IMPLEMENTS & COMPETITION EQUIPMENT
SECTION 1. APPROVAL
OF IMPLEMENTS & COMPETITION EQUIPMENT.
certified implements may be used at all international competitions
(See IAAF Rule 187.1 & 12.1).
1.2 IAAF may,
on application by any manufacturer or supplier, and, subject to such
tests and certification which IAAF at its discretion require, grant a
Certificate of Approval of implement or competition equipment in the
terms hereinafter described and with such conditions or time
limitations as are deemed by IAAF to be appropriate.
1.3 All costs
associated with the implement or competition equipment approval
including but not limited to costs of transport of samples, laboratory
tests fees, cost of processing of applications together with a fee to
be set by IAAF will be met by the manufacturer or supplier.
certificate of implement or competition equipment approval will be
valid for more than four years from the date of issue.
Manufacturers or suppliers shall inform IAAF of any proposed changes
which may affect the approval of any approved implement or competition
equipment and shall supply such information as is deemed necessary by
IAAF to IAAF or to any test institute(s) nominated by IAAF for the
purpose of ensuring that the implement or competition equipment still
conforms with IAAF specifications.
1.6 IAAF will
publish a list of all approved products annually showing all
implements and competition equipment approved. This list will be
circulated to all Member Federations and will be available on request
manufacturer or supplier may market an IAAF Certified product as
“Certified by IAAF - certificate number….” The certificate number must
1.8 In the
case where the marketed product is clearly that of another
manufacturer and is identified as such then the approval certificate
issued to that manufacturer could be validly used in the suppliers
catalogue and marketing materials.
Where however the
supplier wishes to market the product under any name or description
other than that of the manufacturer to whom an approval has been given
then a separate and distinct approval is necessary.
equipment and implements will be subject to periodic testing by
federation, area and IAAF technical delegates to verify weights,
accuracy etc. It is envisaged that, following an introductory period,
equipment not in possession of current IAAF Certificate of Approval
may not be used at certain international competitions.
SECTION 2. METHOD OF
application will be on IAAF application forms and will give full
details of the product including materials and technical drawings.
application for implement approval will be accompanied by two samples
of the implement. Each application for competition equipment approval
will be accompanied by detailed technical description and full
technical scale drawings. In the event of subsequent dispute over any
matter concerning implement alleged to be covered by an IAAF implement
certificate these samples and/or drawings will be reference material.
SECTION 3. APPROVAL
3.1 IAAF will
assess and test products according to the IAAF regulations in force.
could, at the applicant’s cost, arrange inspection of equipment and/or
implements at the manufacturer's premises bearing in mind, of course,
that reference samples of implements must be transported to IAAF.
3.3 In the
event of any product failing to meet the required standard the
applicant will be afforded the opportunity of a hearing and of a
further test. All costs will be discharged by the applicant.
3.4 From time
to time IAAF may require the applicant to supply additional samples
for the purpose of monitoring the continuing conformity with the
SECTION 4. CONTROL
AND MONITORING PROCEDURE
4.1 Each item
approved would be allocated a unique approval number, which should be
used in all materials relating to that item and to that item only.
4.2 In any
case where the monitoring procedures indicate that a product
certificate is not longer appropriate to the product, the holder of
the product certificate will be notified and will have the opportunity
within thirty (30) days of the date of the notification to show reason
why the certificate should not be withdrawn by IAAF.
certificates will be valid for four years.
4.4 Any holder
of a product certificate may be required to supply samples for the
purpose of verifying continuing conformity with IAAF regulations.
SECTION 5. ROLE OF
purpose of this system is to ensure compliance with IAAF requirements
for implements and competition equipment and thereby to guarantee the
integrity of the performance. The certificate is not intended as a
implement endorsement beyond one of suitability and acceptability for
competitions under IAAF Rules.
accepts no responsibility or liability for any damage or injuries
caused or alleged to have been caused in any manner whatsoever by any
implement for which an IAAF implement certificate has been issued.
implements for which a current IAAF Certificate of approval exists
will be acceptable in all competitions under IAAF rule 12.1 (a) to
(g). A World Record may not be ratified if implements and competition
equipment used is not covered by a current IAAF Certificate of
SECTION 6. FEES
6.1 The cost
of certification for a track facility has been set as follow:
US$ 500 per type
Landing area US$
Throwing cage US$ 1,000
Uprights US$ 1,000
Hurdles US$ 1000
Steeple barriers US$ 500
Starting block US$ 500
Fixed equipment US$ 250
Cross-bar US$ 100
Other Equipment US$ 50
equipment consists of the take-off board, pole vault box, stop board,
throwing circle and inside kerb.
certification fee covers one model of implement or equipment only.
Different weight, size or name of implements are considered as
different types therefore will require another certificate. Different
colours of the same implement will obviously be identical and no fee
will be charged.