The RYA formally launched the Safety Advisory Notice at the London Boat Show 2014. It highlights critical safety issues and is the first of its kind carrying the logo, 'Be safe: Enjoy more'.
This new safety initiative consolidates the RYA's advice and information for boaters in a thought provoking way. The notice highlights critical current safety issues, some specifically from incidents that occurred last year, including kill cords and CO poisoning. It is a digest of the safety issues that people need to consider for the coming season.
You can read the Safety Advisory Notice here - 10 pages of advice and a must read by everyone before going out on the water. It covers topics that range from Alcohol Use to Buoyancy Aids and Lifejackets.
The Safety Notice has a 4-bullet point action plan for anyone going out on the water:
- Look after yourself
- Have a plan
- Keep in touch
- Know your limits
Don't ruin a good day out on the water! Be safe: Enjoy more.
An RYA Safety Advisory Group will examine safety concerns and incidents throughout the year, consolidate lessons learnt and issue further advice.
For more information about the advisory group and safety topics visit www.rya.org.uk