The British Kendo Association (BKA) recognises and accepts its responsibility, as a ‘martial arts association,’ for the provision of a safe and healthy training environment for all its members.

The BKA will take appropriate actions to meet this responsibility, paying particular attention to the provision and maintenance of:

  • Safe place of training, with safe access & egress
  • Safe systems of training (including the safety of visitors and members of the public)
  • Suitable & sufficient information, instruction, training and supervision
  • Safe equipment
  • Appropriate arrangements for the use, handling, storage and transport of equipment
  • Suitable & sufficient first-aid arrangements
  • Appropriate welfare facilities
  • Consultation, on matters directly affecting members training

The BKA regards Health and Safety as a prime responsibility and will:

  • Appoint competent persons with specific responsibilities
  • Risk assess all activities
  • Maintain documentary evidence relevant to the operations being undertaken

The BKA reminds each member of their personal duty for their own safety, other members and anyone else affected by their act, or omission.Each member must agree to accept and implement the BKA rules and guidance.

This statement will be reviewed annually and be made available to all BKA members.

SIGNED: Donald Gordon (signed on Original)BKA Executive member responsible for Health and Safety

Date: 1 January 2008