Can I row today? - Safety and requirements for oarsmen and coxes. These are important and you should read them.
Reporting Accidents and near-misses: why it matters and how to do it.
If you are planning to go out on the water in a club launch, then you must:
- have a full rowing membership, or a coach membership;
- be capable of swimming;
- comply with the safety lights and fog rules (unless assessing light status as a safety check);
- comply with the night boating rules;
- wear a lifejacket;
- have RYA level 2 motor boat licence;
- be on the club list of boat users;
- be using the launch in accordance with the Rowing Sub-committee's rules on fuel useage; and
- carry a radio (and know how to use it).
In the clubhouse the safety points to consider are:
- juniors may not use the gym equipment unsupervised by an adult;
- seniors are advised against using weights equipment alone;
- gym equipment should have the weights removed and be packed away and wiped down after use;
- blisters are not an accident in rowing: tape is available from the canteen/bar: the first aid kit is for accidents only;
- fire escapes are the front door and side door; and
- care should be taken on landing stages in icy weather. There is sand by the side steps which can be used for grip on the landing stages etc.