The Australian Rugby Union (ARU) has established the following Serious Injury Protocol and Report for all use by all Rugby Bodies - Clubs, Schools and Unions who participate in the game of Rugby.
A Serious Injury Report must be completed for the following match or training related injuries:
It is the responsibility of the team coach, manager, or designated club nominee to accurately record details on the Serious Injury Report and e-mail or fax within 48 hours of the time of the incident to the ARU and their State Union.
Serious Injury Reporting allows for the accurate gathering of serious injury data within Rugby. The completion of these reports provides valuable information in relation to the nature, cause, and extent of serious injuries in the game, and allows the ARU to provide strategies to reduce the impact of injuries and improve the management of injuries in the game.
The protocol is to be followed In the event of a serious injury to a player's head or neck (ie: suspected spinal injury) or fatality is as below:
ARU Serious Injury Case Manager
The Australian Rugby Union (ARU) has appointed a Serious Injury Case Manager (SICM) to assist in managing traumatic injuries. The SICM is your first point of contact in the event of a serious injury to a player's head or neck (ie: suspected spinal injury) or fatality and will provide a link between the club/school and the Australian Rugby Union (ARU).
State Union Responsibilities
Download the ARU Serious Injury Report and Protocol below.
Serious Injury Report and Protocol - online version (word - 210 kb)
Serious Injury Report and Protocol (pdf - 431 kb)
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