Derby Rowing Club is committed to providing a safe environment to everyone. We follow and operate under the RowSafe guidance issued by British Rowing, and we have introduced a number of our own safety practices to ensure that all members are safe when out on the water, and training in the Clubhouse.

We also have a dedicated Club Rowing Safety Advisor (CRSA). Our CRSA, Josh Rhodes-Hook leads and advises on promoting safe practice in accordance with Row Safe. Josh can be contacted on:

Club members and all those who boat from the Derby landing stage are required to read, observe and follow:


Swim Test and Capsize Drill

All members must have passed a swim test and capsize drill at Derby Rowing Club, even if they have previously passed one at another club. If you have any questions regarding the next swim test, speak to either the Club Rowing Safety Advisor or the Club Captain.

Welfare and Safeguarding

At Derby Rowing Club we uphold a duty of care to all of our members.  Our Club Welfare Officer, Chloe Garnham ensures that Derby Rowing Club is compliant with British Rowing guidelines on welfare and safeguarding. Chloe manages the DBS check process, and ensures that all adult volunteers and coaches are appropriately trained.

Chloe is available most weekends at the club for junior rowers, parents, vulnerable adults and other members of the club who have questions or would like to discuss any welfare matters. You can also contact her by email here:

All club members are required to adhere to the following policies and guide(s):

Incident Reporting

All club incidents relating to equipment should be reported via the internal reporting document.

Report an Incident with Derby Rowing Club

All incidents that occur on the water should be reported to British Rowing. If you are unsure if your incident should be reported, please talk to the Club Rowing Safety Advisor.

Report an Incident with British Rowing

For further information on the Incident Reporting procedure please see:

British Rowing’s Row Safe, Section 4.1

Important Documents