Welcome, please sign in on duty log sheet. (Normally kept on the race table.)
A member of the committee will usually arrive at 10am and they will open up and give you the keys to the galley cupboard and powerboat sheds.
- Switch on the electricity if it is off - you can find the switch situated above the back door. Then you can fill urn. ( instructions at back of file)
- There will be a supply of tea and coffee on the counter if you are desperate. All the duty crew can have free hot drinks all day.
- Please check all the toilets have loo rolls if not they are kept in the disabled loo. The key to the dispensers will be on the galley cupboard key fob.
- Once all the crew members have arrived the boat sheds can be unlocked and safety boats brought out.
- The galley cupboard will contain the following Items: - grey float tin, coffee, hot chocolate, tea bags, sugar, cold drinks, sweets, crisps, pot noodles, serviettes, serving tray with lid for cakes.
- Put a display of stock available on counter and if hot weather put a selection of choc and drinks in the fridge.
- It is a good idea to put a jug of milk, bowl of sugar, cup containing teaspoons and a dish for used teabags on the counter.
- The busiest times are usually after races so try and be prepared with an urn full of boiling water.
It is good practise to have the safety boats ready ASAP. They are for safety cover for the whole day whether members are racing or not.
- Safety boat helms and crew must wear suitable clothing and buoyancy aids. This is to ensure that the crew or helm if needed can get into the water safely in a rescue situation. If you do not believe yourself to be fit enough to do this then do not volunteer for this role.
- Ensure the Safety boat crew take the safety bags out on the water. They contain a first aid box and a knife. The bags can be found in the store cupboard, and need to be returned at the end of the day, opened up if it has been raining.
- All fuel is kept in Shed 4 (the old genny shed).
- Check the fuel levels in the safety boats and fill up from the green jerry cans. ( unleaded ) If fuel is needed advice the OOD. The nearest garage is Tesco, Cirencester. Money will be reimbursed at the end of the day from takings or send receipt to treasurer who will reimburse you.
- Check air in safety boats and pump up if too soft, in summer you may have to release air as pressure builds up in sheds.
- The safety boats should have a paddle, a tow line and anchor. There should also be floating rope which is yellow and red in colour, this is very useful to throw out to a person who is not holding on to their boat.
- Once launched boats should be moored at the big jetty halfway down the boat park. Do not moor the boats on the small jetty in front of the clubhouse as we allow children to jump into the lake from this one.
- Ensure each boat has a first aid kit and each helm has a radio. These are found in the galley store cupboard. Instructions on another sheet.
- If you are unsure of anything please ask and we will find an experienced club member to answer any of your queries.
- At the end of the day when retrieving boats from the water there is a 'trolley dolly' in the green boat shed. The instructions for use are laminated to the machine.
- Remember to remove the petrol tanks and put back in Shed 4
- Also remember to return first aid kits and radios to galley cupboard.
It is standard practise to leave the gas boiler on full time, so this shouldn't need to be touched.
- The First Aid box and accident forms are kept in the labelled kitchen cabinet.
- If you use any first aid supplies please tell a committee member.
- All accidents need to be recorded on a form and this must be put in an envelope and given to a committee member. If a committee member is present put in the internal letterbox.
- The Telephone on the wall at the far end of the main clubhouse will dial emergency numbers.
- If you need to call an ambulance please ensure that someone is at the gate to let them in.
At The End Of Racing
- Powerboats need to go back in the sheds - rubbish free, cleaned and drained of water. Engines need to be in the downward position once in the shed.
- Fuel tanks should taken out of the boats and placed in Shed 4 (the old genny shed). Take safety bags and radios back to the clubhouse.
- Take safety bags and radios back to the clubhouse
- There are whiteboards in the sheds for you to report any faults.
- The committee boat must be put back in its shelter on the island stern first, and left free of rubbish; the kill cord and key must be brought back to clubhouse.
At The End Of The Day
The clearing up will generally start about 5 - 5.30pm. All of the duty crew are expected to help and stay until the job is done.
It isn't necessary to be the last person to leave in the summer; people will often stay on for BBQ's etc. However please make sure the following tasks are completed.
- Empty the bins. Bin bags in drawer by sink. Large industrial wheelie by main gate. Ensure any recycling is taken to Tesco or other recycling plant.
- Check all cleaning tasks have been carried out.
- All galley stock put away, fridge emptied and door left open. Microwave door also needs to be left open.
- Ensure all electric plugs in the kitchen are switched off and that the gas cooker is all switched off. Any heaters in the clubhouse that are on need to be switched off. The electric switch over the back door needs to be switched off.
- Check that all the plastic chairs are stacked in a corner.
- Secure all windows. The small windows in the changing rooms may be left open. In the warm weather the small conservatory windows may be left open on the very small setting. Leave the doors open between the conservatory and the clubhouse.
- All external patio doors and front door must be locked at the end of the day.
- Keys to be handed back to a committee member.
Last To Leave...
Please ensure all gates to both boat parks are locked. If there are still members using the facilities than the nearest one can be left open. Commonsense will prevail.
Home to a well earned cup of tea!