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This section aims to give everyone involved in the sport the information and guidance needed to paddle safely and to help ensure the safety of others. 

Download British Canoeing's comprehensive guidance document Paddlesafer below. Safety Officers: sign up to our regular safety newsletter on this page.

You can also access links to Safety Alerts, Incident Reporting, and Event Safety below.

Download Paddlesafer Guidance

Paddlesafer is British Canoeing's safety guidance.  It is a directory of safety information and guidance for use by all organisations, paddlers, volunteers and coaches within the sport. 

It contains guidance on best practise, templates, checklists, information sheets on specific subjects, and specialist guidance.

Each year the directory will be reviewed and updated in line with the latest information and developments within the sport.

Safety Alerts, Incident Reporting and Event Safety

Safety Alerts - Ongoing up to date safety information, on current issues or safety concerns. Case studies of incidents highlighting practise that can benefit others paddlers. View Safety Alerts

Incident Reporting - By reporting incidents and near misses you can help us to learn more about what is happening in the sport and how to improve safety. View Incident Reporting

Event Safety - A system of event safety under which all British Canoeing organised events operate. View Event Safety

Safety Newsletter Sign Up

Remain up-to-date on safety issues with the periodic British Canoeing Safety Newsletter. Sign up below. We will only use your details to send you this communication, and you can remove yourself from the list at any time using the links in the newsletter. Visit the British Canoeing privacy centre for more on how we manage you data.