Recruiting Coaches Leaders or Instructors
All snowsports clubs looking to offer coaching, leading or instruction to their members must ensure they only use personnel that are qualified, licensed and insured to operate in the UK.
Please note that the use of unqualified, unlicensed or uninsured persons will render the clubs liability insurances void should an incident occur that gives rise to a claim.
As a minimum, coaches leaders or instructors must be able to provide evidence that they hold professional indemnity insurance cover for the work that they are being engaged to undertake.
Professional indemnity cover protects the coach, leader or instructor against any claims arising as a direct result of their coaching, leading or instructing work (whether paid or voluntary).
Note: Professional indemnity cover held by these coaches leaders or instructors is only valid if:-
- The coach, leader or instructor is a current member of their NGB or another internationally recognised awarding body or professional association
- Their license is current and up to date
- They are operating within the remit of their award
Clubs are strongly advised to check the credentials of everyone they engage EVERY year and ensure they deploy them to work at the right level, in the right environment and with the right trainees or members for their current qualification.
If clubs use a coach leader or instructor that DO NOT MEET all three of the above criteria that individual will be uninsured and any claims would have fallen initially to the coach will be escalated to the contracting club and its committee members.
Please note that any person s working within a club environment with U18's must be a member of the PVG Scheme. It is the responsibility of the club to ensure all coaches, leaders and instructors are PVG scheme approved.