EVERY PERSON GOING ON THE WATER MUST WEAR CORRECTLY FITTING PERSONAL BUOYANCY WHICH COMPLIES WITH CURRENT EU STANDARDS
Personal buoyancy should be worn while on boats and in the vicinity of the river, including banks and jetties
Buoyancy aids (50 Newton)
Suitable for swimmers
Suitable for non-swimmers in rafted canoes or motor boat
Lifejackets (150 Newton)
Suitable for swimmers and non-swimmers
All personal buoyancy must comply with EU standards and be CE marked
- Monthly logged inspections will be carried out and any buoyancy aid or lifejacket found to be in disrepair will be taken out of service until repair is made good
- All jackets must be clean and presentable
- All gas jackets to have an annual service
NON CENTRE PERSONAL BUOYANCY
Privately owned personal buoyancy should meet the above requirements and be in a good state of repair. It must be inspected by the instructor and may only be worn at the instructor’s discretion.
A personal flotation device (lifejacket or buoyancy aid) will be provided for every participant on the water.
Some visitors will need to remain strapped in to wheelchairs during a motorboat session. If this is the case then
- Release those straps (chest, lap, feet) which can be undone without causing risk to the visitor.
- Designate visiting staff member to remove other straps in the event of an incident.
- Buoyancy aids must not be fitted over chest harness, lap belt, etc if this will prevent those straps being easily undone should the person need to be removed from the chair.