Premier Marinas takes the health and safety of all visitors and staff at its marinas very seriously.
Please familiarise yourself with all our health and safety rules and regulations, which are listed below. You can also find our Health and Safety policy statement here.
Water safety in the marina
- If you see someone in danger, raise the alarm.
- Try to contact the marina staff - use your boat radio, shout and/or wave your arms.
- If you are able, use the lifesaving equipment available, such as a reach pole, a life ring or life buoy or a safety line.
- If you aren't able to provide assistance, try and mark the person’s location and travelling speed and make the marina team aware of this information.
General safety advice
- First aid is available from the marina’s reception 24 hours a day.
- Locate and familiarise yourself with the positions of the marina safety boxes on the pontoons. Nearby you will find emergency ladders.
- Report all accidents and potential hazards to the marina’s 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 five 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.
- Install a smoke alarm, test it regularly – fitting a smoke alarm is the simplest step you can take to reduce the risk of fire.
- Do not use BBQs on boats, jetties or pontoons.
- Keep minimum stores of petrol, diesel and gas.
- 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.
- At the Fuel Jetty special rules apply. No smoking. Turn off mobile phones, VHF radios, engines and cooking appliances. Extinguish naked flames. Follow any instructions given by Premier staff.
Boatyard safety advice
Premier Marinas has a legal duty to ensure health and safety is managed in the workplace, ensuring risks are kept as low as reasonably practicable. This requires the segregation of employees engaged in lifting and moving vessels and customers. Please adhere to the following:
- Suitable PPE must be worn as instructed by Premier employees when inside the boatyard.
- Customers are not permitted to approach their vessel unless it has been made safe and the customer has been invited to approach by a Premier employee.
- Customers are not permitted on their vessel whilst it is being lifted or in transit.