All coaches, and many other club members, are trained in basic life-saving first aid.  There are well-stocked first aid kits in the boathouse (bay 2 close to the gym entrance), in the kitchen and in the office.  An AED (automated external defibrillator) is located in the gym; in case of possible heart failure, open the lid, turn it on and follow the instructions. The victim and rescuer must be dry and on a solid surface for the AED to be used.

For capsizes and other health emergencies, see the Club’s emergency action plan.

Further advice is available on the following pages:

Blisters

Concussion

Hypothermia and cold shock

Sunburn and heat exhaustion

Warming up and stretching

Water-borne diseases