Marina safety

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