Think safety. Knowledge and planning will reduce the risk and increase the enjoyment.
The Boating Code of Conduct:
• Think safety.
Knowledge and planning will reduce the risk and increase the enjoyment.
• Bring any necessary equipment.
The equipment must be well maintained and easily accessible.
• Treat weather conditions and the open water with respect.
• A boat must only be used when conditions are favourable.
• Follow the Boating Code of Conduct.
Rules for right of way, speed limits and use of lanterns must be adhered to.
• Use life buoyancy aids.
Approved buoyancy aids for everyone on board is mandatory.
• Make sure you are rested and sober.
The legal alcohol limit is 0.8 when in charge of a vessel.
• Show consideration. Safety, the environment and the well-being of others are the responsibility of all.
The Swimming Code of Conduct:
• Use approved life jacket.
• Learn to swim.
• Never swim alone.
• Do not dive without knowing how deep the water is.
• Never push other people into the sea.
• Never hold someone under water.
• Come out of the water if you feel cold or unwell.
• Swim along the shore. Do not swim under a quay or a diving board.
• Only call for help if you are in danger.
• Do not swim when you are hungry, immediately after you have eaten or if you are under the influence of intoxicating substances.