The summer months have come and gone, but this doesn’t mean that danger is going into hibernation.
It is important to take preventative measures to protect yourself from fire on your vessel. There are a few ways to go about this:
Make sure you have a smoke alarm and fire extinguisher. Carbon Monoxide and gas detectors are useful as they will alert you to CO on your boat, protecting you from fire and CO poisoning. This is especially useful if you have gas cylinders on your boat.
Make sure to be careful when cooking on your boat.
To prevent fuel fires, you should keep the engine compartment well ventilated and make sure fuel is safely stored.
If a fire starts on your boat, make sure to switch off fuel and gas, if possible, get as far away from the fire as you can get on deck, and make sure everybody is wearing a life jacket. If you are inland, get out and call 999 immediately.
Keep tuned for more in our series of safety tips to get you back in the water.
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