Safety

DMCRC takes rowing safety extremely seriously.  The club has implemented Rowing Australia's safety recommendations for all on-water activities.  These recommendations are covered in the following documents which contain information relating to target levels of compliance:
In addition, and as a result of a number of well publicised 'near misses' recently, Marine and Safety Tasmania (MAST) has published Making Rowing Safer which contains many of the initiatives set out by Rowing Australia but in a Tasmanian context.

In line with our Rowing Australia obligations for day-to-day operations at the club, the following safety documents have been prepared.

The School acknowledges that it has a duty of care for all girls who participate in rowing. It is therefore the policy of Collegiate that:
  • All rowers must be able to successfully complete a 100 metre swim in their rowing gear (shorts and t-shirt) before they are eligible to row for the School. The swim test is to be assessed by the Sports Administrator.
  • A PFD must be worn at all times when in a speed boat.
  • Only licensed drivers are permitted to drive a speed boat.
  • No rowers are allowed out on the water, however experienced, without on-the-water supervision.
  • All boats out prior to sunrise or after sunset must have a light attached in a prominent position as defined by MAST.
  • The use of exercise equipment, including ergometers or weights in the Boat House Gym must only be done under supervision.
  • Proper footwear must be worn around the club, ways and all regattas.
  • As of October 1 2015, all coaches, parent coordinators, boat drivers, volunteers and all persons involved with the Collegiate Rowing program are to have a current Working with Children Card.

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