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GUIDANCE TO COACHES INVOLVED IN LEADING FLATWATER/K BOAT SESSIONS AT RIVERSIDE



                

1. IF YOU ARE THE LEAD COACH ARRIVE @30 MIN BEFORE SESSION – BRING MILK FOR DRINKS, UNLOCK/CHECK TOILETS, CHECK PONTOON AND CLEAR RUBBISH, OPEN BOAT HOUSE, ENSURE REGISTER AND TAG BOARD READY, MAKE SURE ADEQUATE SAFETY/FIRST AID EQUIP AVAILABLE. (FIRST AID KIT, SURVIVAL BAGS AND THROW LINE IN BOAT HOUSE). BRIEF OTHER COACHES IN WHAT IS GOING ON. NORMALLY THERE WOULD BE BEGINNER, JUNIOR, PROGRESSION AND/OR COMPETITION TRAINING GROUPS.


2. IF YOU ARE A COACH ARRIVE IN GOOD TIME TO DISCUSS SESSION WITH LEAD COACH. TAKE SUITABLE RESCUE/SAFETY EQUIP (SLING, EXPOSURE BAG, THROWLINE) IN COLD CONDITIONS.


3.  MAKE SURE YOU ARE AWARE OF THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE CLUB’S GENERIC PADDLING RISK ASSESSMENT AND THIS SITE SPECIFIC RISK ASSESSMENT.  WITH LEAD COACH CONDUCT A DYNAMIC RISK ASSESSMENT ON CONDITIONS ON THE DAY – NO RECORDING REQUIREMENT.  THIS COULD COVER ISSUES SUCH AS WHO IS ALLOWED ON THE WATER IF CONDITIONS ARE HIGH, RIVER LIMITS TO BE APPLIED, MAKING SURE CLOTHING IS APPROPRIATE TO CONDITIONS etc.


4.  SO FAR AS PRACTICAL ENSURE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS DOCUMENT

- IE. RULES ON WEARING BAs (with whistle), FOOTWEAR, RIVER LIMITS, AND LIGHTS WHEN DARK ETC ARE FOLLOWED.

* IF PADDLERS REFUSE TO COMPLY MAKE SURE THE LEAD COACH IS AWARE.


5.  MAKE SURE PEOPLE GET ON AS PART OF THE SESSION - YOU KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING EVEN IF NOT PART OF A GROUP.

 
6.  LEAD COACH MAKE SURE ALL PADDLERS ARE ACCOUNTED FOR AFTER SESSION.  SAVE REGISTER AND COLLECT MONEY TO PASS ON TO GRAHAM WOOD / BILL JAGGS.


7.  LEAD COACH MAKE SURE SITE SECURE BEFORE LEAVING.


THANKS

          
Updated :  December 2015



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