Safety

Index (alphabetical listing) ABC of Safety & Rescues Emergency Communications – VHF – EPIRB old & new Emergency Equipment & Marine Equipment Suppliers H&S – Adventure Activity, Auditing & Clubs’ Exemption Incidents & Accidents Database KASK Safety Initiatives – Database – Brochure Long load safety flags Mayday and PanPan Call Format Change PLB or EPIRB Prevention of Collision at Sea Radar Reflectors Rescues – How to Safety Equipment Tests Safety Items – Decklines – Paddle securing straps – Leapfrogging self rescues Trip Planning – Float Plan Useful Kayak Safety Resources Visibility of kayaks and paddle craft – Important Safety Notice – ARC Bylaw VHF Channels Changed on 1 October 2016 Water Safety Champions for 2011 Celebrated – Caffyn Weather Forecasts

A Test of Safety Equipment

In 2007 a test was done in Auckland relating to the visibility of kayakers. The report from that test is in this document Kayak Safety Equipment…
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ABC of Safety & Rescues

Experience A – beginner or simple day paddlingB – done some overnight trips. Know how to do rescues, 2-boat and soloC – can roll For…
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Emergency Communications

Buying a VHF radio Most important thing to do – Having removed your new radio from its box, switch it to the International setup. There…
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Important Safety Notice

ARC Bylaw ~ Visibility of kayaks and paddle craft Effective from 1 July 2008 Clause 2.17 Auckland Regional Council Navigation Safety Bylaw 2008 1. Every kayak…
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KASK Safety Initiatives

Following a grim 2003/04 paddling summer, with two sea kayakers drowning, another killed in a collision with a power boat and several offshore rescues that…
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Long load safety flags

The LTSA and the New Zealand Police Infringement Bureau revised and markedly increased infringement fees pertaining to offences relating to failing to identify an ‘over-dimension’…
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Other Safety Items

Decklines At a recent forum, during rescue practice, it was noticed how many kayaks had decklines fitted that were too tight to be grasped or…
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PLB or EPIRB

Firstly – Andrew McCauley never actuated his beacon. It was tested after his kayak was retrieved and was found to be in working order –…
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Prevention of Collision at Sea

See Maritime Rules Part 22: Collision Prevention Maritime Rules Part 22 Collision Prevention The rules can be downloaded as a PDF Maritime Rules, Part 22: Collision…
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Radar Reflectors

Refer to this site – Radar Reflectors and Sea Kayak Visibility Also read the Radar, Reflectors and Sea Kayaks: A Visibility Study PDF (2.5 MB).
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Rescues – how to

Two kayaks and involving one capsize The description below shows how to do the most basic recovery. There are T, X, H rescues, dragging the rescued…
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Trip Planning

Float Plan When filled out, this form will give anyone looking for your paddling group, some idea of the area you may be in, expected…
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Useful Kayak Safety Resources

Towing ~ Describes a number of different towing setups. Towing Techniques PDF (765 KB). Cold water paddling ~ hypothermia, suitable clothing etc. Cold Water Safety…
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Weather Forecasts

MetService supports Safe Boating Week and give pointers to better understanding the reports. Understanding Sea Conditions From Marine Forecasts For more information and app download…
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