Policies

 ALCOHOL

The Nunawading Basketball Centre hold a limited alcohol license.
Alcohol may be served within the confines of the Hall of Fame Room and Conference Room (approved Red-Line Areas) at the following times:
Saturday 5pm - 12am
Sunday 12pm - 6pm


 INDIGENOUS

Basketball provides a focused approach to engaging Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) and Indigenous people into the sport of basketball.
This includes the development and implementation of inclusion plans, policies and specific basketball programs catering for groups within the community.
Basketball aims to incorporate these initiatives into all areas of the organisation.
For further information in regards to Basketball Victoria’s Multicultural & Indigenous Program, please contact Basketball Victoria on 9837 8000 or enquiries@basketballvictoria.com.au.


 HAIRWEAR

By-Laws Article 13.2.5, in particular the point that “headgear, hair accessories and jewellery” are not permitted to be worn on court.
“Headgear” and “jewellery” are reasonably self explanatory items, however there has been some discussion surrounding what constitutes acceptable “hair accessories”.
To clarify what is considered acceptable, players are permitted to take the court wearing “bobby pins” and/or “one touch” or “snap” clips to hold their hair back. These items pose no threat of injury to any player on the court.
Players will not be permitted to wear barrettes, headbands made of metal, or clips larger than a bobby pin or snap clip – especially those that are present for decorative purposes only. These items do pose a threat of injury, due to their increased size (see attached photo).
If items in a player’s hair are made from a non-abrasive, pliable material, they may be permitted to be worn, as (by rule) they pose no threat of injury. This includes head scarves or other fabric articles worn for religious purposes held in place by bobby pins or snap clips.
Referees and competition administrators cannot prevent a player taking the court if the religious clothing that he/she is wearing poses no threat of danger to another player. Common sense must be used in these situations. Any person preventing a player from taking the court due to the clothing that they are wearing for religious purposes may leave themselves open to legal action.

 INJURY PREVENTION

Melbourne East Basketball Association recognises the importance of injury prevention in protecting the health and safety of all athletes, coaches, officials and spectators, as well as others involved in the sport. Protection from sports injuries cannot be guaranteed but there are several strategies that the Melbourne East Basketball Associationwill enforce to minimise the risk of injury and increase the enjoyment of participation in basketball.

General Actions
The Melbourne East Basketball Associationis committed to actively implementing practices and strategies to reduce the risk of injury through:
- Making first aid equipment available, including ice packs;
- Encouraging coaches, officials and members to undertake first aid and injury prevention training courses;
- Encouraging warm up and cool down activities among athletes and referees at training sessions and competitions;
- Providing water and water refills for free;
- Encouraging the use of injury prevention equipment if required (e.g. strapping tape, mouthguards); and
- Providing Association officials with towels for wiping up sweat or water spills on the court.

Injury Prevention Strategies
- Display pictures and information about warm up and cool down activities;
- When possible, have a person qualified in first aid present; and
- Provide injury prevention and first aid training courses.

Other Relevant Melbourne East Basketball Association policies and procedures
- First Aid Policy and Procedures;
- Blood Handling Policy and Procedures;
- Pregnancy Participation Policy and Procedures;
- Hazard Policy and Procedures; and
- Emergency Policy and Procedures.

Policy Application
This policy applies to all Melbourne East Basketball Association players, officials and coaches taking part in the sport of basketball.

 HEAT

Duty of care Melbourne East Basketball Association Domestic Competition incorporate when the temperature exceeds 34 degrees during the day and remains oppressive at night.

