Following a recent incident where a hammer thrown from a well maintained cage, carried 6 lanes of a track and caused a minor injury to a spectating athlete; UK Athletics (UKA) has produced new guidance for the safe management of hammer and discus throwing. The guidance is applicable to both training and competition situations, and should be implemented immediately.
All coaches should read the NEW throws safety guidance in detail and ensure that the guidance is followed for all future training sessions that involve throws activity. You can download the guidance by clicking the link below:
UKA Throws Safety Guidance – June 2018
UK Facilities and Health & Safety Manager