Safety

Rowing and sculling are outdoor activities so it is important to recognise that contending with difficult weather conditions, other water users and using different waterways is all part of the sport. 

Please remember that your club and committee are responsible for ensuring that rowing activity at your club is conducted in accordance with good practice. Ensure all your individual members whether they be rowers, coaches or other volunteers are aware of their individual responsibility for safety on each and every occasion when they go out on the water.

British Rowing has developed RowSafe which provides clubs and individuals with guidance on a wide range of safety topics, education and training. Your club can use this as a basis to develop safe practices and tailor them to your specific programme of activity on your local waterway.

For the clubs’ and the regions’ Rowing Safety Advisers there is a forum on RowHow, our online training resource, where you can discuss issues with people from other clubs and share problems and best practice. The Online Learning section in Rowhow also has a module on Safety Basics that all British Rowing members can access.

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Club Safety Audit

The Club Safety Audit is a recognised part of each club's affiliation and is annually launched in October for online submission.

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Incident Reporting

Although rowing is a very safe sport, sometimes incidents occur.

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