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Falmouth Marina

Marina Safety

Twenty emergency safety boxes are distributed around the marina for staff and customers to use in the event of an emergency – each kit includes: a fire extinguisher, a first aid kit, a life ring and a throw line.

In an emergency
  • Do not try to tackle the incident yourself - unless you are appropriately trained for the incident at hand - and it is safe to do so
  • In the event of an evacuation leave immediately and head for the nearest Fire Assembly Point. If the route is blocked, make your way to the nearest Water Evacuation Point
  • Follow all instructions given by marina staff, security and the emergency services.
General safety advice
  • First aid is available from the Marina Reception 24 hours a day
  • Locate and familiarise yourself with the positions of the marina safety boxes – you will find them on the pontoons. Nearby you will find emergency ladders.
  • Report all accidents and potential hazards to the Marina Reception immediately
  • Use rescue equipment only in the event of an emergency – advise the Marina Reception if you use any of the equipment. Misuse of this equipment may have life-threatening ramifications for future users
  • Keep the pontoons clear of materials, tenders etc.
  • Do not allow your vessel’s anchors and davits to overhang walkways
  • While you are in the marina keep your vessel speed to less than 5 knots – do not create wash
  • Do not ride, or allow children to ride in the marina trolleys
  • Children should wear suitable lifejackets and be supervised when near the water
  • In wet or icy weather watch out for slippery pontoons
  • It is strictly forbidden to swim, fish or scuba dive in the marina
  • Keep clear of vessels and machinery involved in lifting operations
  • Do not use bicycles, scooters or skateboards on the pontoons or jetties
  • Ensure that you use the correct size and quantity of mooring lines for your boat
  • Do not remove the supports from your vessel in the yard
  • Have electrical leads checked by a qualified person on a regular basis
  • Read the safety instructions on the electricity supply pod before connecting your boat to the supply
  • Do not sail or row boats in the marina
Advice on fire safety in the marina
  • Locate and note the position of Fire Assembly and Water Evacuation Points
  • At the Fuel Jetty: No smoking. Turn off mobile phones, VHF radios, engines and cooking appliances. Extinguish naked flames. Follow any instructions given by Premier staff
  • Do not use BBQs on boats, jetties or pontoons
  • Keep minimum stores of petrol, diesel and gas
  • Install a smoke alarm, test it regularly – fitting a smoke alarm is the simplest step you can take to reduce the risk of fire
  • Ensure all gas installations are in a sound condition and checked regularly by a qualified registered contractor
  • Make sure your gas bottle (LPG) is secured and kept away from heat sources
  • Check that your fire extinguishers and fire blanket are serviceable
  • Always isolate fuel and gas on leaving your vessel
  • Check electrical heaters, dehumidifiers and 240v equipment on leaving your vessel