Health and Safety

Stockport Tri Club Health and Safety Procedures

General

  • Arrive before the start of the session
  • Bring relevant equipment
  • Bring suitable clothing for before, during and after the session
  • Bring adequate drinks and food where appropriate

All sessions are run by qualified Triathlon or running coaches.  At the start of each session, the coach will give a briefing and indicate any safety points to be aware of.  If you have any medical condition which could affect you during a training session, you should note it on your application form, and inform the coach leading the session.  Any accident that does occur, no matter how minor, must be reported to the coach and recorded in the accident book.

Bike

  • A helmet MUST be worn for all cycling sessions.  No helmet means no ride!
  • Always follow the rules of the road, respect and be courteous to other road users, cycling safely at all times.
  • Wear and carry appropriate clothing for potential weather conditions and length of ride.
  • You should carry with you – spare inner tube and puncture repair kit, pump, food and drink, money and bike lights if cycling in the evening.

Swim – Pool 

  • Arrive in good time to get ready for the session
  • Notify a coach of any health problems you have before or during the session
  • Follow the venue rules
  • Only get in the pool if it is supervised i.e. Coach or lifeguard
  • Don’t dive in
  • Don’t run on poolside and make sure any equipment is safely stored so not a hazard to other swimmers on poolside
  • Ensure you are wearing the correct kit and have a drink to stay hydrated
  • Always follow the coaches instructions carefully and make sure you know the lane direction, do not swim up the middle of the lane
  • Leave a reasonable gap from the swimmer in front
  • Slower swimmers should wait to set off until faster swimmers have passed (i.e. don’t push off right in front of a faster swimmer who’s coming into the wall about to turn, as this blocks the faster swimmer)
  • Slower swimmers should push off almost immediately behind a faster individual or group, thus extending the time until they are lapped again and need to stop
  • Swimmers resting or otherwise waiting at the wall should stay far to one side of the lane. Do not stand or float in the middle of the lane
  • Swimmers should never stop in the middle of a length e.g. to adjust goggles
  • If you wish to overtake a swimmer tap gently on their feet, you may need to do this two or three times, please do not repeatedly slap another swimmers feet
  • Be aware that your effort level is reduced when drafting behind another swimmer, so don’t signal you want to go in front unless you are sure you can increase your pace. Also, if you are drafting leave sufficient room so you’re not continually tapping the leading swimmers feet
  • Do not swim wide past a swimmer unless your absolutely sure its safe to do so and you have the speed to do so. Be aware if you both get to the wall at the same time
  • When you feel someone touching your feet continue to the end of the length and wait in the corner until the swimmer behind has pushed off, if there is more than one swimmer in close concession then wait for them all to pass
  • Have consideration for others in the lane or pool – please be respectful that everyone wants a good session no matter what their ability

Run Sessions

The coached run sessions will be led and coached by Bramhall Runners.  Please respect the club and its members.  All monies should be paid to the coaches at the start of each session.

  • Wear appropriate clothing for the weather conditions and length of run
  • On dark nights wear reflective clothing
  • Bring a drink if necessary for the length of the session and warm clothes for after the session