Safety First

Safety is everyone’s concern and all who participate in athletics, whether competitor, official, organiser, coach, teacher or parent, must be safety conscious. All involved in athletics meetings and training sessions, whether at Surrey Park or other venues, should be familiar with the Athletics Southland safety policy and safety guidelines.

Outside of organised meets, athletics is an individual sport with athletes often training by themselves or in small groups. This puts the emphasis on individuals to look after themselves and each other when training. So individuals must also be aware of the safety issues.

Remember too, Surrey Park and most athletic grounds, including school grounds, are used by the general public for recreation and training. Athletes and groups training MUST be aware of others in the area, particularly children, who may not appreciate the potential dangers.

The safety requirements here cover both Surrey Park and outside venues and should also be observed by schools using their own grounds.

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