A very hard subject to cover (as well as keeping it up to date). If something is missing here please contact Stewart Elder
It is the intention of this page to bring together all the various sections and Policy Documents relating to the job of Duty Officer.
It is fully recognised that without people like Duty Officers stepping up to the mark and taking on this responsibility, this club could would not exist.
It may not seem like it at times but one of the most important things we can do as a General Committee is to ensure that we do everything we can to make your job as easy as possible and that systems and equipment are suitable and in full working order.
If you have any suggestions that can be make the job of Duty Officer easier, speak to Stewart Elder or Mike Playle.
For Club races, is responsible for :
The safe operation of the Club is designated to the Duty Officer and Boat Officer who perfectly within their right to:
Attached to the race clipboard and at various places around the building is this checklist.
The list is not comprehensive but an aide-mémoire for Duty Officers when starting a day’s racing.
Recommended reading is our ‘Water Safety Policy’. This document, will for example, give you guidelines for the number of safety boats on the water for your current conditions.
Discuss with your Boat Officer......
There are a number of key documents you really ought to be familiar with. To ensure we have the most up to date download all PDF documents referenced here can be found on our DOWNLOADS PAGE.
|Water Safety Document||This is a comprehensive policy document. It relates our policy regarding the use of powerboats/ ages for drivers. Job roles for those on duty etc. All safety advise elsewhere and particular on this web site has this as a 'source document'.|
|Specific for Duty Officers. Available only on application by email to dutyman - Gives details of how to open and close the premises. How things work etc.|
|Major Incident Plan||NOW WE ARE GETTING SERIOUS! Should there be a fatality or serious injury at the club this gives 'checklist' type help. A copy of this document and fluorescent jackets are on a hook by the front door of the Race Room. Note that there is a phone in the Race Room.|
|Operating Manual||Not specifically for DO's but should you be interested, gives the guidelines to be followed by Instructors. Go to the Downloads Page|
|Timer Instruction PDF||How to work the current timer (the 'box type'). In the race room is a spare timer (Eight-Dog Timer) - not the same make, so in the box are instructions of how to work it.|
|Race management, setting a course & types of racing. In DOWNLOADS PAGE|