Safety Cover

Not only do we provide Safety Cover at numerous events through the year, we also work in close partnership with event organisers to develop and produce waterborne Risk Assessments as well as Normal Operation Procedures and Emergency Action Plans, to cover the water side of the event e.g. swimmers and safety cover personnel.

We also co-ordinate the laying of buoys for swim courses and the start /finish funnels. We have a number of large buoys, weights and anchors to achieve this.

If we cannot produce the numbers of safety personnel and equipment required, then we can draw upon our neighbouring clubs within the PBCLSA (Poole, Bournemouth and Christchurch  Life Saving Association) to allow the minimum number required according to the R/A.

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A List of Typical Events that we provide Safety Cover for during the year.

EventMonthOrganisation
EDOWSC Safety CoverEvery Tues Eve from 1st May to 31st Sep
Branksome SwimMayHuman Race
Swanage TriathlonMayResults Triathlon
Sponsored DipJuneMarie Currie
Power Boat RaceJuneRMYC
Seahorse SwimJuneEDOWSC
Beach BBQJuneBuckholme towers
Beach BBQ and SwimJulyBearwood Church youth project
Power Boat RaceJulyRMYC
Brownsea SwimJulyRLSS Poole Lifeguard
Open Water ChampsJulyDorset ASA
Brownsea SwimJulyRLSS Poole Lifeguard
Beach BBQ and SwimJulyPoole B.C Youth Project
Cowes to Torquay Power Boat RaceSeptRMYC
Branksome Ski RaceSeptBranksome Chine SLSC
Poole Harbour Canoe RaceSeptPoole Harbour Canoe Club
Poole SwimSeptHuman Race

List of Equipment availbale for Safety Cover.

EquipmentDimensionsDescriptionQuantity
Legacy5.85m RibcraftSafety Boat1
Apollo3.50m AvonSafety Boat1
islander Strike4.1m Sit on Top Kayak4
Islander Calypso 2.95mSit on Top Kayak6
Rescue Boards3.50mPaddle Board (various)6
Cobra Skis4.00mRLSS Paddle Craft4
Cylindrical Swim Buoys3.0m x 1.0m2 Yellow and 2 Orange4
Tetrahedron Swim Buoys2.25mPink4
Weights and associated anchors for above.