Staying safe is all about taking care to avoid accidents.
Did you see the hazard spotting quiz in the November/December 2015 issue of Rowing & Reggatta? Take a look at the follow up article posted on our website.
We should all take care of our own, and others’, safety. There are hazards to avoid and we must be prepared to cope if something happens. Safety is all about what we do; it is about the way that we behave.
Accidents can happen when there is a hazard and we do not take care. Sometimes we create our own hazards, like leaving a bag where someone may trip over it or not doing a gate up properly.
Take a look at the Safety Basics online training module; it will help you to think about safety in a structured way.
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Collisions are too common and can cause serious injuries. Help to avoid collisions by keeping a good lookout and making yourself easy to see. Look at the short video on Collision Avoidance.
If you are involved in an incident or even if you just see one then please report it using the Incident Reporting system. This helps us to understand what is happening so that we can provide appropriate advice.
Safety alerts archive
From time to time Safety Alerts are issued to Club Rowing Safety Advisers (CRSAs) to let them know about important safety issues. There is an archive of Safety Alerts and an archive of safety articles from Rowing and Regatta.
You can find further guidance in RowSafe. If you have any questions talk to your Club Rowing Safety Adviser. If you need further advice then contact your Regional Rowing Safety Adviser, or contact the Honorary Rowing Safety Adviser: email@example.com.
Remember to take care and be safe!