If your job requires you to spend time out on open water, it’s that much more important to be prepared in case of an emergency.
Take a quick look at the list below to ensure that you’re complying with legislation in addition to keeping everyone on board safe.
- An airtight container with at least 6 self-igniting signal flares inside.
- A complete first aid kit (one for each group of 24 workers) that everyone is aware of and has access to.
- A life jacket or personal flotation device for every person on the boat. These need to be stored in a place that can be reached by the worker at all times and the minimum required buoyancy is 34 lbs – pool noodles won’t cut it!
- An approved flotation device like a lifebuoy 30 inches in diameter (different than a life jacket), with 27 metres of floating line attached.
Did You Know?
If you’re working alone on a boat, the life jacket or personal flotation device must be worn at all times.
For a full list of what you need to know for safe boating practices, check out SAFE Work Manitoba’s bulletin for open water fishing.