Safety Advisor

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Establish the standards for safe rowing at DARC
  • Ensure those standards align with those of the national governing body, British Rowing, and other key stakeholders
  • Encourage members to act in a safe manner and that they report any incidents
  • Ensure that the safety performance at DARC is regularly reviewed
  • Ensure that any learning points from events at DARC or elsewhere are used at the club as appropriate

Key Activities

  • Organise regular audits of club facilities, equipment and arrangements
  • Ensure that actions raised during these audits are communicated and completed
  • Keep a record of these audits
  • Ensure the British Rowing “Row Safe Guidelines” is followed and other documentation including Risk Assessments are regularly reviewed
  • Communicate any new information to club members via website, email and safety notice board
  • Ensure appropriate safety training is provided including organising regular swim tests and capsize drills
  • Ensure that the safety features of boats are inspected at appropriate intervals
  • Ensure that safety equipment is inspected and serviced at appropriate intervals
  • Liaise with BR and Northern Rowing Council on safety matters
  • Ensure that the Incident Log is used and incidents are reported accordingly
  • Report on Safety matters to the committee and advise them on appropriate courses of action as necessary
  • Ensure any accidents witnessed or heard about are correctly reported
  • Ensure the club rules and bye-laws are abided by
  • Ensure welfare issues are reported to the Welfare Officer
  • Ensure the Club bye-laws are abided by