SLSA may mandate the use of SLSA approved Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including high visibility vests, lifejackets and/or helmets in its competitions.
Usage of PPE shall either be optional in some events or compulsory, dependent on the event or age categories e.g. high visibility vests in water events, SLSA approved Level 50 Lifejackets and patient helmets in IRBs.
When mandated competitors must wear the prescribed PPE in events and warm up/down etc. or they shall not be permitted to participate at the competition.
Detailed usage of PPE is contained in Section 2 and/or other relevant discipline sections of this Manual.