WKO - Basic

Event Medical Cover

Ringsports Amateur &

Professional Events:

Light Contact Rules Only Event

For such rules as Amateur:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Event Type: Tournament or Gala

There will be a minimum of 2 qualified advanced first aid staff in attendance at the event at ring-side while competition is occurring in the ring.

Advanced first aid staff will supply and be trained in the use of all equipment necessary for treatment of an injured fighter which must include, but not limited to:

  • AED Defibrillator 

  • Supply of Oxygen and clearing of Airways

  • Entonox administration

  • Spinal Mobilisation Backboard – Stretcher

  • Neck Collar

  • Resuscitation Equipment

 

All advanced first aid staff must have up-to-date training and knowledge of how to identify and respond to respiratory and cardiac arrest symptoms, including CPR.

All advanced first aid staff must remain at the building at all times and until ALL Fighters have been checked after their bouts and confirmed OK.

For light contact only events a Doctor or Ambulance are NOT mandatory but are highly recommended.

  • WKO Shall hold copies of Insurance occupational competence certificates and up to date CPD of all approved WKO Advanced First Aiders

  • WKO shall also issue WKO ID card for approved Advanced First Aiders 

 

LIGHT CONTACT type rules do not require pre-fight medicals.

 

As such Coaches/Parents/Guardians/Fighters of light contact rules have the sole responsibility in regards to only ENTERING an event/bout if they are FIT TO FIGHT.

 

IF YOU ARE NOT FIT TO FIGHT, DO NOT FIGHT!

Full Contact Rules Events.

For such rules as both Amateur & Professional:

Event Type: Tournament or Gala

All FULL CONTACT type rules must have pre-fight medical checks.

  • Pre-fight Medicals must be conducted on WKO Pre-Fight medical forms

  • Can be completed by Advanced First Aiders in the presence and supervision of a Paramedic/EMT or Ringside Doctor.

  • A Ringside Doctor or Paramedic/EMT can complete a Pre-fight medical unassisted.

Pre-fight Medicals can only be carried out by WKO Approved Advanced First Aider, Ringside Doctor or Paramedic/EMT.

Should a fighter fail their Pre-Fight Medical the WKO Approved Ringside Doctor/Paramedic or EMT that deemed the fighter unfit to fight has the final say. The decision is final, must be respected and upheld BY ALL CONCERNED.

WKO Approved Ringside Doctor (Mandatory)

A Fully Licenced Doctor with experience of Accident & Emergency treatment and trauma.

  • A minimum of one Doctor ringside is required at all times during bouts. Two are recommended but not mandatory. (In the case of a fighter requiring medical attention back stage which would allow the event to continue, as no bouts can continue unless a Doctor is ringside.)

  • Ringside Doctor should position themselves where they have access to the ring steps to allow for quick and swift access to the ring, should it be required.

  • A bout under Full Contact Rules may not commence unless a Doctor is in attendance at ringside.

  • Ringside Doctor shall be prepared to assist if any serious emergency arises, and shall render temporary or emergency care for cuts and minor injuries sustained by any fighter.

  • The Ringside Doctor shall not leave the arena until ALL Fighters have been checked after their bouts and confirmed OK.

  • A General Practitioner (GP) type Doctor is NOT sufficient. It is mandatory for Ringside Doctors to have experience around trauma/A&E.

  • WKO Shall hold copies of Insurance occupation competence and up to date CPD of all approved WKO Ringside Doctors.

  • WKO shall also issue WKO ID card for approved Ringside Doctors.

 

Additional mandatory requirements for all bouts under Full Contact rules to include:

WKO Approved Paramedic & Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

In addition to the above, a minimum of one fully qualified, insured and licenced Paramedic & one fully qualified, insured and licenced Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) must be in attendance.

 

They must be ringside whilst all bouts commence and must remain until all bouts are finished.

Paramedics/EMT crew will supply and be trained in the use all equipment necessary for treatment of an injured fighter which must include, but not limited to:

  • AED Defibrillator

  • Supply of Oxygen & Clear Airways

  • Entonox administration

  • Spinal mobilisation Backboard – Stretcher

  • Neck Collar

  • Resuscitation Equipment

 

They shall be prepared to work alongside and assist the Rinsgide Doctor.

All Paramedic Staff must remain at the building at all times and until ALL Fighters have been checked after their bouts and confirmed OK.

  • WKO Shall hold copies of Insurance occupation competence and up to date CPD of all approved WKO Ringside Paramedic & EMT

  • WKO shall also issue WKO ID card for approved Ringside Paramedic & EMT

(In addition, but not mandatory, event organisers may wish hire a team of Advanced First aid staff to support the Doctor, Paramedic & EMT staff at Full Contact rules events.)

 

Also a mandatory requirement:

Front Line/High Top Ambulance

A fully insured and licenced front line/high top type Ambulance must also be in attendance which must be fully stocked to support the needs of the Paramedic, EMT and Doctor.

This must be onsite at all times located to the closest exit of the venue for swift access when needed.

Should any fighter, spectator or official need to be transported to the nearest hospital NO BOUT MAY COMMENCE until it or another suitable Ambulance has returned to the venue.

ALL Ambulance Paramedic Staff must remain at the building at all times and until ALL Fighters have been checked after their bouts and confirmed OK.

In addition:

 

All records for approved Advanced First Aid staff, Paramedic, EMT or Doctor shall be stored inline with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) guidelines. These will only be submitted/made available when legally requested.

 

It is the EVENT ORGANISER'S responsibility for the hire and payment of all ringside medical personnel, equipment and ambulance required.

 

WKO will only permit a show to be sanctioned through WKO if all medical personnel etc are WKO APPROVED and in attendance as agreed.

Event organisers must complete and return the WKO Promoter Contract agreeing to the terms and conditions. It is the event organiser's responsibility to ensure that they have read and fully understand the WKO RULES and TERMS & CONDITIONS. 

 

Should anything not be in attendance which is mandatory/required and has been agreed within the WKO Promoter Contract or stipulated within WKO rules, then the event shall cease to be a WKO Sanctioned Event. 

 

Upon which all WKO staff shall leave the event and NO refunds shall be issued.

It is the event organiser's responsibility to adhere to and ensure the above rules and terms and conditions are enforced at their event. 

Summary:

Amateur Light Contact Only Rules event: -  

 

  • TWO WKO Approved, Fully Qualified and Insured Advanced First-Aider's are required

 

An Ambulance is not required although it is a recommendation to have one.

Amateur & Professional Full Contact Rules: -

The minimum MANDATORY requirement is:

  • ONE Front line/High Top Ambulance (Fully stocked and insured)

  • ONE  Paramedic (WKO Approved,Qualified & Insured)

  • ONE Emergency Medical Technician (EMT/Driver) (WKO Approved,Qualified & Insured)

  • ONE Ringside Doctor (WKO Approved,Qualified & Insured)

 

Also Recommended but NOT mandatory:

  • One or Two Advanced First Aider (WKO Approved, Qualified & Insured)

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Sunday

10.00am 4.00pm

 

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Swinton

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