IMPORTANT: NEW UKA Throws Safety Guidance
Issued: June 2018
Following a recent incident where a hammer thrown from a well maintained cage, carried 6 lanes of a track and caused a minor injury (note; this incident did not happen in Wales); 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 facility providers, coaches and club members 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.
A copy of the guidance can be found here.