Safety

 

Club Safety Outlook

Does your Club have an Officer specifically appointed with responsibility for Safety?

Does the Club have an Officer specifically appointed with responsibility for the Welfare of Members, especially Children?

Are all Club Trainers of Good Character? 

  • Have they a good Local Knowledge?
  • Are they capable of recognising the Safe Limits of the Local Environs?
  • Are they capable of recognising when Weather Conditions are Unsafe?
  • Are they capable of recognising the limits of the Boats and Equipment?
  • Are they Capable of recognising the limits of the crews under their charge?
  • Do they know how far they can safely push the crews in their charge?
  • Does the club have any members with First Aid/Medical training?
  • Does the Club have a policy on the abilities of its members to swim?
  • Does the club provide swimming lessons?

  • Can/Does the club provide its members with details of locally available swimming lessons?

Does the Club provide its members with lessons/briefings on what to do in the event of an accident, poor weather conditions or Training Alone such as:

  • Boat Capsizing?
  • Boat becoming Swamped?
  • Unsafe Swells when launching/landing?
  • Alternative Landing Sites when the designated Landing site becomes Unsafe?
  • Leaving a record when a crew is out training alone?

Clubs should always place the welfare of their members first!

Success should be measured by:

  • Participation in the Sport of Coastal Rowing!
  • Safety within the Sport of Coastal Rowing!
  • Enjoyment of the Sport of Coastal Rowing!
  • Success is Not Just Winning!
  • Crews and Individuals should never be pushed beyond their limits!

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