LOCR Safety Procedures As we begin to reopen the boathouse, coaches monitoring safety are one way to ensure we all get into habits that will keep us and others safe and healthy. Please review the Procedures for Rowing at LOCR document first. This document supplements that information for those serving as safety monitors and allows members to review our new policies.
Opening the boathouse:
Wash hands before leaving home and take temperature
Open the gate and check the signs are up
Unlock and open the boathouse doors
Sanitize the handles after everything is open as well as your hands
Set up the cleaning station
Mix up two bottles of dilute bleach solution. The formula is 1 tsp. bleach to 16 oz. water (smaller bottles) or ⅓ cup per 2 gallons for the large sprayer
Familiarize yourself with the schedule for that day.
Coach on the water wil prep their launch and pull it around the dock without help
lower the engine and ensure it starts before tying from the dock
Launches will have a ladder and megaphone
During rowing session: (Safety coordinator )
When rowers arrive they will need to wait at the top of the ramp for you
Take the temperature and check ppe of athletes coming down.
Check them in on iCrew and have them sign in on the LO Parks sign-in sheet
Guide group down and
Observe the hand washing and time it to 20” or more
Confirm assigned boats and oars with athletes and ensure safety protocols are followed while launching
Make sure rowers use only the club equipment assigned to them! (Safety launch on the water)
Observe launching and landing rowers as this is a choke point
coordinate with safety coordinator on the dock with radios/phones to track crews
Work with Safety Coordinator with regards to prevailing conditions and any adjustments of rowing area for the day
Take video of athletes on water
provide emergency assistance to anyone in need (equipment issues will need to be handled on the dock)
Closing the boathouse:
Spray the on/off handle for the hose with the bleach spray. Spray the 2-3 feet of the hose closest to the open end with bleach solution. Let the hose sit for a minute while you spray (wipe down?) the slings. Bring the slings into the boathouse.
Close the bay doors. Wipe off the door handles with a wipe.
Wipe off the spray bottles and store them for next day.
Take a wipe with you when you leave the boathouse: wipe off the door handle on exiting.
Use the wipe to clean the lock and gate when you close the gate
In case of emergencies
All rowers will need to sign off on the captains test and review the document with the Head Coach
If you flip,
Try to get back in
Swim the boat to a safe shore and get back in
climb into the coaching launch using the ladder as a last option
If weather turn bad
Coaches will use the megaphones to corral crews on the water
landing will not involve cleaning in these cases to facilitate getting boats off the water and people off the dock as soon as possible
After all people are up and off the dock, staff will disinfect all boats and oars
In Case of covid-19 case at boathouse
We will be carefully tracking who is coming down and when as well as what equipment each person is using
In the case of a confirmed case
Everyone who overlapped on the same day or used the same equipment would be notified right away