HEALTH & SAFETY AND GOOD PRACTICE FOR ATHLETES

DURING CLUB SESSIONS, ALL ATHLETES MUST BE SUPERVISED BY A QUALIFIED COACH


GENERAL
Report to a coach on arrival
Inform your coach of any illness/injury that may affect your ability to train
Always dress appropriately for the weather conditions
Always wear appropriate footwear, in good condition
Look after your implements and footwear – change spikes regularly and oil them
before inserting them in shoes
Young athletes should never leave training sessions without informing their coach


TRACK
Do not use lane one for warming up
When doing laps, whether warming up, cooling down or training – always run in an
anti-clockwise direction
If you hear someone shouting “track” you need to get out of the way quickly
Be especially cautious when there are throwing groups/athletes in operation –
NEVER CROSS THE IN-FIELD WHEN THROWS ARE IN PROGRESS


ROAD RUNNING
Always wear reflective bibs/clothing after dark
Always know the distance and route of the training run
Never become separated from the running group – inform the person in charge of
the group if you need to stop


JUMPS
Only jump when instructed to do so by the coach in charge
Never cross the runway in front of another athlete


THROWS
Listen to the Health and Safety advice provided by the coach
Only throw and retrieve when instructed to do so by the coach in charge
Only throw within the designated throwing area
THROWING IMPLEMENTS ARE DANGEROUS WHEN IMPROPERLY USED

 

HEALTH & SAFETY AND GOOD PRACTICE FOR COACHES, OFFICIALS AND HELPERS


DURING CLUB SESSIONS, ALL TRAINING GROUPS MUST BE SUPERVISED BY A
QUALIFIED COACH


RISK ASSESSMENT:
Before commencement of any activity, coaches should carry out a risk assessment of the
proposed training area in line with the recommendations made by UKA.


TRACK:
Be aware at all times of other people using the facilities and show consideration to
other coaching groups. In particular:
Do not use lane one for warming up
When doing laps, whether warming up, cooling down or training – always run in an anticlockwise
direction
If you hear someone shouting “track” you need to get out of the way quickly
Coaches of training groups should inform other training groups of their session and
agree which areas they will work in
Be especially cautious when there are throwing groups/athletes in
operation –
NEVER CROSS THE IN-FIELD WHEN THROWS ARE IN PROGRESS


ROAD RUNNING:
Young athletes under the age of 16 years should be supervised during road running
sessions. E.g. Responsible persons at the front and back of the group
Athletes should always wear reflective bibs/clothing after dark
Coaches should know how many athletes are in the group
Athletes should be informed of the route they will follow and the approximate
distance to be covered


JUMPS:
Sandpit should be dug over before use and raked between jumps
Cone (or person) to be placed in front of take-off boards when the pit is being raked
Boards need to be flush with the runway
Keep clear of the runway when athletes are preparing to jump
Use only undamaged poles of the correct specification for the athlete


THROWS:
Ensure athletes are made aware of the dangers and safety procedures involved in
throwing events
Inform other training groups of the throwing areas in use
Boundaries/sectors should always be appropriately identified during club sessions