Online Incident Reporting

Please note that from 1st January 2009 any reportable incidents must be recorded through the British Rowing online incident reporting system.

The reporting system can be accessed via the British Rowing website under the ‘Water Safety’ section or by going directly to the:


If you have any questions please contact the club’s Water Safety Adviser

The requirement to report incidents is not something that we have a choice in.
It is every member’s responsibility to ensure that any incidents are correctly reported.
Failure to correctly report incidents could result in penalties for the whole club including suspension from racing.

Examples of incident types you need to report:

  • Capsize or falling out of boat through; inexperience, contact with another rowing boat, contact with other object, equipment or boat failure
  • Collision through; contact with static object, moving object, navigation issue, poor visibility or lighting
  • Swamping through; through water, collision with other rowing boat, collision with other object, wash
  • Health related; manual handling, respiratory, hypothermia, heat stress, water-borne disease
  • Equipment failure; boat buoyancy, riggers, gates, seats/feet, steering equipment, bow ball, blades/sculls, safety/coaching/rescue launch, PFD's, throw lines, racking
  • Land training due to; weight training, circuit training, running, cycling, indoor rowing, slips/trips
  • Behaviour; vandalism/violence
  • Trailer towing: failure of equipment, driving issue, incorrect or improper stowage, falling from a height

Examples of 'near incidents' you need to report:

  • sudden evasive action had to be taken to avoid a collision
  • a boat is flouting navigation rules
  • a boat is not displaying the required lights at night
  • a crew has boated in high risk conditions
  • a dangerous situation existed


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