Appendix 1: Risk Identification
For general information on Maritime Rules & Legislation, please visit the Maritime New Zealand website.
See below for other risks associated with small boating:
- Familiarity with relevant First Aid practices and equipment
- How to obtain weather forecast for the appropriate area.
- Relating forecast conditions to probable effects on waters
and swell in the area, where applicable, and reconciling these
users and the vessels capabilities.
- Contingency planning for sudden weather changes.
Use of Equipment
- Care when using lines and nets.
- The effects on stability of over-side loading.
- Danger associated with recovering snagged equipment.
- Avoiding entanglement of propulsion units by lines and nets.
- Dangers associated with free surface water.
- Care when using powered winches.
- Prior training in safe use of equipment, including use of
emergency equipment and dealing with breakdowns.
- Approaching divers in the water and getting on board.
- General familiarity with University Diving Code of Practice,
particularly requirements relating to specific geographical
- Dangers of overloading with personnel and equipment.
- Selection of suitable vessels.
- Familiarity with diving related First Aid practices and equipment.
- Prior training in use of First Aid equipment.
- Knowledge of possible difficulties locating and recovering
divers and how to deal with them.
Supervising Larger Groups Undergoing Water Based Training
- Maintaining head count, particularly during incidents.
- Delegation of responsibilities.
- Recovery of people from water.
- Maintaining a reasonable ratio of rescue craft to boats NZ
Yachting Federation recommendation is 1 rescue craft per 6 boats
- Care when handling fuel or chemicals to avoid spills.
- Care with equipment and packaging to avoid pollution and
physical hazards to wild life.
- Avoiding unnecessary physical damage to the environment from
vessel or equipment.
- Not smoking on boats.
See also the Maritime Rules 35.11, 1 (b) for other risk avoidance and control.