email to each independent team and club with a copy of the Hot Weather Policy and advice on the effects of heat, symptoms of head stress and the need for proper hydration. This will also include the recommendations to clubs to let their individual team contacts know.
- In the event of a week where forecast temperatures are expected to be high, referees, participation coaches and court management are reminded by the Operations Manager about the mitigation strategies set out in the Hot Weather Policy, where to locate first aid equipment, where the CBA court thermometer is and symptoms of heat stress to ensure they are alert for any such symptoms.
- When forecast temperatures of a day may cause a game to be abandoned, the Operations Manager directly informs (SMS) all team contacts, participation coaches and court management there is a risk games may be cancelled at the sole discretion of the CBA as it relates to the Hot Weather Policy. This contact is to be made the night before the day of forecast high temperature. All contacts are encouraged to be vigilant of correspondence from the Operations Manager indicating if games are cancelled.
- If games are cancelled prior to commencement, affected team contacts, coaches and referees are directly informed via SMS by the Operations Manager OR Court Management about the cancellation. All clubs are also informed cancellations are currently taking place and team contacts will be informed.
- It is the responsibility of the court manager to inform team contacts and referee (in person) of games in play if cancellation should occur. It is also their responsibility to inform team contacts of teams yet to play about the cancellation.