Marinas and boatyards can be dangerous. We do everything we can to keep you safe, but please follow our recommendations.
Using Marina Electricity
All cables and plugs must be made for the marine environment and be undamaged. The wiring on your boat and onboard electricity systems must comply with appropriate standards.
If you have any problems with connecting to the electricity supply, ask the marina team for help.
- Switch everything onboard off and check that all sockets and plugs are clean and dry.
- First connect the cable to the boat, then to the marina socket.
- Switch everything onboard off and switch off the supply.
- First disconnect from the marina socket, then from the boat's socket.
- Never connect more than one supply to a boat and never connect one boat to another.
- Never attempt to repair or alter connecting cables, plugs or marina infrastructure.
- Never use worn or damaged cables, plugs or sockets.
Call 999 for FIRE, AMBULANCE, POLICE or the COASTGUARD. Then call the marina on VHF Ch 80 or by phone so the marina staff can help.
In case of fire, raise the alarm as widely as possible and evacuate by the closest exit.
Call for help, then try to assist the casualty without putting yourself in danger. There are life rings and ladders on all the walkways and marina staff have access to more lifesaving equipment. Use a ladder on the back of a nearby boat if necessary.
Around the Marina
Everything is more dangerous if you are intoxicated. Have fun, but stay safe.
Watch your step
Pontoons can be slippery when wet or frosty. Take extra care at night.
Marinas and boatyards are full of trip hazards. Please don't leave anything blocking the walkways.
Never carry a person or pet in a marina trolley. If you have a very heavy load, ask the marina team for a loan of their muscles or the marina golf cart.
Pets (and children)
Please keep them under close control and clear up after them. The marina team can suggest local places for kids and pooches to let off steam.
Swimming, snorkeling and diving is not allowed. The marina office can supply details of commercial divers if you need your hull cleaned or a propeller cleared.
To keep wildlife safe and berth holders happy, we don't allow fishing anywhere within the marina.
- Check in with the marina office before working on your boat
- Check in with the marina office before going to a boat in the hoist slings
- Never move chocks or cradle supports
- Beware of the travel hoist, forklift and boat lifter moving around the dock and yard
- Watch out for trip hazards and keep pathways clear
- Don't tip chemicals or paints down the drains
- Be sensible climbing onboard and working on boats in the yard - falling onto tarmac will hurt
Download our health and safety guidelines for practical advice for keeping you safe.