Safety & Welfare


To report an incident  to the Club Water Safety Advisor,
Send an email to: 

To report an incident  to the Club Welfare Advisor,
Send an email to:

Complaints Procedure

Incident Reporting:

All incidences must be reported online through the British Rowing website. It is no longer just the responsibility of the coach or CWSA to file a report. Anyone who is involved with or witnesses an incident can make a report and it can be done anonymously if required. British Rowing expects any such report to be filed within 24 hours of the incident occurring.

So what constitutes an ‘incident’? The answer, according to British Rowing, is anything; The guide quotes; collisions (with anything), near collisions (with anything), capsizes, swampings, health issues, equipment failure, land based accidents in weights room, bays, running, cycling, choking on a biscuit! (Actually the last one isn’t quoted but you get the gist). We, of course, have to be sensible and balanced. The online system is very easy to use however, and takes little time to complete. Just click on

Safety Launch

The club has a new rescue launch. It is manoeuvrable, stable, almost unsinkable and totally fit for purpose. It is also quite easy to launch and recover. There is nothing in the BR Guide to say that launches must always be launched but the Junior coaches have now agreed that it must be on the water and the engine warmed up before any junior outings.

Coaches please carry phones with numbers for the Club and other coaches. It may also not be your oarsman that needs help, we have a collective duty to all river users.

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Upper Thames Rowing Club Safety Documentation

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