SAFETY FOR OBSTACLE SPORTS
SAFETY FOR ATHLETES
Safety of athletes, spectators, staff, volunteers and all people involved with Obstacle Sports, disciplines, events and races is of the utmost importance for the continued growth and development of the sport.
OBSTACLE SAFETY STANDARDS
World Obstacle is committed to developing safety standards ensuring design, build, structural integrity, use, maintenance and procedures meet a minimum standard. World Obstacle is a member of ASTM International, an organization responsible for global safety standards, Committee F24, sub-committee F24.61 and the working group for land-based obstacles ASTM WK54714. This working group provides guidelines for design, construction, operation, inspection, and maintenance of obstacle courses by designers, owners, builders, and operators. We work closely with international brands and organizations, including Tough Mudder, Spartan Race, The ATS Team (Ninja Warrior), Urban Sky and Med Prep Group.
EVENT OPERATIONAL / MEDICAL SAFETY
In addition to the ASTM International Standard being developed for obstacles, World Obstaclehas standards and guidelines for event producers and race directors. These are available for brand partners and local organising committees producing sanctioned and approved events with or for World Obstacle.
The health, wellness and medical safety of athletes are of paramount importance for Obstacle Sports. The Medical Commission is responsible for establishing conditions at World Obstacle sanctioned competitions, which ensure the health and safety of all participants. They control Anti-doping policies and activities of World Obstacle and ensure that World Obstacle complies with the World Anti-Doping Agency code and the IOC and World Obstacle anti-doping rules. The World Obstacle Athlete Development Committee is a working group of the Athletes Commission and is responsible for coaching, training and coach certification. The committee works with the Medical Commission to ensure the health and wellness of Junior, Youth and Adult athletes.
Safety in the competition is critical to the continued success and growth of Obstacle Sports. Obstacle.fr has developed a guide for safe negotiation of obstacles in a race En course à obstacles PRIORITÉ SÉCURITÉ.