Sports Safety is integral in our promotion of a sporting culture among Singaporeans. Formed in July 2007, the Sports Safety Committee is co-chaired by Dr Benedict Tan, Chief of Sport & Exercise Medicine, Changi General Hospital and Mr Muhammad Rostam Bin Umar, Chief Strategy Group, SportSG. The committee comprises representatives from the medical field, sports fraternity as well as the public and private sectors. The committee has put forth a comprehensive report on sports safety standards and systems to be in line with international best practices to improve safety measures and precautions at sports events and facilities, which are practical and applicable to the Singapore sports context. The Sports Safety Committee’s review covered the following key areas:
a) Risk Managementb) Training & Educationc) Water Safetyd) Sudden Cardiac Arrest/Sudden Cardiac Deaths in Sportse) Pre-Participation Screeningf) Heat Injuries In Sportsg) Event Medical Support Planh) Exercise & Training Facilitiesi) Surveillance & Evaluation
In essence, a strong emphasis is placed on personal responsibility and roles of participants, athletes, coaches, sports officials, volunteers and event organisers in various aspects of sports safety.
Invitation to Provide Feedback
Sport Singapore would like to invite your views on the Overview and Recommendations for Sport Safety in Singapore. Please submit your feedback using the form below. You may also submit your feedback via email or mail to the following:
Point of Contact: Lynette Ong
Address: 3 Stadium Drive, Singapore 397630