RoSPA and Sportscover join forces to improve safety in the sport and leisure industry

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) has partnered with Sportscover in a bid to boost quality and safety across the UK’s sport and leisure industry.


RoSPA, the UK’s leading accident prevention charity, and Sportscover, established in 1986 as a worldwide specialist sports and leisure insurer which has an insurance syndicate at Lloyd’s of London, will collaborate on safety campaigns, policy and industry initiatives.


A key focus will be on identifying emerging risks leading to injuries and accidents in the sector to create a better understanding of what is at the root of these problems and how to tackle them.


RoSPA also hopes the partnership will encourage the sport and leisure industry to embrace its ethos of being “as safe as necessary, not as safe as possible”.


Sportscover and Active (Sportscover’s leisure brand) policy holders will benefit from priority access to RoSPA’s risk management information and services, including a helpline offering free water and leisure health and safety advice and support following accidents and deaths, as well as preferential rates on RoSPA consultancy, membership and playground inspections.


David Walker, RoSPA’s leisure safety manager, said: “Sportscover is a trusted name with an expert insight into sport and leisure management in the UK and abroad, which shares RoSPA’s commitment to improving safety.


“We are confident that this partnership will help spread the benefits of good risk management and high quality expertise across the sector with the help of Sportscover’s huge reach of clients, whether it be individual participants, coaches, instructors, facility operators, event organisers or indeed national governing bodies.”


Paul Thomas, business development director at Sportscover, said: “We are delighted to be working with RoSPA. Its name is synonymous with health and safety in the sectors we accommodate through our Sportscover and Active product range.


“We have enjoyed considerable dialogue with RoSPA during the past 18 months and it has become clear that the partnership will be of considerable benefit to both parties and, more importantly, our existing and prospective policyholders. We continue to look forward to assisting RoSPA in their mission to improve safety.”


RoSPA, which has nearly 100 years of expertise, is dedicated to saving lives and reducing injuries by preventing accidents at leisure, at work, on the road, in the home and through safety education.


For more information about RoSPA’s leisure safety work, visit For more information about Sportscover Group, visit:

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