Risk assessment for Ashburton Fencing
The Risk Assessment officer for Ashburton Fencing Club
is Mike Smith and there will be other designated
monitors to ensure that the safety guidelines
are adhered to for the safety of everyone
attending a fencing session.
observations and guidelines have been issued to
all club members and new members to ensure that
they aware of them prior to their arrival at the
1. Any member who feels or shows
symptoms of fatigue, fever and irritating coughs are asked to refrain from
attending club sessions until they are cleared of the symptoms in compliance
with the Covid-19 guidelines.
use basic common sense - if you don’t feel well ‘Stay at home!’
All members are encouraged to wash hands and use sanitiser gel/spray/wipes.
3. The discipline of fencing requires
2 combatants to fight with a starting distance of 4 metres. Close quarter
fencing is rarely used and members are asked to refrain from this tactic at
present. Bodily contact is strictly prohibited. As a
normal part of club fencing, protective clothing, including a mask and glove, is
All club equipment will be sanitised - anti-bacterial spray for jackets and
masks and anti-bacterial spray/wipes for sword handles and other equipment.
Where the club provides protective clothing, swords, or other equipment to
members, the members will keep this clothing or equipment for their personal use
only until they no longer attend the club.
5. Younger members are sometimes
brought to the hall by a parent who may stay until their child has finished
fencing. The same rules regarding sanitising hands apply to the parents.
6. All new members and fencing
visitors will be required to provide their address and telephone number for
contact purposes. Non-fencing visitors will provide name and telephone