All Swim Secretaries should have an information pack containing advice, policies and risk asessment information. Copies of these and replacement risk assessment forms,Accident forms and Accident books may also be obtained from the Safety Officer.
Risk Assessments for Championships/events should be completed on the appropriate form and sent to the Safety Officer one month prior to the Championship or event. In consequence, an Accident / Incident Report Form should be despatched to the Safety Officer as soon as possible after the event.
Weil’s disease is a form of a bacterial infection also known as Leptospirosis that is carried by animals, most commonly in rats and cattle. It can be caught by humans through contact with rat or cattle urine, most commonly occurring through contaminated fresh water. Although human infection in the UK is minimal it is still worth taking some preventative measures to decrease the possibility of contracting it.
Please read more about Weil’s Disease in the article provided by ROSPA (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents):
Weil’s Disease Advice Sheet