Track & Field Health and Safety - Online module

This FREE online course should be completed for anyone training to become a Track and Field Athletics Official. The course will need to be completed before a licence can be issued at Level 1.

Duration: The course will typically take around 90 minutes to complete with a multi choice assessment exercise upon competition. Note: To complete the course candidates will need to achieve a pass mark of 75% or above.

Course outcomes

  • Be prepared to operate safely as athlete, coach or official
  • Know who is responsible for health and safety at events and during training sessions
  • Understand the difference between hazard and risk
  • Understand the principles of risk assessment
  • Appreciate the common hazards associated with each discipline
  • Know the specific procedures for safety

Course Content

  • Understanding who is responsible for Health and Safety
  • Hazard and Risks
  • Risk Assessments
  • Accident and Incident Reporting
  • Facilities
  • Long Throws Guidance
  • Programming
  • Safety for Track Events
  • Safety procedures for Starters
  • The Role of a Field Official
  • Safety Procedures for Horizontal Jumps
  • Safety Procedures for Vertical Jumps
  • Safety Procedures for Throws
  • Judging Long Throws
  • Officiating for Hammer and Discus
  • Indoor Events including Sportshall