To ensure your safety in the marina be aware of the location of the following sites in the marina: Emergency Points – with life rings and safety advice, Fire Assembly Points, Evacuation Points, Fire Extinguishers, and first-aid kits. In an emergency dial 999.
In an emergency
- Do not try to tackle the incident yourself – unless you are appropriately trained for the incident at hand – and it is safe to do so
- In the event of an evacuation leave immediately and head for the nearest Fire Assembly Point.
- Follow all instructions given by marina staff and the emergency services.
General safety advice
- First aid is available from the Marina Office
- Report all accidents and potential hazards to the Marina Office immediately
- Use rescue equipment only in the event of an emergency – advise the Marina Office if you use any of the equipment.
- Keep the pontoons clear of materials, tenders etc.
- Do not allow children to ride in the marina trolleys
- Children should wear suitable lifejackets and be supervised when near the water
- In wet or icy weather watch out for slippery pontoons
- Keep clear of vessels and machinery involved in lifting operations
- Do not use bicycles, scooters or skateboards on the pontoons or jetties
- Ensure that you use the correct size and quantity of mooring lines for your boat
- Do not remove the supports from your vessel in the yard
- Have electrical leads checked by a qualified person on a regular basis
Advice on fire safety in the marina
- Locate and note the position of Fire Assembly Points
- Keep minimum stores of petrol, diesel and gas
- Install a smoke alarm, test it regularly – fitting a smoke alarm is the simplest step you can take to reduce the risk of fire
- Ensure all gas installations are in a sound condition and checked regularly by a qualified registered contractor
- Make sure your gas bottle (LPG) is secured and kept away from heat sources
- Check that your fire extinguishers and fire blanket are serviceable
- Always isolate fuel and gas on leaving your vessel
- Check electrical heaters, dehumidifiers and 240v equipment on leaving your vessel