Last updated: 03.01.2023

BF’s Medical Officer, Dr Clare Halsted

The MO’s responsibilities include collating and reporting on injury reports; ensuring appropriate levels of first aid cover for BF competitions; public health issues related to fencing activities in the UK; providing advice on fencing with certain medical conditions; liaising with MOs from other sports. The MO is a member of the BF Medical Committee, the BF Safety Committee and reports to the CEO.


Accident, Injury or ‘Near Miss’ Reporting

Keeping records of fencing-related accidents, injuries and near misses contributes to the regular assessments done by the Medical Committee and the Safety Committee.

Injuries or near misses to do with weapons or protective clothing are especially important but all reports are helpful.

The Accident and Injury Report Form can be completed online here. Please complete as much information as possible.

Your report will be dealt with in confidence by a member of the BF Medical Committee and anonymised data will be passed onto the Safety Committee.

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