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Health and Safety Update – January 2019

By January 14, 2019 No Comments


Please find below an update on Health and Safety.  Members, It’s your responsibility to acknowledge this notice and adhere to them at all times.   

All rowers should:

* be personally responsible regarding fitness for the row

* inform the cox of any injury or health issues

* wear a buoyancy aid when preparing boats

* always work in pairs when preparing boats in the dark

* carry a torch when it is dark

* wear sensible footwear

* dress appropriately for given weather conditions

* wear a personally purchased buoyancy aid if not able to swim 50 metres fully clothed

* adhere to 3 point contact rule when embarking and disembarking

* adhere to one person standing at a time rule

* wear a PFD if bow rower when mooring

* be aware that lightening in the vicinity must precipitate immediate mooring until at least 30 minutes after the last strike

* be aware if the visibility is such that the opposite bank from the pontoon is not visible then it is not safe to depart

* wash hands after rowing or if there has been contact with equipment that has had contact with the water


* a hard copy of the  RBBC 2018 RA is on the notice board.  Please make sure that you are familiar with all points.