Recent news reports of the death of a nine-year-old boy who was struck by lightning while playing football in Blackpool have led the BSF to remind the community about its own policy and advice regarding lightning that might occur while softball is being played.

The BSF policy document on this was published a couple of years ago and has since become the basis of the policy and advice adopted by Softball Europe.

The document provides some basic facts and statistics about the occurrence of lightning, some rules to follow when assessing the danger and then a series of safety tips to ensure players are as safe as possible.

The document can be found on the BSF website here.