RGS Worcester Boat Club: SAFETY
DO YOU KNOW THE THREE RULES FOR ROWING SAFELY ON THE SEVERN?
Keep a look-out
Know and follow the rules of the river
Be considerate of other river users
Everyone involved in rowing has a responsibility for safety - their own, their crew mates, other people on the river and even for their coaches' safety. This page explains the safety guidelines we work to. All rowers are expected to have read and understood the Safety on the Severn guidance and know and understand the two maps relating to River Severn Safety.
If anyone has concerns or queries regarding safety please contact the Head of Rowing, Mrs Jane Sullivan, email@example.com
There's more advice on your personal health and safety in The Rowing Handbook - see Chapter 10 Stay Healthy for Rowing schoolweb.rgsw.org.uk/Resources/Co-Curricular%20%5BFy%5D/Sport%20%5BF2xa%5D/Rowing%20%5BFaot%5D/Rowing%20Handbook%202020%20%5BFbt7%5D/Stay%20healthy%20for%20rowing%20.pdf
RGS Worcester Boat Club is affiliated to British Rowing and follows the RowSafe Guidelines. You can read these guidelines in full via this link: www.britishrowing.org/about-us/policies-guidance/rowsafe/
Safety on the Severn
ALL of the watersports clubs along the stretch of river from Bevere to Diglis work to these guidelines. ALL rowers and coaches at RGS are expected to have read this document and understand its safety guidance.
READ THIS! Safety on the Severn.pdf
Maps of the River Severn
The maps below are a guide to circulation patterns for rowers and canoeists. Please take some time to study these and learn which part of the river will be busy with other watersports users.
Remember: everyone has an equal right to use and enjoy the river.
Don't let this happen to you...
HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU LOOK?