Safety Guidelines

Safety Guidelines

 

To ensure your safety and the safety of others, there are certain guidelines that have to be met and adhered to, to ensure the safe usage of our facilities.

White Water Safety Guidelines

All Participants must be aged 14 years and above, be able to swim 25 metres, and weigh no greater than 16 stone.

To use the TBIWWC, all participants must complete and sign (or be signed by a parent/guardian if under 18) an ‘Activity Medical Consent Form’.  These must be submitted when signing-in at Reception with an ‘Activity Booking Form’. 

Sailing and Bellboating

All Participants must be aged 8 years and above, and be confident around water.

Powerboating

All Participants must be aged 14 years and above, and be confident around water.

Multi-Activity Days (including Team Building)

All Participants must be aged 8 years and above, and be confident around water.

Paddle-Sport Courses & Tuition

Must be aged 8 years and above, and be able to swim 25 metres.

Water Quality

All of our watersports activities take place on the River Tees, the water is fresh, clean off the Pennines however we cannot guarantee bathing quality as this is an open body of water.  There are many factors that may change the quality of water from day to day and this is not drinking water so please ensure that after using this facility or any other body of open water, that you clean your hands and shower before eating to reduce the risk of illness.

You can read our Water Quality Statement here

 

Other paddle sport safety guidelines

  • To be able to paddle on the flat water you must have basic skills and have completed a capsize.
  • For moving water you must be able to paddle Grade 3 water comfortably and have a competent moving water roll.
  • All boats must be sound and in good repair with airbags and you MUST wear the appropriate safety equipment at all times.
  • NO intentional swimming is allowed in the placid water warm-up lake. (Unless authorized by the TBIWWC management and undertaken by a BCU Foundation Safety & Rescue Provider).

To use the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee white water course, all paddlers must complete and sign (or be signed by a parent/guardian if under 18) a ‘Paddler Medical Consent Form’ and a ‘Health & Safety and Risk Declaration Form’.  These must be submitted when signing-in at Reception, they will be kept for one calendar year and new forms need to re-submitted on an annual basis thereafter.                                                       

The forms can be sourced from the TBIWWC Reception, or downloaded from the ‘Booking Forms’ page and printed off and filled-in in advance.



The River Tees is the main body of water that supplies our White Water facility, visit the link for more information: Water Quality Statement

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