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Safety - Clothing And Equipment Standards
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The FeNZ Management Committee believes the FeNZ safety standard should reflect the EEC regulation standards "CEN", adjusted to our needs. The safety record of FeNZ does not warrant a full immediate introduction, so we will have a short lead in time to January 1st 2007 to fully comply, in three steps.

FeNZ recommends fencer's uniforms (jacket, trousers/breaches and plastron), mask and equipment meet the following standards, which are to be applied in FeNZ competitions:

STEP 1:
The safety standards to be in force from January 1, 2005 are:

CE 350 Newton resistance standard (CEN) 350N jacket, plastrons, trousers and mask (bib 350N). Clothing and equipment marked with CE or CEN 1, or CE 350N is known to meet this standard. For 2005 clothing that has the supplier’s approval may also be acceptable.

In FeNZ competitions FIE stamped blades will be required from the last 16 of the direct elimination as per FIE requirements.

Note:
+ All masks must be fitted with safety back straps.
+ For age category events below Cadet (Under 17) and also when both fencers are using none electric weapons (unwired or dummy electric blade excluded), size 3 or less blades, the FIE blade requirement will not apply.
+ Where a fencer has access to the higher standard clothing and equipment it should always be used in preference irrespective of any minimum lower standard requirement.


STEP 2:
The following safety standard to be effective from March 31st 2006:

In all FeNZ competitions FIE stamped blades will be required as per FIE requirements.

For NZ Junior and Senior Championships:
CE 800 Newton resistance standard  (CEN) 800N jacket, plastrons, trousers and mask. Clothing and equipment with CE 800N or CEN 2 meet this standard.

For NZ Under 15, Under 17, and Schools Championships:
CE 350 Newton resistance standard (CEN) 350N jacket, plastrons, trousers and mask (bib 350N). Clothing and equipment marked with CE or CEN 1, or CE 350N meet this standard.

Note:
+ All masks must be fitted with safety back straps.
+ For competitions, excluding all NZ Championships, and NZ Cup events, FIE blade  requirement will not apply where both fencers are using none electric weapons (unwired or dummy electric blade excluded), size 3 or less blades, also the minimum clothing equipment standard will be replaced by CE 1, 350 Newton.
+ Where a fencer has access to the higher standard clothing and equipment it should always be used in preference irrespective of any minimum lower standard requirement.


STEP 3:
The following safety standard to be effective from January 1st 2007:

In all FeNZ competitions FIE stamped blades will be required as per FIE requrements.

For all FeNZ Championships:
CE 800 Newton resistance standard  (CEN) 800N jacket, plastrons, trousers and mask.
Clothing and equipment with CE 800N or CEN 2 meet this standard.

Note:
+ All masks must be fitted with safety back straps.
+ For competitions, excluding all NZ Championships, and NZ Cup events, FIE blade requirement will not apply where both fencers are using none electric weapons (unwired or dummy electric blade excluded), size 3 or less blades, also the CEN 2 (FIE 800N) clothing requirement does not apply and the minimum clothing equipment standard will be replaced by CE 1, 350 Newton.
+ Where a fencer has access to the higher standard clothing and equipment it should always be used in preference irrespective of any minimum lower standard requirement.



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