Safety

Safety

Safety is paramount in everything we do. Believe it or not it’s possible to be safe and have fun at the same time. All of our Skippers and Crew are trained to a high standard. All the boats operate under strict regulations and in line with the company’s safety management system (SMS).

With years of experience operating vessels locally and further afield, along with several years as members of the Royal National Lifeboat Service (RNLI), you can be assured you’re in safe hands.

All of our operations are carefully risk assessed. The vessels comply with the strict guidelines enforced by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). Vessels are inspected by the MCA to ensure compliance, and further to this, we at Bay Island Voyages insist on monthly audits of our vessels, crews and safety equipment by trained professionals. This way we can demonstrate our commitment to the safety of all when aboard one of the company vessels.

Training is key to prevent skill fade, and demonstrate that all of the planning and preparation during drills would be instinctively carried out if an emergency event were ever to occur.

Drills are carried out in house with all vessel crew members. Further to this we have links to both the local RNLI and Search and Rescue Helicopter, working together we can engage as a team to drill down on techniques and constantly develop our Safety Management System. With the Bristol Channel having the second highest tidal range in the world we are also ready to assist others if a situation were to occur.

All the vessels are equipped with safety items as set out in the MCA regulations. This includes but not limited to:

  • Self-inflating Liferafts
  • Lifejackets for everyone on-board
  • VHF radio’s
  • Thermal protective aids
  • Pyrotechnics for raising an alarm
  • First aid equipment
  • Firefighting equipment
  • Wind and waterproof clothing
  • Signalling Torches

Every effort is made to have safety at the forefront of everything we do. Should you have any questions or concerns ahead of a voyage then get in touch and we can discuss further.