Safety Tips

Fire Safety on Boats

The Boat Safety Scheme provides tips and advice on how to protect your boat and crew from fire, and what to do if a fire breaks out.

Whilst fire is unlikely on a boat that is well maintained to minimum safety standards, it is a grave concern to boaters who can be caught unawares or in a situation where escape is difficult. Breathing in a space filled with toxic fumes and smoke is like drowning out of the water. Two breaths and you could be unconscious. Give you and your crew an early warning fit a smoke alarm if you stay aboard your boat.

Take a look at the Fire Safety on Boats leaflet on how to prevent fires and what to do in the event of a fire on board and check out this link for more information and advice on portable gas appliances, BBQ Safety, Carbon Monoxide and a host of other topics.


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