Safety Rules on the Lake
Members of the club have to accept that Canoeing and Kayaking are assumed risk, water contact sports. In order to control these risks the following rules have been agreed:
Checking on/off the water
Must check on and off the water by leaving their membership cards in the box provided and collecting them afterwards.
Visiting paddlers must sign on/off in the Log Book.
May be imposed in adverse weather conditions (eg. high winds, thunderstorms, ice … ) or in the case of environmental risks (eg blue-green algae …)
Must wear a buoyancy aid
Are strongly advised to wear appropriate shoes
Should not paddle on their own
Must keep away from the closed sections of the lake
Should not swim in the lake
All Junior Members:
Must be supervised on the water by a parent unless taking part in an organised activity.
Are advised to keep close to the bank when being supervised by their parent unless they are with an appropriate leader.
Must wear a buoyancy aid when standing on one of the pontoons.
After paddling please:
Return all equipment to the boat store.
Report any accidents or near misses to the Duty Officer.
Wash hands properly before eating.