Skerries Coastal Rowing club is committed to ensuring, promoting and improving the safety of all its members, and to members of the general public. Member safety is a matter of major concern to the rowing club and subsequently, safety rules and regulations will be strictly enforced. It is the Rowing club policy to comply with the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 & the Safety Health and Welfare at Work (General Applications) 1993 and any other relevant legislation.

The Rowing club shall conduct its business, so far, as is reasonably practicable, in such a manner as not to expose persons to any undue risks that may affect their health and safety. The Rowing club is committed to dealing with all identified hazards, firstly by elimination if possible, by substitution or replacements with less hazardous substances, reduction of member’s exposure to an internationally acceptable level for the sport and as a last resort the use of personal protective equipment.

Our objectives are to provide a safe and healthy recreational environment for our members and members of the public who may be affected by our activities and to meet our obligations under the Safety, Health and Welfare Legalisation.

The Rowing club shall, as far as is reasonably practicable, provide and maintain:

•  Place, equipment and systems of sport / recreation that are safe and without risks to health / safety.

•  Sufficient information, instruction, training and supervision to ensure all club members avoid hazards and contribute positively to their own health and safety while participating in the sport.

•  Consultation and communication with all members in relation to health & safety.

•  A place of recreation without risk to health and means of entry and exit to the water that are safe and without risk. 

Safety Nights and Briefings are to be held for all club members at the start of each season, for all crews and cox.