Introduction and Overview

This risk assessment covers normal club operations for Richmond Canoe Club, including water based training, safety boat operation, gym, club house and canoe sheds. For events and races, there is a separate risk assessment.

This document is presented in six parts;

  • Section 1. Introduction and Overview.
  • Section 2. On the water training (also referred to as paddling).
  • Section 3. Safety Launch operations.
  • Section 4. Club House and gym operations.
  • Section 4. Junior Paddle Camps.
  • Section 5. Action Planning (internal document for Committee use).
  • Section 6. Notes to aid use of the spreadsheet. (internal document for Committee use).

How to contact the club
Richmond Canoe Club address is; Landsdowne Boathouse 81-83 Petersham Road Richmond upon Thames TW10 6UT which is the location for the club house, gym and canoe sheds. There is no fixed line telephone number for the club. Contact is made, either by postal service or by emailing the appropriate Club Officer, for example;

Where we train
The majority of on-the-water activities typically take place on the River Thames between Teddington Lock and Richmond Half Lock and making use of both navigation routes around Glovers Island, Eel Pie Island and Corporation Island. Certain sessions take place further along the River Thames, upstream as far as Dreadnaught Reach, Wokingham Canoe Club. At other times club sessions take place downstream as far as Westminster Bridge. From time to time, training takes place on the Grand Union Canal, Wey Navigation, Basingstoke Canal and Kennet and Avon Canal and the River Kennet and this risk assessment also covers water based training on all of these locations.

Assessment completed 20th November 2023 by
Robert Ames, Richmond Canoe Club Safety Officer

General paddler risk assessment (draft)

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Safety launch risk assessment (draft)

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Club house and gym risk assessment (draft)

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Paddle Camp Risk Assessment  (draft)

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