RowSafe

RowSafe provides safety advice to rowers, clubs, events and anyone else who takes part in rowing.

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The purpose of RowSafe is to help people participate in rowing without putting themselves and others at unacceptable risk. It makes clear that everyone is expected to take care of their own safety and the safety of others.

Download the 2017 complete document here.

RowSafe

RowSafe is set out in thirteen chapters, each dealing with a specific topic.  There are hyperlinks to other sections of RowSafe and to other information on the British Rowing website and beyond.

RowSafe can be viewed and downloaded as a single document, or as individual chapters. You can search for specific topics in RowSafe (using ctrl + f) or read each individual chapter.

RowSafe will evolve as we learn from experience  and receive feedback from the rowing community. If you have any feedback regarding RowSafe, or if you have any comments or questions, then please email safety@britishrowing.org. The next revision of RowSafe is due in Spring 2018.

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You can download the separate chapters using the links below.

RowSafe

Chapter 1. Culture and Expectations

Chapter 2. Communication

Chapter 3. Club Safety

Chapter 4. Event Safety

Chapter 5. Competence

Chapter 6. People

Chapter 7. Equipment

Chapter 8. Health

Chapter 9. Topics Covered in Risk Assessments

Chapter 10. Coastal Rowing

Chapter 11. Land Training

Chapter 12. Incident Reporting

Chapter 13. Auditing

Gap Analysis Checklist for Clubs

Download RowSafe in full here.

Download a summary of changes to the April 2017 update to RowSafe.

2016 Safety Incidents

Download a copy of the analysis of safety incidents reported in 2016 to find out how many could have been avoided by safer behaviour.

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Diversity Statement

British Rowing is committed to ensuring that rowing is an accessible and inclusive sport that provides opportunities for enjoyment and achievement at all levels. At its meeting in September 2017, the Board re-stated its commitment to our core values and to making rowing even more accessible and inclusive. Working closely with the Sport Committee, the…

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