News // 12.06.2019

Our Commitment to Safety


At Whistle Punks, we never compromise on safety, ensuring it is at the core of everything we do.

Whether it’s our top-notch instructor’s training or the state-of-the-art equipment we use, we’re always looking to ensure axe throwing safety is our priority and our experience is as safe as possible.

That’s why RoSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) & TESS (The Events Safety Shop) have endorsed us for having excellent safety practices.

Slinging axes can be extremely dangerous, especially when the correct precautions and axe throwing techniques aren’t in place, which is why we have a thorough safety process in place, with every session beginning with a detailed safety briefing.

This article will outline the axe throwing safety precautions that we have in place, ensuring the safety of everyone involved.


Each lane is supervised by a qualified instructor at all times, with only two players per throwing lane ever allowed at a time. 

Our instructors teach players to throw properly and avoid throwing in ways that could cause an axe to come back at them, instructing you on how to perfect your axe throwing technique, meaning you’ll be safely hitting bullseyes in no time.

Each instructor is highly trained and regularly assessed to ensure all guest experiences follow our safety guidelines, ensuring our high safety standards are always upheld.

Axe Design

Our attention to detail goes beyond what is seen on the day of your axe throwing experience, with a lot of behind-the-scenes care and detail allowing us to maintain our industry-leading axe throwing safety standards.

We have carefully constructed a state-of-the-art axe, perfect for ensuring you can hit the perfect shot while ensuring the safety of everyone involved. 

Whistle Punks use axes with a wooden handle. This is because our experience has taught us that wooden-handled axes will bounce far less than their rubber-coated counterparts.

Lane Design

As well as our specially designed axes, the matting on the floor of our lanes have been handpicked and extensively tested, ensuring it absorbs as much of the force as possible and reduces the risk of an axe making its way back at you.

We also have shock absorbers above our targets that catch axes and prevent them from rebounding from a height.

Trust The Professionals

As professionals in our industry and one of the first to deliver urban axe throwing experiences, you can be assured that axe throwing safety is at the forefront of our minds at all times.

You can be confident that when attending a Whistle Punks activity centre, you can enjoy a relaxing and entertaining experience like no other and that all the proper precautions are in place to ensure the safety of our customers, staff, and anyone entering our facilities.

Are you interested in booking your axe throwing experience? You can either; book your session online now or contact our team for more information, including details for corporate or large-group bookings.

Words: Staff Writer

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