Safety plan

Marlow Regatta complies with the British Rowing’s Row Safe: a guide to good practice in rowing. Competitors and Officials must comply with this guide at all times. These notes are distributed to, and must be read by, every person taking part in the event, whether they be competitors, coaches, organisers, marshals, umpires or safety personnel.

Marlow Regatta complies with the British Rowing’s Row Safe: a guide to good practice in rowing. Competitors and Officials must comply with this guide at all times. These notes are distributed to, and must be read by, every person taking part in the event, whether they be competitors, coaches, organisers, marshals, umpires or safety personnel.

Two Safety Advisers have been appointed, one each for activities on land and water.

The Two Paramedic Units will be in attendance, positioned near the Enclosure and Boathouse. During 2K racing on Saturday, three safety boats will be positioned along the length of the course, a further two positioned in the warm-up lake & one on full duty rotation. No practicing is allowed on the Lake, before, during, or after racing.

In the event of an incident, the casualty should be taken to a Paramedic unit, or their aid should be sought by the fastest route. All Officials will have radios. Officials will always be on duty in the Finish Tower, acting as Timekeepers along the course, in the Registration Tent in the Competitors area, but at times direct contact may be quicker.

In the case of a waterborne incident, every Official will know that it is their first duty to react to a safety issue. Crews must also place the safety of their own members and those of other crews at the top of their priority list. The Safety Boats must be alerted by voice, waving, loud hailer and/or radio and racing stopped until the incident is cleared. Race control is the central command point. Casualties should be brought to the disembarkation raft, where Paramedics will be waiting. In extreme cases, the Paramedic ambulance may take casualties to Wexham Park Hospital, Post Code: SL2 4HL. Tel: 01753 633000 or an Ambulance summoned.

In the event of very bad water conditions, the Race Committee (including Safety Adviser) will meet to decide on the suspension of racing, whereupon the Suspend Racing Procedure will be enacted. (see below)

In the event of all serious incidents, the Safety Advisers and/or Regatta Chairman must be kept informed. If necessary, they will take control. All Key Officials will have Radios. Nevertheless, telephone numbers are below.

The appointed Safety Advisers are:
Land: Mr C A Hill 07780 456976
Water: Mr A Knill
The emergency phone number is: 999

Police URN reference number to be mentioned if calling the police is to be allocated.

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