Boating Hazards Checklist

  • Hold on with one hand whenever you move about on deck.
  • Make sure any children on board wear lifejackets in any situation when they might fall into the water.
  • Wear non-slip rubber or rope-soled shoes on board.
  • Insist that non-swimmers stay inside when the boat is moving in open water.
  • Make sure that everyone knows where the lifebelt is, and understands how to use it.
  • Check that the lifebelt is ready for use.
  • Check the contents of the first aid box.
  • Never jump off the front of a moving boat.
  • Do not try to stop the boat by fending off with your feet or hands - you will have little effect and you may be seriously injured.

See also:

Buying a Boat
Hiring a Boat
Living Afloat

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