Posts Tagged ‘safety’

Further details of help for boaters affected by Bath sinkings

Thursday, September 17th, 2020

The Environment Agency has this evening (17th September 2020) issued more information about the help available for boaters affected by the sinkings and strandings due to the sluice gate failure at Twerton in Bath. This includes details about what will be done to raise and inspect boats. Please see below.

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Help available for boaters affected by River Avon sinkings

Thursday, September 17th, 2020

Help is available for the boaters affected by the sinkings and strandings on the River Avon in Bath on 15th September 2020, caused by the failure of the Environment Agency’s (EA) sluice gate at Twerton. Alice and Carla from Julian House Travelling Communities Support Service will be on site today 17th September to assist anyone who needs support. Contact Alice on 07960 097719 or Carla on 07539 926809. The EA and CRT will also be at Weston Lock today from 8am. If you have any concerns about water levels or the sluice gate, contact 0800 807060 24 hours a day.

CRT has contracted with River Canal Rescue to raise and free the sunk and stranded boats and they will be on site today to assess damage to each boat. The Police, Avon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service, CRT and BaNES Council have also been on the spot to protect the boats, provide security and provide emergency accommodation (at YMCA Bath) or welfare support for those who need it. If you know anyone who has been affected please share this information with them as they may not have access to their phone, charger or laptop.

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Boat safety examinations can go ahead again as Coronavirus suspension is lifted

Saturday, May 23rd, 2020

The Boat Safety Scheme (BSS) has announced that boat safety examinations can now resume for most boat owners, but they will happen in a ‘new normal’ framework based on the latest Government guidance.

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Boat Safety certificates extended to 31st July

Sunday, May 10th, 2020

The Boat Safety Scheme has announced that all Boat Safety Certificates will be extended until 31st July 2020 due to the coronavirus lockdown. 

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Boat Fire Safety Talk, Honeystreet, 14th November

Monday, November 11th, 2019

There will be a Boat Fire Safety talk on Thursday 14th November 2019 at 6.30pm at the Barge Inn, Honeystreet, SN9 5PS. Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service will be giving out free fire and CO alarms. More Boat Fire Safety talks are planned.

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Boat fire and stove safety talk, tonight, Bradford on Avon

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

There will be a Boat Fire and Stove Safety talk tonight, Tuesday 29th October 2019 at 6.30pm at the Lock Inn, Lower Wharf, Bradford on Avon BA15 1LE. Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service and the Floaty Boat Fund will be giving out free fire and CO alarms, rope seals and smoke pellets (for testing stoves). More Boat Fire and Stove Safety talks are planned.

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Boat fire and stove safety talk, Devizes tomorrow 24th September

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

There will be a Boat Fire and Stove Safety talk tomorrow Tuesday 24th September 2019 at 6.30pm at the Black Horse, Bath Road, Devizes (between locks 47 and 48 on the Caen Hill flight).

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Boat Fire Safety Talk, Devizes, this Tuesday 27th November

Sunday, November 25th, 2018

There will be a Boat Fire Safety presentation at the Black Horse, Bath Road, Devizes (between locks 47 and 48 on the Caen Hill flight) this Tuesday 27th November 2018 at 7pm. There will also be one on 4th December 2018 at 6.30pm at the Cross Guns, Avoncliff.

Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service will be giving comprehensive advice on how to make your boat as fire safe as possible and what to do in case of fire, including FREE SMOKE DETECTORS AND CARBON MONOXIDE ALARMS!!

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Boat fire safety talk, Bradford on Avon, 8th November

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

There will be a Boat Fire Safety Talk at 7pm tomorrow, Thursday 8th November 2018 at the Lock Inn, Lower Wharf, Bradford on Avon. 

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Boat Fire Safety Talk, Bathampton, 12th March

Tuesday, March 6th, 2018

The last Boat Fire Safety Talk of this winter will be on Monday 12th March 2018 at 7.30pm at the George Inn, on the K&A canal in Bathampton. The George is under new management. The talk will be in the function room at the back of the pub.

Avon Fire and Rescue Service will be giving comprehensive advice on how to make your boat as fire safe as possible and what to do in case of fire, including FREE smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms.

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