Health and Safety Guidance

When operating models at The Mundy Canoe Pond Members should be aware:

a). When launching and retrieving models be aware that the edges and surround to the pond may be slippery (e.g. due wildfowl droppings).

b). Of any item on boats (such as masts, antennas, etc.), which could cause eye injury when bending down over the model.

c). The pond may contain water-borne diseases (e.g. Weil’s disease).  Make sure that any scratches or minor abrasions that may come into contact with pond water are covered with a waterproof plaster and wash hands thoroughly in clean water as soon as possible after any contact.

d). If entering the water to retrieve a stranded model be aware that the bottom of the pond will silted and slippery.  Also, there may be unseen underwater obstructions that could form a trip hazard.  If possible make contact with someone on the pond side and remain in contact until you (and the model) are safely out of the water.

e). Rotating propellers have the potential to cause injury when out of the water, for example when on a boat stand or being transported to or from the water if the throttle stick on the transmitter is accidentally moved or if the propeller is normally exposed during operation (i.e. on skimmers, airboats, hovercraft, etc.).