Guideline review date: 28 October 2021
This guideline is provided to support schools in implementing the
managing risks in school curriculum activities procedure.
CARA planner (DOCX, 600KB) must be used for the specific school context in conjunction with this guideline considering additional risks, hazards and controls and including environmental, facility, equipment and student considerations
For activities beyond the scope of this guideline, complete a CARA record using the
CARA generic template (DOCX, 488KB).
This guideline relates to student participation in rowing a racing shell while facing the stern as an activity to support curriculum delivery.
Depending on the scope of this activity, other risk assessments may be required when planning. Curriculum activities encompassing more than one CARA guideline (e.g.
agricultural activities (light vehicle, towing, trailers),
power boating) must comply with the requirements of all CARA guidelines appropriate to the activity.
For activities conducted at an external venue, and/or when engaging external expertise, request written risk assessment advice and attach it to this CARA record.
For activities conducted off-site, schools must comply with the
school excursions procedure.
On-water rowing activities involving facing the stern in a racing shell.
If any requirement cannot be met, the activity must not occur.
If any other safety recommendation cannot be met, modify the activity (or elements of it) and/or identify and use the
hierarchy of controls to implement alternative control measures to meet or exceed the minimum safety standard.
Prior consultation is required with local authority (e.g.
Maritime Safety Queensland) for local advice, emergency support mechanisms and additional supervision requirements to ensure participant and public safety.
Student water safety and swimming competence must be confirmed prior to participation. The process is determined by the school and must consider the specific aquatic environments in which the activity will take place. Consult the sequence of competency
water safety and swimming education program for support in determining age-appropriate suitability. Consider student capacity to enter a boat from the water after capsizing.
Competition/regatta rules and procedures with additional or more stringent safety requirements must take precedence.
All risk levels