The biggest lifesaver is to stay on board

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.

  1. Assess the risks

    Do your written risk assessment. What can you do to prevent someone from falling overboard?

    Find out how to do a risk assessment
  2. Do your drills

    Practise how you would recover someone from the water. It's harder than you think and speed is of the essence.

    Learn about drills
  3. Wear a PFD

    Always wear a PFD on deck. Wear is correctly, according to the instructions. Wearing a PLB is also highly recommended.

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You are legally required to take these steps to keep you and your crew safe.

FURTHER SAFETY STEPS

DRILLS

DRILLS

Get guidance on drills and free drill cards

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PFD - WHY ARE THEY IMPORTANT?

PFD - WHY ARE THEY IMPORTANT?

Wearing a PFD with a PLB will help save your life if you go overboard.

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RISK ASSESSMENT

RISK ASSESSMENT

Control and manage risks on your vessel.

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LEARN HOW TO GET BACK ON BOARD

LEARN HOW TO GET BACK ON BOARD

Simple recovery solutions.

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For health and welfare advice, contact SAIL.

HOW TO COMPLY WITH ILO 188

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