Timing Regulations
For Senior Domestic - 4 x 8 minute quarters will be played
For Junior Weeknight Domestic - 4 x 8 minute quarters will be played
For Junior Saturday Domestic - 4 x 9 minute quarters will be played
1 time out per team per quarter allowed
CLOCK DOES NOT STOP DURING THESE TIME OUTS
2 minute break at 1/4 and 3/4 time
3 minute break at 1/2 time
As per normal games team fouls are to be calculated per half.
No time outs in the last 2 minutes of the first half
Clock to stop on all whistles in the last 2 minutes

Be smart! Beat the heat!
- Drink plenty of water before, during and after playing sport.
- Be sure to warm up before and cool down after exercise
- Place yourself during the game
- Call substitutions frequently throughout the game

 UNIFORM

SINGLETS: Size of numbers to be in line with rules governing competition - width no less than 2cm. Height front 10cm, back 20cm. Teams with shabby/old/faded uniforms will be requested to replace same. No white uniforms allowed. T-SHIRTS worn under singlet must be same colour as the singlet. An “incorrect uniform” penalty of 10 points will apply to all teams that do not adhere to these rules..

SHORTS: All team members must have shorts of uniform length and colour, i.e. mid or short. NO POCKETS allowed.

COLOUR CLASHES – Home teams must change singlets (team named first on fixture is regarded as home team). White singlets can be hired from the ticket office. Reversible Singlets are a great investment in the first place.

The Committee reserves the right to reject wording on singlets and shorts that are offensive. This includes team names, player names, sponsors or other wording.


 TRIBUNAL
 PRIVACY

At Melbourne East Basketball Association privacy is a priority. MEBA does not give out personal information about participants involved in basketball except as mentioned below, and personal information is protected. In this privacy policy the expression "personal information" is used to refer to information about an individual whose identity is apparent or can be reasonably ascertained from the information or opinion. MEBA recognises the rights of basketball participants to control their personal information. MEBA does not collect personal information, except when it is knowingly provided by basketball participants.

Information Collection
MEBA collects personal information to enable it or third parties to provide services and benefits, maintain necessary records and to provide necessary information.

Information Use and Disclosure MEBA uses and discloses personal information (such as name and address details) for the purpose of providing services to participants in basketball or for commercial purposes where MEBA has obtained consent to do so. Such commercial purposes may include the sale of mailing lists by MEBA to third party mailing houses, or the disclosure of personal information to MEBA sponsors under sponsorship agreements. MEBA also uses and discloses personal information to Basketball Victoria, the Australian Sports Commission or other similar body where it is required under MEBA’s obligations to those bodies.

MEBA will not disclose personal information to other persons without consent unless such disclosure is authorised or required by law or to publish details of hearings of the Tribunal, Ethics Committee and other bodies, or for such things as results of matches, selection to teams and other similar basketball related activity.

Photographs taken at MEBA or other basketball events may be published by MEBA but names or other identification of the persons in the photographs will not be published without consent unless the person is a known public figure.

Data Security
When it collects personal information, MEBA takes reasonable steps to keep that information secure and to protect that personal information from misuse or loss and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. When using the website you should be aware that no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed as totally secure. Although MEBA strives to protect such information, MEBA does not warrant the security of any information transmitted to it over the Internet and you do so at your own risk.

Access, Corrections and Further Information
If any person wishes to review or make corrections to their personal information, they may do so at any time, by contacting Nunawading Basketball Centre during normal business hours.

 INSURANCE

Nunawading Basketball Centre in conjunction with Basketball Victoria use V-Insurance Group for insurance claims.

Once you have obtained a signed insurance claim form from Nunawading Basketball Centre, all claims will need to be sent directly to the V-Insurance Sydney office at the following address:
Cunningham Lindsey Australia Pty Ltd
Sports Injury Team
PO Box 1438
Parramatta NSW 2124

Fax (02) 9633 5521
Email: sports@cl-au.com

To obtain an injury claim form please call the Nunawading Basketball Centre on (03) 9802 6711.

For any queries about what you are eligible to be covered for should an injury occur please contact the V-Insurance Group office as they will be able to provide the most information regarding this.

Phone (02) 8599 8660 or local call cost only 1300 945 547
Email: basketball@vinsurancegroup.com

 



 FIRST AID

Please be aware that the Centre does NOT have a first aid person available in case of injuries.
The Referee Supervisor, Ticket box staff and Canteen staff are CPR trained only.
Ice packs are available for injuries from the canteen.
First Aid Kit for emergency items are available – please ask the venue supervisor.

