British Powerlifting is unequivocal in its opposition to drugs in sport and strictly adheres to the IPF and the WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) code. All international lifters are required to register with the IPF and are included in their Out of Competition Testing Pool. In addition, competitors for British Championships are required to complete a 'whereabouts' form, as part of our new online application process, to enable OOC in the time period preceding the championships.
British Powerlifting is the only UK powerlifting organisation to have WADA approved drug testing independently carried out.
Click on the link to view our Anti-Doping Policy
In 2017 we conducted almost 140 anti-doping tests, all at our own expense. Please follow the link to view our Testing Regime Summaries listed by year.
Anti-Doping Links and Athlete Resources
As a responsible athlete you must ensure that all medications that you are taking do not contravene anti-doping rules.
Please use the Global DRO and Informed Sport website to check the status of your branded medications and supplements. Follow the various links below to learn more about anti-doping in sport.
Global Drug Reference Online
Global DRO provides athletes and support personnel with information about the prohibited status of specific substances under the rules of sport based on the current World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List, for products sold in the United Kingdom, Canada, Japan, United States and Australia. The system has the ability to check the status of branded medications and individual active ingredients as well as providing every search with a unique reference number for your records.
The Global DRO website can not be used to check supplements and It is estimated that supplements are the biggest cause of inadvertent doping in the UK.
For this reason we advise all athletes to avoid the use of Supplements. However should you choose to take supplements you can minimize your risk by only taking products that have been batch tested by informed sport.
Find out more about Informed Sport here..
Join our Anti-Doping Team
If you are passionate about keeping Powerlifting 'Drug Free', please consider joining our Anti-Doping Team by becoming a UKAD 'Accredited Anti-Doping Advisor'.
As an (UKAD) Accredited Advisor you play an essential role in informing athletes and their athlete support personnel (ASP) about the values of clean sport and important anti-doping information.
The programme is a free step-by-step learning module which explains the role of the Advisor, the principles of clean sport and all the essential anti-doping information Advisors need for the role.
UKAD Accredited Anti-Doping Advisors
Our UKAD accredited anti-doping advisors are listed below to give all members an additional point of contact within the organisation for anti-doping advice.
To be added to our register of advisors, please forward the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Full Name
- Anti-Doping Certificate
- Home Nation/Region/Division
- Contact Email Address
Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUE)
'Therapeutic Use Exemptions' allow some athletes to legitimately compete whilst taking medication ordinarily banned under WADA rules.
More information can be found regarding this in the following WADA documents..
Any British Powerlifting Member that wishes to have a TUE claim considered must submit a completed TUE form directly to British Powerlifting using the email address below.
Please follow the link to download a 'Therapeutic Use Exemption Form' .
N.B. British Powerlifting Members must submit TUE forms directly to British Powerlifting.
If you have concerns about the behaviour of individuals, or have specific information regarding the use of prohibited substances, please let us know using the contact form below.
Our reporting form is anonymous, however for information to be considered credible and to allow for proper investigation, contact details should be included. The identity of those who submit information will remain confidential. Any information received will be held in the strictest confidence, and only be shared if necessary with the broader British Powerlifting Doping Control Team, before being escalated when appropriate.
Information received will be used to steer intelligence based testing and make more effective use of the resources allocated for doping control.