Injury Reporting

ONLINE INJURY REPORTING FOR A SAFER SPORT

Dear FEI Official,

The FEI has put into place an online person injury reporting system, which is now available for Jumping, Dressage, Para-Dressage, Endurance, Driving, Vaulting and Reining. The system will be extended to Eventing as a second step, planned for 2020.

Online reporting makes it possible for the FEI systems to automatically alert National Federations when one of their athletes is seriously injured at an FEI event. As a result, National Federations will be able to check the athlete’s fitness to compete before entering him or her in another event. In doing so, National Federations can help prevent subsequent accidents and injuries, especially in the case of concussed athletes.

To make the new system work, it is essential that you as FEI Official assigned to FEI Events as Foreign Judge/Ground Jury President or Technical Delegate, diligently and accurately report injuries as follows:

  • Continue to submit your entire event reports as you usually do, however please only use the online system to report injuries;
  • Ensure you have downloaded the person injury report to your device (laptop or tablet) while connected to the Internet if you wish to use it offline during the show. You will then have to be connected to the Internet again to submit it. Kindly note that hard or electronic copies of the person injury report (sent by post, e-mail or fax) will no longer be accepted by the FEI for events taking place after 15 July 2018.
  • You will need to submit one (1) section of the report per injured athlete (NB: you will see that in addition to athletes the online form also covers FEI Officials; please make sure to report any injury sustained by these as well. We will look to extend this report to other categories of persons in the future).
  • You should record all injuries sustained by athletes and FEI Officials during the time of your assignment at the event. Injuries occurring outside competition time (i.e. during training) must therefore be recorded as well. The online form will allow you to indicate at what time the injury occurred.
  • If you have no injury to report, please open the person injury report online and indicate "No" in response to the question "Were any athletes or FEI Officials injured during the show?". This is an important step, as if this information is not recorded, the FEI will have to follow up with you in order to be certain that there was no injury at the event.

Complete guidelines on how to fill in the online person injury report can be found at the following link.

Do not hesitate to contact us at forms@fei.org should you need any technical assistance.

For general enquiries regarding the online person injury reports, please contact Catherine Bollon: catherine.bollon@fei.org.

Thank you for your invaluable help in making our sport safer.