Safety Corner

SAFETY DAY – SATURDAY 25TH APRIL – UPDATE !!

It’s time to give you the follow up we promised regarding our new and improved Safety Day – Saturday, 25th April.  We have a full slate of activities and we’ll be expecting you at 0900hrs or any time after.

Get your vessel safety sticker for 2015 from a CPSS rep (vessel must pass inspection, of course).  (Click here for Safe Boating Guide, check Pg. 16-18 for Safety Equipment Requirements).Have your fire extinguishers checked and serviced (or replaced?) by DNA – and ensure you know how to use them – demo by West Vancouver Fire – at a time to be confirmed.

Speaking of demos, Tim Lepard will have a rep on site to present the effective use of our new defibrillator – one “show” only @ 1100hrs.  Let’s make sure we have plenty of folk “trained up” on this important gear.

Penny from Thunderbird Marine will have a sampling of safety gear available, and if you want to check out the Coast Guard SAR toy(s) – those folks will be hanging out on the docks.

Cleanliness could be a safety issue – so the Juniors will be available that day to wash your vessel (separate advisory issued 7th April).

Finally (whew!) – we will host a low key Open House on this day – a great opportunity to show off our Cub – especially to prospective members, so bring a friend!

We really hope the listing above contains something for everyone.  Do join us – Saturday the 25th!

Vessel Security:

How has your vessel fared over the winter?  Time for a spring checkup?

  • lines secure / not chafed?
  • fenders inflated properly and placed effectively?
  • halyards tight or bungeed (courtesy to neighbours)
  • electrical cords clear of the water?

Did You Know?

We are ALL responsible for safety – our own and that of others. If you spot an unsafe condition (or unsafe act) you really should bring it to the attention of the individual responsible, and to the Club Superintendent or the Executive responsible – Rear Commodore, Vice Commodore etc.

Safety Documents:

EHYC Environment Regulations