Health and Safety Policy

Exeter Rowing Club is strongly committed to encouraging our members to take part, but the health, well-being and safety of each individual is always our paramount concern. We recommend levels of training dependent on age and ability, and expect our junior athletes to participate within these boundaries. To support our Health & Safety policy statement we are committed to the following duties:

  • Undertake regular, recorded risk assessment of the club premises and all activities undertaken by the club.
  • Create a safe environment by putting health & safety measures in place as identified by the assessment.
  • Ensure that all members are given the appropriate level of training and competition by regularly assessing individual ability dependent on age, maturity and development.
  • Ensure that all members are aware of, understand and follow the club’s health & safety policy.
  • Appoint a competent club member to assist with health and safety responsibilities.
  • Ensure that normal operating procedures and emergency operating procedures are in place and known by all members.
  • Provide access to adequate first aid facilities and telephone.
  • Report any injuries or accidents sustained during any club activity or whilst on the club premises.
  • Ensure that the implementation of the policy is reviewed regularly and monitored for effectiveness.


  • Take reasonable care for your own health & safety and that of others who may be affected by what you do or not do.
  • Co-operate with the club on health & safety issues. 15. Correctly use all equipment provided by the club.
  • Not interfere with or misuse anything provided for your health, safety or welfare.

First aid facilities: by Club signing out board, by the bar in the Clubroom, in Maclaine’s shed (training room), inside Club vehicle. These are maintained by EWSA.
Qualified first aiders: Coaches and helpers listed on Club notice board and by signing out board in boathouse.
Survival equipment & throw lines: at rear of boatshed.
Telephones: Clubhouse and coaches’ mobiles.