A new online form has been create for BF Accident, Injury and Incident reports. Everyone involved in fencing is encouraged to report any such cases, including ‘near misses’, as this vital data helps us to keep our sport as safe as possible.
BF keeps a record of significant medical incidents, accidents or injuries that occur during fencing-related activities eg. during bouts, lessons, drills, warm-ups. Of particular importance are incidents involving weapons as these are unique to fencing. A near miss of a potentially serious injury is also relevant.
In order to improve the reporting process, there is a new online report form available here.
Whatever your role is in fencing (fencers, coaches, parents, club committee members, event organisers, referees etc) we are asking for your help!
Please use this form to send in a report for any accident, injury or near miss, (other than trivial such as minor bruising). We include non-weapon related injuries or incidents, such as sprained ankles or collapse in our data. If in doubt please send it in.
Many thanks to all those who have already taken the time to send information – it is much appreciated as it is impossible to maintain useful data without your help.
Dr Clare Halsted
BF Medical Officer
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