Bairnsdale Rowing Club and its members have a duty of care to ensure the safety and welfare of all members, in particular junior members.
Recognising that non-adult members cannot be given access to a shed key; junior members will be able to attend the shed and participate in land and water based activities as follows:
Strict Child Protection legislation and insurance requirements apply to the supervision of juniors at Bairnsdale Rowing Club. All BRC coaches, adult members and volunteers, who supervise juniors must successfully complete child protection screening processes for BRC and be formally approved by the Club's committee before supervising juniors. Depending on their role, volunteers may also be required to hold a valid and relevant boat licence and have undergone training in the use of the Club trailer and tinny. They must also be familiar with all Club policies and procedures relating to child protection, health and safety and boat usage.
All shed keys are issued by the Committee and only issued on receipt of a $50 deposit, refundable on return of the key. Key holders, including Committee Members and Club Officers are not permitted to give or loan their key or to make a copy.