Most boats these days have some form of a
Once a year you need to organise a
You will be able to find a local company registered for boats on the
Once the inspection is complete a certificate will be issued, showing details of what has been checked and details of any faults found.
Before every trip you should have some form of
Always make sure, if you are not using any
This is normally in the
If this is not an easy task to do, then the closest isolation valve will do.
Carry out a visual check of all appliances, as well any visible pipes and hoses, should you notice anything different, then do not use the
Get it checked over straight away by a professional, always be safe.
The compartment should have a drain hole that will drain overboard, this should stop
Ensure the drain hole is checked regularly, pour some water down and check it is not blocked up.
If you Suspect a
- Do Not Smoke
- Isolate the
gassupply at the bottle.
- If in the dock, get everyone off and a safe distance away.
- Open all windows and hatches to get fresh air on the boat.
- LPG ( Liquefied Petroleum
Gas) is denser than air and will always fall to the lowest point.
- Do not use anything electrical.
Never test with any form of naked light, you will cause an explosion.
You can now buy
If you suspect a
Carbon Monoxide Detector
Carbon monoxide can kill, you cannot see it or smell it.
Make sure you have a detector fitted in the same location as any
You can buy a combined smoke and carbon monoxide detector for around £20.00,
Always follow the maker’s instruction on how to fit.
Don’t just fit and forget the alarm, carry out regular checks to make sure it is working and still in good condition.
A good skipper will always ensure safety
Enjoy your trip.