Each vessel first completes a self-check list of safety equipment and this is then recorded. Vessels are unable to sail in our events until they are confirmed to have met all safety requirements, and will need to make corrections in order to take part in a race with trainees.
Information about the life saving appliances and other safety equipment is generally checked by experienced volunteers on behalf of the race committee.
We encourage the use of a Safety Management System on board all vessels, with the aim of ensuring all safety policies put in place for a vessel are both effective and appropriate. Trainees also undergo a series of safety briefings when they join a vessel.