RugbySafe Essential Guides & Resources

The RugbySafe Essential Guides provide information on player welfare and safety related topics and frequently asked questions.

Important Notice: Any advice provided by the RFU in relation to specific injuries, illnesses or disabilities is only general advice and it should not be used as a substitute for the individual advice patients receive when they consult their own doctor. Individuals are advised to consult their own General Practitioner or Hospital Consultant for specific advice on their condition and/or fitness to train for or play rugby.

It is important to be aware of what clothing is acceptable for rugby activity, how clothing needs to comply with World Rugby (WR) regulations and that there are some banned items.

Clothing for Rugby includes information on:

  • Base Layers
  • Gloves and Mitts
  • Headscarves
  • Religious head-dress

Footwear for Rugby includes information on:

  • Boots
  • Studies and Blades

Glasses and eyewear includes information on:

  • Glasses and eyewear

It is important to be aware of what protective equipment is allowed to be worn during any rugby activity. The Protective Equipment Essential Guide provides information on what protective equipment is allowed, the World Ruby compliance regulation and any specifically banned items.

Protective Equipment includes information on:

  • Face Masks
  • Headguards
  • Mouthguards
  • Shoulder Pads
  • Shinguards
  • Women’s Protective Equipment
  • Sports Googles

Information and guidance on participating in rugby with any of the following medical conditions.

Medical Conditions General

Medical Conditions General

Asthma

Asthma

Bleeding Disorders

Bleeding Disorders

Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy

Concussion

Concussion

Dental Trauma

Dental Trauma

Diabetes

Diabetes

Down’s Syndrome

Down’s Syndrome

Epilepsy

Epilepsy

Hearing Aids

Hearing Aids

Prosthetic Limbs

Prosthetic Limbs

Skin Abrasions

Skin Abrasions

The First Aid and Treatment Essential Guide provides information and advice on the use of some general first aid treatments including:

  • Administration of Drugs
  • Heat Treatment
  • Ice Treatment
  • Petroleum Jelly/Vaseline

Information and guidance on first aid provision, management and equipment that clubs, schools, colleges and universities should consider having in place including

  • First Aid Kit Contents
  • First Aid Room Facilities
  • Stretchers, Spinal Boards and Scoops
  • Automated External Defibrillators
  • Emergency First Aid in Rugby Union Course
  • First Aid Provision
  • Insurance Cover
  • Record Keeping
  • Serious Injury


RUGBYSAFE RESOURCES

All the RugbySafe resources are in one place!

The following are all key information and template documents that can be used by clubs, schools, colleges and universities when putting plans and provisions in place to ensure a safe playing environment.

First Aid Risk Assessment Incident Injury Form Medical Emergency Action Plan First Aid & Immediate Care – Roles and Training Health Care Professional & Allied HCP Descriptors Minimum Operating Standards – First Aid & immediate Care Provision U19’s Concussion Management Guidelines Adult Concussion Management Guidelines