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Safety at Sea

Handouts  Crew Safety Brief list    Safety elements     RNLI lifejacket inspection and here for annual maintenance:

BALTIC LIFEJACKETS   Crewsaver  Manual/Hammar Lifejacket Checking and Rearming

'Seamanship is about:

  -     Adam Nicolson, "Seamanship"

The best all round learning resource I have found is the CD ROM produced by the RNLI.  See their website at  RNLI.sea and beach safety

Fill in the form for free Safety on the Sea booklet, which also contain the invaluable safety CDROM, with learning aids to buoys, Colregs, safety, etc.. If you are interested in the Safety on the Sea videos contact RNLI on 01202 663174 for further details.

The RNLI run a free SEAcheck (Safety Equipment Advisory) service when an experienced skipper checks your safety gear and chats for an hour (or more!) about safety and your approach to it.  Very useful.  Contact the RNLI at Poole HQ  http://www.rnli.org.uk/  for your local organiser.

You can register details of your boat (CG 66 scheme) on line with the Coast Guard at https://mcanet.mcga.gov.uk/public/cg66/

MCGA Maritime Safety Broadcasts- here

Safety equipment check list -  Equipment check list

Yachting World safety checklist   yw_rigging_checklist

The most important factor is the crew and their knowledge of the factors affecting safety listed below.  The best gear in the world will be no use without your skill and control of the situation.  Basic skills in boat preparation, navigation, weather, first aid and emergency drills are essential.

 

Safety Briefing Checklist

Radio

       Procedures and operation in emergency / MAYDAY

First Aid              Location of kit

Engine

       Procedures for start and stop

Navigation Lights

       Use and battery conservation

Navigating

       Method of navigating to a suitable port or refuge

Fire fighting equipment

       Location and operation

Gas cooker

       Switch on/off routine and gas alarms

Bilge pumps

       Location and routine, gas build up

Seacocks

       Location and operation

Heads

       Correct operation. NB dry position at sea

Hatch discipline

       Fore hatches and windows to be shut at sea

Lifejackets / Harnesses

       Lifejackets and Harnesses policy

Cooking

       Bums and scalds prevention, wear oilskins

Friction burns/crush injuries

       Correct handling procedures

EPIRB

       Location and use

Flares

       Location and use

Searchlight

       Location (Day) and Ready Use Stowages

Lookouts at Sea

       Need, reports

Knives

       Yachts knife, personal knives

Man Overboard procedures 

       Heave to, engine, sails, practise asap

Oscar / Lifesling

       Location and use

Abandon Ship

       Liferaft brief

 

 

General

 

Smoking

       Not below nor when handling sails.

Oilskins

       Donning and wet areas

Tidiness and Hygiene

       Consideration for others, feeding, personal gear

Ensign and Burgee

       Burgee port signal halyard

Noise

       Alongside other yachts, crew asleep, fog

Medical

       Ask crew members privately to inform skipper of any conditions requiring continuing medication.

Alcohol

       Advise of risks to safety.

Sunburn and Exposure

       Hazards and symptoms

Seasickness

       Prevention and recognition

 

 

Deck

 

Head sail

       Bending on, sheet leads, changing

Mast

       Halyards, topping lifts etc

Mainsail

       Reefing arrangements, clew outhaul

Winches

       Operation, safety, security of handles

Jackstay, secure points 

       For clipping on

Safety Equipment

       Life rafts, Dan buoys and lights, heaving lines

Ropes and Fenders

       How to tie on and store

15th March 2012