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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’.

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.

Paddlesport 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 on water from high on the Pennines journeying its way down the river towards the sea. On its journey there may be factors that can potentially change the quality of water in the river from day to day and therefore we cannot guarantee the open body of water is bathing quality.  So remember, 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 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 completed in advance.

Summer school holiday activities

Check out our great selection of watersports activities to keep the kids entertained this summer! Including introductory sessions to stand up paddleboarding and kayaking. Activities are a great way to experience the thrills of watersports!

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