Falling overboard is one of the biggest causes of fatalities in commercial fishing. Our Man Overboard Prevention information can help you reduce the risk of going overboard and improve your chances of survival if you do end up in the water.
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 is 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.
Funded events in environmental training pools across the UK aim to highlight the dangers of falling overboard on fishing vessels.
For health and welfare advice, contact SAIL.