News for Safety & Child Welfare Officers

Did you know that 90 per cent of all collisions and near-misses involving rowing boats could have been avoided if the crews involved had been keeping a proper look-out? Please share our advice for keeping a good look out at your club, including a fantastic series of posters from the Thames Region and PLA.

Wild swimming is becoming increasingly popular in the UK, and may well have implications for your club’s rowers. Here are our top tips for reducing the risk at your club: www.britishrowing.org/news/2014/july/28/safety-and-wild-swimming.

It’s also a good time to remind your club members about the risks of water-borne infectious diseases, including the minimum standards to be adopted at your club. See RowSafe 5.3 for more detailed information.

Do you want to update your Safeguarding skills from the comfort of your home? British Rowing, via award-winning online training provider Educare, has three online Safeguarding courses available for our clubs: Child Protection Awareness in Sport and Active Leisure, Safer Recruitment and Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults. To find out more about the courses, or to access the course online, visit www.britishrowing.org/education-training/coaching/educare.

JAN 2015 UPDATE: Please note that British Rowing is no longer offering Educare courses.

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