Members’ duty rota
All club members are required to do ‘duty’ on at least one evening each year. It is a great way to meet other club members and ensures that the club can open on Monday and Thursday evenings. If you cannot do your duty please arrange to swap with another club member.
There is now a form in the duty box listing the names of members who are doing duty sessions. Please tick the box next to your name to show that you’ve attended and done your duty session. It is essential you attend or arrange for someone else to – if you do not then you may forfeit your membership to the club.
Duty person’s role
As duty officer you should make sure members are aware of their responsibilities, and give information to any visitors. It is vital there is a duty officer on each club night.
The duty officer is not expected to know everything about paddling and the club. If someone asks you a question, and you are not sure: Ask another member – there are usually other experienced people around who are happy to help. If not, people can contact a member of the committee – either in person or via the website.
What is in the duty box?
Members signing in book.
Visitors signing in book.
Information leaflet for potential new members.
Spray deck test details.
Accident /Incident forms
What you need to do
Arrive at 18:30 on Mondays, or 19:00 on Thursdays.
Collect duty box from equipment cupboard – the person unlocking the club has keys.
Ensure people sign on and off the water.
Spot check members against membership list.
Ensure people paddling wear a BA and footwear
Ensure new/inexperienced members stay in sight of the club
Suggest people paddling out of sight do not paddle alone, and at the very least stay in sight of others.
Tell a committee member/key holder about any money in the box. If you forget on the night, email them as soon as you can. We don’t want to leave money on site.
How can people join?
People can no longer turn up and join. Do not accept forms or membership fees. People can in one of two ways: (see information leaflet)
At a New Members Night. Dates on leaflet. (no need to book)
After Introduction to White Water Courses.
Who can wear a spray deck?
To wear a spray deck, people need to have done a spray deck test or demonstrate to you they are competent to use one. A spray deck test can be done in the canal or at a pool session. Details are in the folder.
Who are key holders?
Please call them if the club has not been unlocked at the start of a session.
What to do in the case of Accidents or Incidents?
The first aid box is in the top equipment cupboard.
Either record this yourself on the forms, or ensure those involved do.
Send an email to the safety officer ([email protected]) to advise them to look in the book