 BLOOD RULE

It is the responsibility of the player or team with blood spillage to clean the area concerned.
Play must stop until all the blood on the ground or equipment is cleaned up.
Cleaning solution and rubber gloves are available from the canteen, plus paper towels to mop up - solution should be left on 5 minutes before mopping up.  If the match ball has blood on it, it is the responsibility of the referee to initiate the cleaning of the ball and/or the exchange for a non-contaminated ball from the ticket box.
Gloves and cleaning solution MUST always be used, followed by paper towels to mop up - all available from the canteen.  Items are stored in the canteen near the phone.
Further Information about blood etc. and the risks associated with spillage is available here.


 INCLUSION

The Melbourne East Basketball Association recognises the social and health benefits associated with being a part of the basketball community. Melbourne East Basketball Association is committed to eliminating discrimination in all forms and upholds the principle of equal opportunity. Melbourne East Basketball Association believes that the sport of basketball should be accessible to all Victorians.

Legislation
To ensure that Melbourne East Basketball Association is welcoming and inclusive, the association will uphold the principles established in both State and Commonwealth Government legislation including:
- Equal Opportunity Act 1995 (Vic);
- Racial Discrimination Act 1976 (Cwlth);
- Sex Discrimination Act 1894 (Cwlth);
- Disability Discrimination Act (Cwlth); and
- Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Act 1987 (Cwlth).

Such principles are also outlined in Basketball Victoria’s Member Protection By-laws. A process or resource will be provided should an individual of the association have his or her rights violated.

Definition
Discrimination means treating someone unfairly because they happen to belong to a particular group of people – such as female, male, ethnic or have a disability.

Discrimination is often the result of prejudice or negative stereotyping based on ignorance, fear or simple naivety.

 SMOKE FREE
Smoking is not permitted within 5 metres of the building.
 OH&S

Melbourne East Basketball Association recognises it's moral and legal responsibility to provide a safe and healthy work environment for employees, contractors, customers and visitors.

Values and Objectives
Melbourne East Basketball Association recognizes that safety is an integral part of our operations.

Occupational Health and Safety considerations are not to be compromised by other business objectives. The safety of our employees, contractors, customers and visitors is of the utmost importance.

Our reputation and viability depend upon our ability to manage our operations safely.

Melbourne East Basketball’s approach to safety is based upon consultation, learning and continual improvement. Our objectives are to;
-         - Provide a safe workplace and safe systems of work.
-         - Promote the active identification, assessment and control of workplace risk.
-         - Ensure compliance with legislation, contractual requirement and current industry standards.
-         -  Be an industry leader in occupational health and safety
-         - Provide information, instruction, training and supervision to employees, contractors and customers to ensure their safety. This includes ensuring that they understand that they must adhere to Melbourne East Basketball’s policy, procedures, safety rules and safe work methods
-         - Provide a structured Injury Management and Rehabilitation program to injured employees to assist rehabilitation and return to work
-         - Ensuring that all work activities are carried out by competent, suitably trained people
-         - Systematically audit and continuously improve OH&S performance

Responsibilities
Health and Safety responsibility and accountability rests with every employee.

Management is responsible for:
-         - The provision and maintenance of the workplace in a safe condition for employees, contractors, customers and visitors
-         - Involvement in the development, promotion and implementation of health, safety and environmental policies and procedures
-         - Training employees in the safe performance of their assigned tasks
-         - The provision of resources to meet the health and safety commitment

Employees are to:
-         - Follow all health and safety policies and procedures
-         - Report all known or observed hazards to their immediate supervisor or manager
-         - Report immediately any work related injury to management

Application of the policy
This policy is applicable to all Melbourne East Basketball operations and functions including those that may take place off-site (e.g. outside venues).

Consultation
Melbourne East Basketball is committed to consultation and cooperation between management and employees. Melbourne East Basketball encourages consultation with any employee that can positively affect the safety of the workplace for any employee, contractors, customers and visitors.


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