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What To Do In The Event Of An Accident Or near miss

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Definitions for the purpose of reporting

  • Accident: An event that results in injury or ill health

  • Near miss: an event not causing harm, but has the potential to cause injury or ill health

  • Hazard - is a dangerous situation or object, which has the potential to cause harm


As part of UK Athletics’ ongoing commitment to provide a safe sport, anyone who has witnessed either an accident or near miss is asked to complete a short online report.

This is done using UKAs online Accident/Near Miss Report Form. The information that you provide will help to prevent future occurrences of similar incidents and also provide an overview of the type and frequency of accidents when they do occur.

Compiling our accident/incident information in this way is useful for many reasons and most significantly helps us to identify any specific issues or trends with regards to accidents or injuries.

To report an accident, incident or near miss, please use UKAs Online Accident / Incident Reporting Form. Click here.

Once completed, you will receive a text version of your accident/incident report via email. Please ensure that you retain a copy for your own records.

Note: If an accident has resulted in serious injury, or a hazard is so serious that it could result in an accident in the immediate future, it is important that these facts are reported immediately to the relevant Facility Operator, Race Director or Local Authority Health & Safety Manager.