Safety Notices

This is a page about issues with equipment or for passing on messages to the next Duty Crew.

The main source for reporting breakdowns/faults is still by writing in the BOSONS LOG (on the shelf next to the boiler).
If there is an important H&S issue, please ensure you have disabled and labelled the equipment. Report the fault in the Bosun’s log and write a short reminder about it on the white boards at the entrance. Although you may want to use these pages to ensure as many people as possible are aware of issues.

The DutyMan reminder email sent 7 days before a duty, has a short message asking all of the duty crew to check in with this section.

Current Notices

Item 1

We have NEW PETROL CANS. They are made from stainless steel (yes, they were expensive!) You need to know that when filling up the powerboat cannisters you need to RELEASE THE VENT VALVE (yes, just like on the powerboat cannisters). The very good news is that you no longer need to use the funnel with the filter. The new cannister has it's own screw-in filter nozzle. A funnel without the filter has been provided for those who can't aim straight. We stongly suggest you wear the blue nitril gloves (provided) as removing the filter from the can is a wee bit fiddly.

Item 2

We have set-up a page for Duty Officers - see notice about checklist introduction............more

Standing Notices


Be advised that marks should be place MORE than 30 metres from the edge of the water and please do avoid areas where fishing is taking place. 30 metres is 3 sections of the concrete pontoon.


A revised kit list for rescue boats has been issued by the RYA. Wire cutters are no longer a requirement. However, in their infinite wisdom they have declared that fire extinguisher are. You may find this useful to hit a fish on the head with should one land in the boat!


There is a log book on the shelf that contains tasks to be completed on Sunday’s and Saturday’s. This is a requirement of the Food Standard Agency. Please ensure its is signed and dated when the tasks are completed.