British Rowing have implemented an Online Incident Reporting System. You do not need to be a member of British Rowing to use the system.
ALL INCIDENTS AND “NEAR” INCIDENTS (“CLOSE CALLS”) MUST BE REPORTED ONLINE BY ALL PARTIES INVOLVED WITHIN 24 HOURS.
REMEMBER, THE RESPONSIBILITY TO REPORT LIES WITH THOSE INVOLVED, NOT WITH THE CLUB WATER SAFETY ADVISER.
Examples of incident types you need to report include (this list is not exhaustive):
Health related issues: injury from manual handling, respiratory, hypothermia, heat stress.
Equipment failure: boat buoyancy, riggers, gates, seats/feet, steering equipment, bow ball, blades/sculls, launches, PFDs, racking.
Land training injuries due to: weight training, circuits, running, indoor rowing, slips/trips
Examples of “near” incidents you need to report include (again not exhaustive):
Where sudden evasive action had to be taken to avoid a collision.
Where a boat is flouting the navigation rules and circulation pattern.
Where a crew has boated in high risk or hazardous conditions.
Where a dangerous situation existed
The system of reporting does not exist to “point fingers” or blame members. It is a method of ensuring that risky situations are avoided in future and that Club procedures and equipment are up to the job. It is also beneficial or even necessary to have a report if we are to make an insurance claim for equipment. Please help the Club use the incident reporting system to its benefit.