Club Safety Officer

Updated: Jan 20, 2020

We're looking for our next Club Safety Officer - it's a vital role in the club and a chance to have a massive contribution to the safe enjoyment of rowing for our members.

Role Type: Volunteer

What's it all about?

Support the Club Officers and Coaches to help club members enjoy rowing and its associated land fitness activities safely by setting, implementing and monitoring safety policies for all club members.

What will I be doing?

British Rowing Liaison

  • Assess local on and off water risks - annually as part of the BR audit process

  • Produce the annual safety audit as required by British Rowing.

  • Improve the reporting of all incidents using the British Rowing online system and further develop safe practice.

Land & Water Safety

  • Maintain Club Safety Plan and rules.

  • In collaboration with coaches, when required, assess risks at external sites to be used by club members such as the venue for a Training Camp.

  • Collaborate with club committee on Emergency Action Plan

  • Review safety issues regularly, ensure that these are forwarded as agenda items at PTRC Committee Meetings on a monthly basis

  • Understand and encourage implementation of Row Safe policy and guidance

  • Monthly checks and restocking of safety equipment to include lifejackets, safety bags, first aid kits (within safety bags and around the club), defibrillators, supply of kill cords.


  • Communicate to all members regarding:

  • Relevant PLA Notices to mariners

  • British Rowing and TRRC Safety Notices

  • Club Safety practices to improve overall safety practices of the club

  • Continuous education and train members in safe practice.

  • Maintain up to date displays of safety information on club premises as per Row Safe Requirements.

  • Regular email updates of latest safety notes arising from British Rowing monthly Safety Newsletter, any notices coming from TRRC, plus latest relevant NTMs sent by PLA.

  • Alerting members whether by clubwide email or through other channels of local safety issues, upcoming weather, weather warnings for high winds etc.

  • Develop the safety group containing reps from each squad to help educate and disseminate of information

Steer Cert

  • Ensure the Steercert lectures are in line with latest PLA publication and club specific rules

  • Organise (or delegate) steercert lectures and take a role in delivering them

  • Have input into steercert question bank and organise the marking of steercert tests

  • Oversee the steercert assessors group and have oversight of requests coming in and process

  • Have oversight of a list of steercerted club members and ensure this is displayed clearly at the club

How to find out more:

Email Aba on for information or grab her when you're at the club!


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