Safety – Page 9

  • Justin Slattery wearing his Crewsaver lifejacket
    News

    Lifejackets are useless unless worn

    2015-02-26T16:01:00Z

    Crewsaver has taken on a challenge to reduce the number of people who do not wear lifejackets.

  • A red smoke flare provides a visual signal
    News

    Flares have a purpose

    2015-02-26T16:01:00Z

    Contrary to may people’s beliefs, flares don’t spit hot metal and have to comply with strict criteria ensuring consistency and accuracy, so says Chris Feibusch, head of global marketing at Drew Marine Signal and Safety, parent company to Pains Wessex.

  • Designers work on improving the Plastimo lifejacket
    News

    New lifejackets from Plastimo

    2015-02-26T16:01:00Z

    The RNLI’s lifejacket guide states there must be enough lifejackets on board to suit all shapes and sizes, including children and pets, writes Katina Read.

  • News

    Garmin helps crews deal with emergency situations

    2015-02-26T16:00:00Z

    In an emergency situation, very few people manage to think straight - so says Garmin’s Nigel Craine.

  • Ocean Signal’s new rescueME EPIRB1
    News

    Even smaller and lighter products

    2015-02-26T16:00:00Z

    The quest for smaller, more integrated products continues with Ocean Signal launching what it claims is the world’s most compact Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon.

  • Spinlock’s new Foil deckvest
    News

    Spinlock expands its collection

    2015-02-26T16:00:00Z

    Spinlock has launched a new category of 50N personal flotation devices as part of its expanding deckware collection.

  • Pains Wessex flares comply with the latest legistlation
    News

    Boaters are becoming increasingly safety conscious

    2014-03-03T09:14:00Z

    Boaters are becoming increasingly safety conscious, with initiatives such as the RYA’s new annual Safety Advisory Notice launched at the London Boat Show providing additional advice, writes Katina Read.

  • News

    Plastimo is reintroduced to the UK

    2014-03-03T09:14:00Z

    Last year saw the reintroduction of the full range of Plastimo safety products, now available through Bainbridge Marine, writes Katina Read.

  • Spinlock's smaller, lightweight, CRC cylinders
    News

    Implementation of regulations prevents sub-standard products

    2014-03-03T09:14:00Z

    The implementation of ISO12402 standard in 2009 has limited the importation of sub standard products. And for reputable manufacturers such as Spinlock, distributed by Marathon Leisure, this is seen as very much in the public''s interest and safety, writes Katina Read.

  • The new PFE fire extinguisher
    News

    Bigger is better for radar reflectors

    2014-03-03T09:14:00Z

    While most of the products for a boat are becoming smaller and smaller, the opposite is true for radar reflectors, with the agreed view being ‘the bigger the better’.

  • Neil Chapman of Boatshed.com explains that safety and maintenance can give you a chance to market to your chosen audience
    News

    More than one reason to keep safety in view

    2013-05-14T08:33:00Z

    What does training, or for that matter equipment checks, mean to commercial retailers and suppliers? Stevie Knight asks...

  • You need to weigh up the pros and cons as to what kind of lifejacket is needed
    News

    Lifejackets: issues still need thought

    2013-05-14T08:32:00Z

    The lifejacket message is getting there – you only have to look at the figures, writes Stevie Knight. But choosing which type still needs thinking through

  • Training needs to make safety a 'reflex'
    News

    Getting out when things get scarey

    2013-05-14T08:32:00Z

    A simple fact of life is that boats can capsize, and while an open deck will just tend to dump crew and passengers in the water, cabins are another matter, writes Stevie Knight.

  • EPIRBs are very effective but complacency means half of boaters don’t register them
    News

    Raising the alarm

    2013-05-14T08:31:00Z

    EPIRBs are wonderful things, but there are issues getting people to do the decent thing and register them, writes Stevie Knight

  • The Wheel Mark is something we have come to know, but what value now?
    News

    Trick or treat?

    2012-02-20T23:17:00Z

    As soon as you release anything new into the market place you are waiting for the Asian copies coming back on the return tide, writes Stevie Knight.

  • The UK is, as yet, not as regulated as other places
    News

    You can't force the issue

    2012-02-20T23:17:00Z

    There’s definitely two camps on the subject of legislation. Many of the life-aid manufacturers have a large commercial presence – and this is a world that is governed by legislation.

  • iAIS Wireless AIS with iPad+Chart, available from Digital Yacht
    News

    AIS goes wireless

    2011-02-21T21:44:00Z

    Paul Sumpner of Digital Yacht firmly places the new generation of wifi AIS applications for iPad and iPhone within the safety category – bringing the lovely iPad even further from its ‘tech toy’ beginnings.

  • Plastimo’s liferafts benefit from an ‘envelope’ construction so it is possible to carry out repairs at sea
    News

    Inside the envelope

    2011-02-21T21:41:00Z

    Cathy Millien of Plastimo also takes issue with the ‘cheaper’ and often Asian-manufactured life-rafts, explaining that the company has taken on the challenge by offering all the latest innovative features on a tight budget.

  • The Fastfind PLB from McMurdo
    News

    Signalling additions

    2011-02-21T21:41:00Z

    There has been another part to this ongoing technological safety revolution. Some lifejackets now come with the ability to have a safety signalling device inserted or attached.

  • There's been a number of changes pushing recent lifejacket design forward
    News

    Staying afloat - the lifejacket evolution

    2011-02-21T21:40:00Z

    Lifejacket and safety aid manufacturers have been paddling hard to stay on top of a wave of change. However, Stevie Knight finds that some developments have arrived with hefty design implications...