MAR Safety Information Plan

 MOLESEY REGATTA SAFETY INFORMATION PLAN

TO ALL CLUB CAPTAINS, MASTERS I/C ROWING AND COACHES, PLEASE READ CAREFULLY AND INSTRUCT YOUR CREWS ACCORDINGLY.

This Safety Plan sets out the procedures to be followed by competitors and officials in the case of accident and emergency. It also provides information on sources of assistance. Molesey Regatta, and all competitors, are required to follow the principles set out in the ARA Code of Practice for Water Safety

Procedures in case of accident or emergency

Accident or emergency on the water

In the event of an accident on the water, the safety boat should be called and its crew will assess what further action is needed. The safety boat is on the Regatta radio network and may be contacted through the radios at the start or finish. If the safety boat is not immediately available, the nearest umpire should direct safety operations until he/she is satisfied that the safety boat has the matter in hand.

People involved with an incident must bear in mind the location to which the injured are put ashore so that an ambulance can get to them. Ideally, the boating rafts at the finish are the best location to put injured ashore as the ambulance will be based near there. If it is necessary to put the casualty ashore at any other location it may take longer for an ambulance to arrive.

Accident or emergency ashore

Accidents and emergencies should be dealt with by the St John’s Ambulance service who are situated at the finish.

Sources of assistance

Telephone                                                          A mobile phone to call emergency services on 999 will be available at Regatta Control

First Aid                                                                St John’s Ambulance have a First Aid post stationed in the South East corner of the enclosure

Safety Launch                                                    Will be stationed along the course and will be on the Regatta radio network

Regatta Control                                                 Located near the finish, will co-ordinate all aspects of the Regatta, and must be informed of any incident concerning safety and is on the Regatta radio network. Pat Sinnott, the Regatta Safety Adviser, must also be informed of any incident

WHILE EVERY EFFORT HAS BEEN MADE AND CARE HAS BEEN TAKEN IN THE ORGANISATION OF THE REGATTA, THE REGATTA ORGANISING COMMITTEE DOES NOT ACCEPT ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE TO PERSONAL PROPERTY OR PERSONAL INJURY SUSTAINED AT THE REGATTA                                                                         Reviewed 18 June 2018