Teams of Helpers - Your Team Leader is the Secretary. As well as reporting in to the Helper Coordinator at Monkton Boathouse, please report to your Team Leader when you arrive. If, later, you need help, please contact him or her first. You are responsible for :Safety Launch 1 (BSC) downstream (Below bottom bridge) ,Safety Launch 2 (BSC) upstream (Upstream of bottom bridge) ,Obs Launch 3 (AVN1) below bridge (Below bottom bridge) ,Obs Launch 4 (AVN2) at bridge (Bottom bridge) . If you are short of personnel, please consult the Helper Coordinator at Monkton Boathouse
Your location is the railway bridge area in the middle of the course. You will be assisted by Monitor 7 (G) who will be on the bridge, and by at least three marshals who will look after the area 100 yards either side of the bridge.
The Secretary will send you the phone number of the Ambulance when it arrives. He will assist them if they need to find an incident away from the boathouse. The Secretary is the link between first aid and the event.
The team will also Marshall and start short course races if necessary.
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- Make sure that your radio is firmly secure in its holder.
- One radio network now covers the whole course. Use channel 1. There are one or two bad reception areas and some messages may have to be passed on.
- NEW ADVICE:To facilitate urgent and emergency messages, leave a gap of two or three seconds between transmissions.
- Listen - Make sure that there is no-one else transmitting before you start
- Try not to use personal names when using the radio, e.g. ask for the
Starter rather than Fred Bloggs, start with: -
Hello (their position) this is (your position). Then carry on with your message. If you require a response say Over. (I require a reply) at the end of your message. If you don't require a response say the word Out. (I do not require a reply)
- When responding to a call, answer:- (your position) Then give your response
- Say Roger.... If you have received the message and understood it. If you did not catch all of the message, simply respond .... Say again
- Remember, think about what you are going to say before you speak into the radio and keep it brief! Safety messages are the most important. If there is an incident happening, then do not use the radio until the problem has been resolved.
please liaise with the person who is taking over from you when you finish your duty, and hand on equipment. At the end of the day, please bring all equipment back to the Monkton Boathouse.
Please feel free to suggest improvements to these notes.
Thank you for your help.