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Event Safety

Event Safety Management

Paddling has a good record in event safety management. British Canoeing has developed a system of event safety management which applies to all events which are insured by British Canoeing. This is to ensure the sport continues to operate at the highest safety levels.

At the heart of this system is training in event safety management and the appointment/nomination of event safety officers.

Event Safety Training

A calendar of event safety training workshops can be found here. Training is organised regionally and is available to all event organisers/safety officers. You can find a full calendar of training dates and the booking form below. 

Calendar

Event Safety Workshop - Exeter
Date: Saturday 26th January 2019
Time: 09:30am
Location:Exeter Canoe Club
To book onto this workshop please click here

Event Safety Workshop - Cambridge
Date: Tuesday 19th March 2019
Time: 18:15
Location: Cambridge Canoe Club
To book onto this workshop please click here

Event Safety Workshop - Nottingham
Date: March 21st March 2019
Time: 18:00hrs
Location: British Canoeing Offices
To book onto this workshop please click here


Event Safety Workshop - Dorset
Date: 4th April 
Time: 18:30hrs
Location: South Coast Canoes 
To book onto this workshop please click here

Event Safety Management Guidance

This guidance sets out in detail what needs to be done by clubs, event organisers, RDT’s and Discipline Committees.

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Please see the Event Safety Management Guidance document below for more information.  

You can also find below a series of frequently asked questions which answer the most common queries.

The below information highlights what to expect when attending an Event Safety Training course.

What is Event Safety Training?

To date British Canoeing has been offering an event Safety Workshop to clubs through the recent run of club forums. The focus of the workshop is to raise awareness of safety management and duty of care issues as they effect clubs, both in their normal everyday activities (closed activity) and also when they may engage in running events open to others.

The workshop provides guidance and support to mitigate responsibilities using the concept of an ‘event span of control’  to bring simple well organised solutions that people can understand and apply during even the most complex process.

As an outcome to the workshop attendees cover:

During the course participants;

  • Consider the five stages of event planning
  • Consider the relationship between those stages & safety management
  • Develop & share experiences
  • Consider centralised resources
  • Consider application against experience through scenario based training.
  • Common methods for managing  risk
  • The use of an event checklist for safety management
  • Greater appreciation of the need for span of control
  • Develop the use of ‘CALM’ in dynamic risk management

 As an outcome we hope to achieve:

 Common methods for managing  risk

  • The use of an event checklist for safety management
  • Greater appreciation of the need for span of control
  • Develop the use of ‘CALM’ in dynamic risk management

Event Safety Officer/s – Roles

The appointment/nomination of trained Event Safety Officers is a key feature of the Event Safety Management system. Role descriptions for Safety Officers in clubs and Disciplines can be found below.

Role Descriptions

Please see the documentation attached.