Open Water Emergency Action Plan (EAP)

The Bridge Dartford South Lake

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Emergency Action Plan (EAP)

Location of Nearest Telephones if no mobile receptionLake side marshal to have mobile phone to hand
  1. DWOTC Registration Point
  2. Bridge Management Security Office Tel: 01322 629231

Nearest telephone

Location of the Nearest First Aid Qualified Person Qualified first aider will be present, if in doubt immediately Dial 999 and inform site security on above number
Location of First Aid Equipment With Club Lake Swim Marshal at DWOTC Registration Point, includes foil blankets.
Emergency Vehicle Access Via Bob Dunn Way and Marsh Street (see map)Tell 999 nearest address DA1 5SX access via Marsh Street

Marshals to position themselves in Marsh Street and Fastrack route to direct Emergency Vehicle

Location of Nearest Hospital Accident & Emergency 24/7 (999)
Darent Valley Hospital,
Darent Wood Road,
DA2 8DA.
Tel: 01322 428100 (switchboard)
Directions to Darent Valley HospitalTurn left on to A206 Bob Dunn Way (Follow signs A2 / M25 South)Turn on to A282 (M25) take

1st exit Dartford, take 1st exit Princess Rd following A&E signs, at roundabout take

2nd exit straight ahead, at second roundabout take

3rd exit Darent Valley Hospital and follow signs for A&E

 Directions to Darenth Valley
Ordinance Survey Grid for Helicopter TQ 55267 75817
Latitude: 51.460040
Longitude: 0.23357481
Hypothermia Symptons Shivering
Numb hands or feet
Confusion, memory loss, or slurred speech
Exhaustion or drowsiness
Shallow breathing
Loss of consciousness
Treatment Restore Warmth Slowly by:

  • removing wet clothing and dry the person off, if needed.
  • warm the person’s trunk first, not hands and feet.
  • Warming extremities first can cause shock.
  • wrapping in blankets/towels or put dry clothing on the person.
  • Use foil blanket as supplementary.

In severe case call 999, otherwise transfer to hospital

General Principle

  • The Emergency Action Plan is owned and maintained by the training session DWOTC Lake Marshal
  • The Plan is reviewed and revised prior to the commencement of the new season to take into account changes to the site, emergency access and risk assessments
  • The Plan will be visible at Lake Registration
  • EAP briefing to all Club Marshals prior to the commencement of each swim
  • Member Registration and Accident book held at Lake Registration
  • Registration/Lake Marshal and kayak will have radio contact with one another
  • Standard Operating Procedure – If in doubt call 999 do not delay
  • Registration will hold a loud warning horn in case of incident/inclement weather thus ending session
  • No more than 50 swimmers permitted in the water at any one time.




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