Richard has been elected Regional Water Safety Adviser for the East Midlands Region with effect from the Regional Rowing Council AGM on 7th October 2018. He is based at Loughborough Boat Club and can be reached via our contact form
To download the entire RowSafe guide, use the link below or to select individual chapters, visit the RowSafe page
Safety is everyone’s business.
Please report all incidents via the link above, whether near misses or accidents involving damage or injury. This is a no fault information collection process and the details that you provide will be passed to the National Safety Committee for statistical purposes and also to help us help you to try and learn about better and safer practice.
Ideally, reports should be submitted within 24hrs whilst the details are still fresh and if the incident involves more than one club or crew, reports should be made by each to establish a balanced view of what has actually happened.
By far the biggest cause of incidents in the past year has been poor lookout and a failure to appreciate who-else is on the water and how close they are. A look around every 4 – 5 strokes can reduce this incident level substantially.