BC Athletics JD Manual


4.1 Medical Requirements
4.2 Safety Requirements

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Please Note: Medical and safety personnel must be trained in sports medicine in order to comply with BC Athletics regulations.

Contact your local Sports Medicine Council for more information.

St. John Ambulance personnel trained in sports medicine or someone with equal qualifications must be in attendance at all times during the competition.

A physiotherapist should also be in attendance.

A doctor trained in sports medicine is not required but it is a definite advantage to have one present during the meet.

A separate medical room or area is to be set up for the athletes. This should be located near the finish line or on the infield and be visible to the track.

Ice and emergency medical supplies (full medical emergency kit) should be available at all times.

Water must be available at all track and field marshaling areas, at field events, and at the finish line.


BC Athletics, Athletics Canada, and IAAF safety rules and regulations must apply at this meet.

Emergency transportation (cars or ambulance) must be available at all times.

All throwing events must be clearly marked and roped off if possible to ensure that athletes or spectators don't wander into these areas by mistake.

Equipment is to be inspected for safety before each event by the officials at that event.

Field events should be located far enough away from other events so that areas do not conflict.

Long jump and triple jump pits must be dug, raked, and checked for foreign objects. Approaches are to be swept clean and jump lines are to be clearly marked.

High jump approaches are to be swept clean.

The track is to be checked and cleared of debris.

Insurance is provided for any volunteer or registered member (official, coach, associate) of BC Athletics under the BC Athletics insurance policy.

Athletes are covered by the insurance provided through their individual membership with BC Athletics.

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