Richard Donnor - Regional Rowing Safety Advisor

Richard Donnor

Richard has been elected Regional Rowing Safety Advisor for the East Midlands Region with effect from the Regional Rowing Council AGM on 7th October 2018. He can be reached via our [popup_trigger id=”250″ tag=””] contact form[/popup_trigger]

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Safety is everyone’s business.

Incident Reporting

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 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.


Event Safety Audits

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BR Safety Alerts

HRSA Monthly Reports

Safety News
15th May 2021Update to BR Return to Rowing v11 British Rowing have updated the guidance from v12 for our return to rowing as we enter step 3 from Monday 17 May. Key updates effective 17 May: Group indoor training allowed (max 6 or 2 households, space dependent: 100 sq feet/9.3sq metre per person) Outdoor groups up to Read More [...]
12th March 2021Update to BR Return to Rowing v11 British Rowing have updated the guidance from v11 for our return to rowing after lockdown effective 28 March. The overview of updates from page 12 “Roadmap out of Lockdown” You can read the full release on the BR website and see a note from Andy Parkinson. [...]
3rd December 2020Update to BR Return to Rowing v8.2 British Rowing have updated their guidance in light of more detailed government guidance for sport. British Rowing have updated the guidance from v8.1 in these key areas: Travel restrictions through tiers. Group size exemptions for a small number of groups. Use of changing facilities and showers. Read the Read More [...]
3rd November 2020Update to lockdown 5 November 2020 British Rowing have shared their understanding of the lockdown starting 5 November 2020. Updated 5 November 2020 British Rowing have released their full details relating to rowing activities during this lockdown period. With the uncertainty of the lockdown, BR are liaising with Sport England and UK Sport for clarity. Read More [...]
30th September 2020Return to Rowing Guidance British Rowing have updated their Return to Rowing guidance today, 30 September to version 7. The update today follows changes in government guidance and legislation. Andy Parkinson has included a foreword within this version, also on the BR page, in which he reflects on the previous months and our return to Read More [...]