Boating safety tips -
Make sure you have likejackets for all on board. Lifejackets are the single most important safety item on any boat and there should be one on board for each person
Always wear a lifejacket.
Check weather and local conditions
Stay alert to weather conditions -
Check your craft and safety equipment
Check your craft thoroughly in all respects before heading out on the water. Make sure your vessel is appropriate for the conditions
Check the motor is running properly. Do not set out until any engine trouble has been fixed. The engine might clear itself, but the chances are problems will only get worse
Check your fuel -
It is important that all safety gear is in good condition and ready for use because a lifejacket stowed under the anchor chain or a distress flare which has expired will not do the job it was designed for -
Keep in touch
Notify others -
Log on and log odd -
Always operate your boat at a safe speed
Be alert to possible riskier situations while boating, including at night, boating alone, crossing bars, and high risk of capsize or swamping
Use lights at night.