The Home and Dry fishing safety campaign was created with support from the fishing industry, to share vital messages about safety at sea, and help all fishermen get back to their families, home and dry.
Falling overboard is one of the biggest causes of fatalities in commercial fishing. Our man overboard campaign aims to help vessel owners, skippers, and crew members improve their safety practices to reduce the risk of going overboard in the first place.
These three simple steps, if actioned today, can save lives.
Do your written risk assessment. What can you do to prevent someone from falling overboard?
Practise how you would recover someone from the water. It’s harder than you think and speed is of the essence.
Always wear a PFD on deck. Wear it correctly, according to the instructions. Wearing a PLB is also highly recommended
Get guidance on drills and free drill cards
Wearing a PFD with a PLB will help save your life if you go overboard.
Control and manage risks on your vessel.
Simple recovery solutions.
Simple checks to make sure your vessel is stable.
A handy free resource to help keep you and your crew safe
Comply with legal requirements and take advantage of voluntary training opportunities.
Read about the law on fishing safety
For health and welfare advice, contact SAIL.