Safety is paramount and we follow the advice in Rowsafe published by British Rowing. The Club has a Safety Officer who provides information, education and training about safety, including practical training on how to avoid a capsize and what to do if one occurs.
Every session is supervised by a Responsible Person who ensures that rowers take out the right boat to suit their abilities and the weather conditions.
Coaches and trained volunteers are there to ensure safe lifting and launch of boats and help is at hand on the rare occasions that rowers get into difficulties. Lifejackets and buoyancy aids are used where appropriate. And all rowers take dry bags with them, and also a mobile, so that they can report if they or other members need assistance.
Individuals are expected to take responsibility to find out about and learn about safety and put the Club rules and procedures into practice.