At Ultra Events the safety of our participants is our number one priority. We have been organising events since 2009 and have had over 70,000 participants complete our 8 weeks of training and step into the ropes at a huge event.
Taking part in a boxing event should be a safe and enjoyable experience which is why we take every step to safeguard participants and have put a clear and safe medical process in place.
All participants are required to fill in a Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire before they start training and are encouraged to visit their doctor for approval if they have any health concerns. These are then checked and signed off to ensure that any medical conditions have been disclosed and all participants are safe to start training.
During training, participants are weighed regularly to ensure that an accurate weight is recorded. All participants train together for 8 weeks and are matched fairly based on weight, height, fitness and ability. This is to assist coaches in matching participants to ensure safe and fair matches.
On event day all participants undergo a pre and post-bout medical check by an HCPC registered paramedic, these checks are important to ensure that a participant is safe to box and to check them over post-bout. Participants are given comprehensive head injury advice during training and after their bout and handed a head injury card detailing this advice.
At all events we have an HCPC registered paramedic and two Emergency Medical Care Assistants who have a front-line A&E ambulance equipped with life-saving equipment including a full drug kit. A paramedic is stationed ringside at all times during a bout to ensure safety.
When taking part in a UWCB event you are provided with free personal injury insurance cover. This is supplied by Bluefin who insure many of the national governing bodies including England Boxing. This covers you for the 8 weeks of training and the fight night.
To further ensure safety, UWCB have our gloves specifically made with higher density ‘safe spar’ foam. This is based on extensive research and testing and ensures maximum protection for participants. Head guards are required and further reduce impact and help to avoid cuts.
On the day of the event, we provide a qualified and professional referee all of which follow a strict set of rules outlined by UWCB to ensure a safe and fair bout.
Our safety standards are very high and we carry out risk assessments and a series of health and safety checks at all events prior to guests arriving or the event starting. Our events take weeks to plan and we closely monitor every detail to ensure consistent, safe events.
Due to the lack of a recognised governing body, UWCB have taken the decision to regulate ourselves and make our events as safe as possible. Whether you take part in Inverness to Exeter our events follow the same protocols and health and safety procedures.
We care about safety and we care about the amazing, inspiring participants that chose to take part in an Ultra Event. Without them, we would not be able to keep running events and have raised over £22million for Cancer Research UK since 2013.