Ocean Safety is inviting yacht owners to familiarise themselves with their essential on board safety equipment when the company opens its doors to customers at its Southampton depot on 3 and 4 February.
Ocean Safety Glasgow and Plymouth will run a similar event on 3 February.
You are invited to bring along your liferafts, lifejackets, and other serviceable on board safety equipment to be checked by Ocean Safety’s expert team. Everyone is welcome to turn up to watch general demonstrations which will be held throughout the day but if you want to see your own liferaft inflated or equipment opened and checked, you will need to make an appointment. This equipment can then be left for servicing and can be collected at a later date. During the day there will be plenty to see and do and the experts will be on hand to answer questions
General Manager, Alistair Hackett explains, “We are repeating the successful Open Days that we have held regularly in the past. Boat owners and crews appreciate one-to-one advice and guidance. It is very interesting for them to see a liferaft being inflated for example, because hopefully not many of them have ever had to use one in anger.”
Visitors to the Southampton Open Day will also see and take part in flare demonstrations and personal AIS recovery systems demonstrations. A full programme is now available on Ocean Safety’s website.
Visitors will need to book a time slot for their liferaft inspection and demonstration by calling Emily at Ocean Safety on 02380 720800 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The open day runs from 10am- 4pm. For details of how to get there visit www.oceansafety.com