Persons under the influence of alcohol or drugs must not compete in axe throwing training or competition.

Risk area
3 m behind the throwing line, 6 m to each side and 15 m behind the targets. If a wall exists behind the targets (at least 2 meters high), the security distance at the rear can be reduced to 5 meters. The distance between each single target (Bulls eye to bulls eye) should be at least 2.5m.

The risk area is to be cordoned off with tape, rope or similar. During the training or competition, the risk area should be determined through optical methods and signs with appropriate messages.

A safety marshal/marshals must patrol the whole cordoned off area while a competition is underway. Only officials and those competing at the time may enter the cordoned off area. Orders of the marshals or referees must be followed. Marshals and referes have the wear an eye catching vest.

All the competitors in each round throw at the same time on a given signal from the referee or announcer. After this signal all throwers have 1 minute to throw. The thrower can be disqualified, if he/she has several overruns of time and at least one warning from the referee. The warning has to be noted by a second official.

When given clearance by the referee, the participants can go up to the targets to removed the axes from the targets.

Outside the throwing area / danger area, the axes must always be kept in their sheaths.

Suitability to participate
Competition and training participants apparently under the influence of alcohol and / or drugs, may not enter the throwing area and can be excluded from the competition or training.

Competition and training participants
Competition and training participants throw at their own risk. A written confirmation is available before the competition and / or the start of training. Participants under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian or a written agreement must be made personally.

Personal equipment
The personal equipment must always be able to throw safely and stand safely. The axe head must always be firmly connected to the handle, this can be done by an additional pin. A loose or wiggling axe head can lead to the exclusion of the axe from competition or training.

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