We have a keen focus on keeping our people safe while they're out on the water and fishing.
For every competition we run, we have in place some rules governing safety.
We organise training to help keep our members safe - Examples of some training we have organised include Day Skipper courses (through Coastguard), hands on fire safety training, use of flares or practical water safety exercises.
We try to address safety issues at each club night and have a designated safety officer on the committee to help us keep up to date with issues around water safety.
Safety equipment We help our members to keep their safety equipment up to date. We've been successful in several Pub Charity grant applications to help members keep things like flare packs, life jackets, EPIRBS and first aid kits in good working order.
Annual Boat Safety Check In 2015 the Club began using the Coastguard Boating Safety Guide as part of an Annual Boat Safety Check. We found the Coastguard's guide was a handy “Warrant of Fitness” style checklist to ensure key areas of boat safety are met. We've now modified this form to try and make it a practical checklist you can use to physically run some checks on your boat and safety equipment.
We encourage all members to do this at least once a year and to send us your completed checklist. You may be asked to complete your checks prior to a trip - esp if we're going further afield than Canterbury.
Maritime NZ - Check your gear Including some useful information about fitting life jackets, care and maintenance of life jackets and other safety gear.