Welcome to the Hockey Southlands Health and Safety Page

Health and Safety is everyones responsibility and Hockey Southland is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for the hockey community.

We would also like to ensure that Hockey Southlands operations do not place members of the public at risk of injury, illness or property damage. 

We have two venues that we operate in – Gore Hockey Turf and ILT Hockey Turfs Invercargill (run by the ILT Turf Charitable Trust).  

Both venues have accident / incident folders onsite. Gore - TBC; Invercargill - on top of Ice Fridge by the kitchen door in the pavilion.

Please report any health and safety concerns by filling out the appropriate form on the Reporting Forms page on the Health & Safety Tab


Safety Reminder

Hockey Southland wishes to issue a safety reminder to all of it’s Hockey Community. Please ensure that your team including players, coaches, management and supporters leave safely after hockey training or games, particularly in the evenings. Please ensure you leave in groups and people are not left in car parks on their own.

Please stay vigilant for anything out of the normal and report any suspicious behaviour to the Police.


First Aid Kits

Invercargill turfs - located outside the kitchen door on top of the ice fridge

Gore Turf - located on the bench in the pavilion


Defibrillator 

Invercargill Turfs- the nearest one is located at Balmoral Lodge Motel 265 Tay St 03 219-9050. 

Gore Turf - the nearest one is at the Gore Multisport Complex beside the turf  03 208-3846

Please ensure if a defibrillator has to be used that you complete an Accident/Incident form and contact the General Manager 027 516 4011


In the Case of emergency

Invercargill turfs - a key to the ambulance gates at the Camden St entrance to the ILT Hockey Turfs can be got from the emergency box on the wall in the pavilion just along from the ladies toilets.  Smash the front of the box and carefully extract the key.

Gore turf - the ambulance gates will open out fully to allow an ambulance to enter the main walkway to the turf.

THERE WILL BE NO PARKING ALLOWED IN FRONT OF THE AMBULANCE GATES AT EITHER TURF VENUE AND GATES MUST BE KEPT FREE OF OBSTACLES AT ALL TIMES.


In the case of Evacuation

The Health and Safety Officer (or Team H&S reps) will notify the appropriate emergency response via 111 and will direct all persons on-site in an evacuation process and assemble at the designated meeting points.  Before leaving the site the HS Officer/Reps will check all persons have evacuated and compile a register of names before anyone disperses.

The designated meeting points are:

Invercargill - the Camden Street carpark

Gore - Grass area between the turf and the Sport Southland Office


Hockey NZ Concussion Policy

The purpose of the document is to provide an increased awareness of concussion and guidance on the identification and management of concussion.  Concussion (and hockey player welfare in general) is everyone’s responsibility.

Players, parents, coaches and officials need to act in the best interest of hockey player safety and welfare by taking responsibility for the recognition, removal and referral of hockey player to a medical doctor.

Click here to read the policy