As required by Rowing Australia, Rowing ACT collects information detailing rowing related safety incidents in the ACT. This information is used to analyse and assess risks in order to manage those risks and mitigate the chances of reoccurrence.
As set out on p5 of Rowing Australia’s On Water Safety Guidelines, Clubs must ensure that any member who witnesses or is involved in an on-water incident or ‘near incidents’ reports that incident as soon as possible:
- in the Club’s ‘Incident Reporting Logbook’; and
- to the Club Safety Officer.
It is the Club Safety Officer’s responsibility to ensure this information is detailed in the following form and sent to Rowing ACT (firstname.lastname@example.org):
Information may also need to be reported to the Water Police and insurance agencies.
An on-water incident or ‘near incident’ is an event causing or involving:
- a collision or near miss;
- a capsize or swamping of a rowing boat in winter (1 May to 30 September);
- a capsize or swamping of a coaching boat at any time;
- material damage to a boat;
- danger to a person caused by a boat’s operations;
- danger of serious damage to a boat;
- danger of serious damage to a structure caused by a boat’s operations;
- loss or presumed loss or abandonment of a boat; or
- serious injury (or grievous bodily harm to, or death of) a person caused by a boat’s operations.