TO ALL CLUB CAPTAINS, TEACHERS I/C ROWING COACHES AND OFFICIALS, PLEASE READ CAREFULLY AND INSTRUCT YOUR CREWS ACCORDINGLY.
Reviewed June 13th 2017
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 British Rowing guidance “Row Safe” www.britishrowing.org/row-safe, and should also be aware that we have a duty of care to other river users.
Procedures in case of accident or emergency
Accident or emergency on the water
In the event of an incident (accident or emergency on the water), a safety boat should be called and its crew will assess what further action is needed. If a 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. The person in charge of the safety boat (or the umpire if a safety boat has not yet arrived) is the incident controller. The incident controller is responsible for obtaining assistance (sources of assistance are shown below). The incident controller may require racing to be suspended whilst the incident is in progress.
Umpires and safety boats are on the Regatta radio network and may be contacted through the radios at the start or finish. 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 raft at the finish is the best location to put injured ashore as the first aid post is based next to the marquees and an ambulance can be called if needed. Details are shown on the Regatta map.
The location of the boating raft is 51° 24’ 38.5” N 0° 21’ 59” W
Accident or emergency ashore
Accidents and emergencies should be dealt with by contacting the First Aid team, who will call an ambulance if needed.
Sources of assistance
A mobile phone to call emergency services on 999 will be available at Race Control
First Aid Team
A team is located near the marquees. Their function is to provide first aid and deal with minor incidents.
Accident & Emergency
The nearest hospital with an Accident & Emergency Unit is Kingston Hospital, Galsworthy Road, Kingston
Will be stationed along the course and will be on the Regatta radio network. There are two on Saturday and one on Sunday when there is a shortened course.
Race Control is near the finish and is on the Regatta radio network. Race Control and the Regatta Safety Adviser must 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