Safety in the marina

Keep yourself safe

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Staying safe

We need you to keep yourself (and your guests) as safe as possible. Although we want you to have fun afloat don’t lose sight of the dangers. Take special care to inform any guests of the dangers of the marina environment, particularly if they are new to boating.

Safety equipment

We want to make sure you stay safe on the pontoons and around the water. We ensure safety equipment is available on every pontoon and is in good, working order. In return we ask you to familiarise yourself with the location of this equipment and how to use it. Can’t find something? Let us know as soon as possible!

What can you find on site?

  •  Safety ladders are located on each pontoon. The tops are painted bright yellow and can be used in an emergency to get out of the water. Find out how to use them here

  •  Fire extinguishers are kept in red cabinets and at lease one is located on each pontoon.

  • Life rings are located on every pontoon and around the marina. See how to use them here

  • Throw lines can be found on every pontoon and around the marina. Find out how to use them here. 

  • A telescopic rescue hook is a lightweight and strong rescue system which gives users control and confidence.

  • A Portable Jason’s Cradle can be deployed quickly to retrieve people unable to assist themselves due to injury. Usage instructions are displayed alongside its storage location.
Fire safety

Fire safety

In the event of a fire raise the alarm by shouting ‘Fire, Fire, Fire’ and evacuate everyone from the area as quickly and safely as possible. Do not attempt to extinguish the fire unless it is safe to do so. Call 999 and ask for the fire brigade. Call the marina office so they can assist and secure the fire brigade to the location of the fire.

Fire extinguishers are located on every pontoon and by the facility buildings. 

First Aid

First Aid

Small first aid kits are located on every pontoon, and a defibrillator is available at the marina reception.

First aid advice can be found on the NHS website

Information on how to use a defibrillator can be found here

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