Paddle Safer


The Paddlesafer document is issued by British Canoeing and is designed to provide safety information, guidance and advice for everyone involved in paddlesport including clubs, officials, volunteers, providers, event organisers and coaches. The range of activities covered by paddlesport is huge. Not only are there hundreds of different craft but the type of water and environment in which the sport is undertaken varies greatly. In an “assumed risk sport” identifying hazards, assessing risk and putting in place controls to promote safety is central to both planning and practice. This document will help paddlers to understand recommended standards, identify risk and take part in activities safely.

Risk Assesments