Safety

TALK ON CLUB SAFETY

Basic principles and the Safety Code’, given by Clive Pendry Wednesday 17 May 8-9pm at the Clubhouse. All members should make an effort to attend. Clive will aim to go through the main principles of safety at the club and will outline what information is available to members on the club website.

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Safety communications

During an event the club will establish a localised safety radio network consisting of VHF radios.
Details of channels, callsigns and instruction on radio usage will be provided for each event but the following is helpful generic advice for novice radio users.

The radiocheck

A: "Hello B this is A radio check over"
B: "B. Ok over"
A "A. Ok out"

Negative radiocheck

A: "Hello B this is A radio check over"
A: "Hello B this is A radio check over"
A: "Hello B this is A radio check over"
A "A. Nothing heard out"

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Safety announcement

A serious incident occurred in which a sculler was involved in a collision with a narrow boat on the canal. Both boats were travelling down the centre of the canal and neither was aware of the other boat until it was too late. The boats collided, the single was immediately destroyed and the sculler was dragged under water for approximately 30 seconds before being able to surface. We are incredibly fortunate that no major injuries were sustained. This incident could easily have been fatal.

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