Your Health & Safety with British Taekwondo

British Taekwondo puts the health and safety of its members as its highest priority. Our objective is for no one to be hurt through participation in Taekwondo.

Taekwondo is a martial art and a full-contact combat sport, and therefore by its very nature there is always a risk of some minor injury. The British Taekwondo Health & Safety Policy and Procedures are based upon eliminating any serious injuries and an on-going commitment to continually work to reduce risks.

British Taekwondo Health & Safety and Procedures

The British Taekwondo Health and Safety Policy and Procedures comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, as issued by the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Whilst not seeking external accreditation or certification, it also complies with the intent and requirements of a Health and Safety Management System under International Standard OHSAS18001:2007.

The British Taekwondo Health and Safety Management System details the processes necessary in order to meet its objectives. This management system should bring many benefits including:

  • Reduced accidents
  • Assure compliance with legislation
  • Continual improvement
  • Improved risk management
  • Increased user satisfaction
  • More efficient use of resources

The British Taekwondo Health and Safety Policy and Procedures contains easy to read, clear and concise guidance for Instructors, Officials, Members and Coaches. Its contents include key issues such as:-

  • H&S Policy Statement
  • Safety Rules
  • Management and Organisation
  • Annual Improvement Plans
  • Risk Assessments for venues and activities
  • First Aid
  • Health
  • Accident Reporting
  • Investigation, Audit and Review


Your Health & Safety Help-Line

If you have any Healthy and Safety problems, concerns or queries please call the British Taekwondo Health and Safety Help-Line or email us.

British Taekwondo Health and Safety Advisor:  Shirley Stapleton 

Help-Line:                                       01623 382020



Health & Safety Consultation

We are always happy to receive feedback on any issues to do with the Health and Safety of our members. Internally we have established a consultative group who regularly discuss feedback or comment on Health and Safety issues or improvements. Feel free to contact our Advisor if you wish you know more (details above).