UHBC Bumps - Safety page
Facilities for medical aid and evacuation
(Tideway Scullers SC Boathouse for GKT)
Call ambulance via 999 (co-ordinated through race control at UL). Ensure correct postcode is given to the operator.
Senior medical officer (at start) has treatment facilities (contact by radio or mobile).
1. Primary - ULBH
89 Hartington Rd, W4 3TU
89 Hartington Rd, W4 3TU
2. Tideway Scullers SC Dukes Meadows, W4 2SH
2.Univ. Westminster playing fields, Hartington Rd W4 3UJ (consider how to access from river)
3. Kew Gardens Car Park (Ferry Lane, off Kew Green TW9 3AH)
3. Syon Park
TW8 8JF (consider how to access from river)
4. Slipway adjacent to the London Apprentice, 62 Church St, TW7 6BG
(south of West Middx Hosp.)
Accident and Emergency Action Plan
Action In Event Of Incident On Water Race Control
event of an incident your first priority is for the safety of competitors and
radio contact to a minimum.
that launch-based officials may have difficulty keeping in constant
communication with race control (this includes the Chief Umpire at the start in launch 3)
Race control is the station in charge of
dealing with the incident.
Ensure that the safety
launch is in attendance
If appropriate, contact London Ambulance Service via 999 (state number of casualties and
nature of problem e.g. one rower, severe
leg injury following collision). Address is University of London
Boathouse, 81 hartington Rd, W4 3TU.
- If an ambulance has
been called to ULBH: place a guide beside Hartington Road to signal
location of ULBH to the ambulance driver (they will not be familiar with
the location) - check clear access route to front and back
- Prevent any further
rowing crews from boating
reception of casualties
Count casualties as they return to ULBH. Maintain a
log of multiple casualties returned to ULBH.
ensure river-bank cleared of boats to allow room for
prepare for casualties (i.e. expect a degree of
hypothermia; prepare warm drinks in ULBH lounge.)
- If a secondary
evacuation centre has been designated (by Race Control or Chief Umpire):
o send additional helpers
to the secondary centre as soon as possible.
AN INDIVIDUAL (AS APPROPRIATE) TO ACT AS THE UH/UL OFFICER IN CHARGE OF THE
SECONDARY EVACUATION CENTRE. THAT INDIVIDUAL WILL ACT AS CO-ORDINATOR AT THE
SECONDARY CENTRE. THIS WILL
BE BM4 FOR EVACUATION FROM THE START
Accident and Emergency Action Plan -
Action In The Event Of Incident On Water launch officials
Ensure you have
all safety equipment as set out in the British Rowing Row Safe before boating and that you know how to use it.
In the event of
an incident your first priority is for the safety of competitors and yourself.
call the safety
launch. Include your identity, location, nature of incident and number of
casualties (safety, safety launch, emergency, this is launch 1, capsized VIII 100yds downstream of Kew
Bridge, Nine people in the water)......
INFORM RACE CONTROL to ensure that control is
aware of the incident.
If radio contact is not possible, use any available
mobile telephone to contact race control.
If necessary, request assistance from Chief Umpire (at
start) and ask race control to call London Ambulance
Service (state number of casualties and nature of problem e.g. one rower, severe leg injury following
At all times keep radio traffic to the minimum
required (remember when you are transmitting no-one else can!)
If you are not required to help deal with the emergency
remain in your allocated station and monitor other crews.
If it is safe to do so (do not put yourself in
Recover persons from
Remember to keep a good lookout and proceed with
caution when close to persons in the water
Cut your engine when recovering persons from water
Take note of the stability of your own craft as others
climb aboard (consider towing to nearest river bank)
overloading your own craft
Use thermal blankets and spare buoyancy aids
Take casualties to ULBH (unless it is agreed to use
the secondary evacuation area discuss with Race Control /Chief Umpire)