safety policy

ACTIVITY: MOTOR BOAT

Suntracker pontoon boat

 

 

Venue: Hamble River

           

Instructor Qualification:

 

RYA Powerboat Level 2, plus in-house induction and training

 

Ratio:             Maximum 12 passengers. 

In addition to the Instructor there must be at least one responsible adult present during session aware of the abilities and disabilities within the group

 

Equipment:

·         Boat must be in good state of repair.  The following should all be in good condition and working order:

o   hulls, sides/gates, decking, seating, painters, attachment points, outboard engine fuel tanks, battery, anchor, steering wheel/cables, fire extinguisher                                    

·         Instructor should have available:

o   Paddle, Mobile Phone, First Aid Kit.

·         Monthly logged checks will be carried out on the boats and their fittings

·         Engine will be serviced regularly

 

Pre Session:

When planning the way a session will be run consideration needs to be given to:

·         Weather: Air temperature, wind (speed and direction), water temperature, outlook, when appropriate wind, chill, burn time.

·         Tide: Time of high/low water, range.

·         Group Ability: Individual needs, medical issues.

·         Report/record details of direction/destination and estimated return time.

·         Check boat, equipment and amount of fuel carried

 

Session:

·         Fit and check personal buoyancy before going afloat.

              Exceptions may be made. See Safety Policy: Personal Buoyancy.

·         Give safety talk, as appropriate, at start of session

·         Ensure that care is taken while participants are on jetty or near water

             

End of Session:

·         Ensure care is taken when disembarking, while on jetty and while putting boat away

·         During busy periods the motorboat should not be left unattended on jetty.

·         Faulty equipment should be labelled and/or removed from service.  The fault should be logged (staffroom whiteboard/check sheet) and made good as soon as possible.

 

THE INSTRUCTOR HAS FINAL SAY IN DECIDING WHETHER OR NOT A SESSION TAKES PLACE AND IN WHAT MANNER IT IS CARRIED OUT