Safety & Welfare

Health and Safety

To learn about our Health and Safety procedures, as well as the responsibilities of club members, please check out our club rules.


Drowning doesn’t look like drowning. Please familiarise yourselves with the signs that somebody might be in trouble.

Strong stream warnings

It is very important that all paddlers check river conditions before launching.

Check River Thames Current Conditions and read the following important info regarding strong stream warnings. 

Weil’s disease

Leptospirosis is a risk for paddlers. Here is some information about symptoms and how to avoid it. 


You should feel safe to enjoy our activities. If you are worried about how you or someone else is being treated by anybody at the club, please get in touch with our Welfare Officer, Sue Carson.

She can be contacted by email at