Boating activities at Flinders University are those that involve the use of all power boats, kayaks, canoes, dinghies, tinnies, submersibles, aircushion vessels and autonomous vessels. It does not include the use of boats by recreational clubs or commercial ferries for transport.
Boating safety procedure
All participants must abide by Flinders University Boating Safety Procedures.
As part of the field trip approval process and before the start of any University field trip involving boating, the field trip leader must obtain approval from the Maritime Safety Dive Officer (MSDO) as part of the field trip approval process. Using FlinSafe, please submit a Boating Safety Plan and Risk Assessment to the Maritime Safety Dive Officer for review at least 3 working days (72 hours) prior to the commencement of the trip.
Note, once approved the field trip leader must then forward the Boating Safety Plan and Risk Assessment to all participants of the trip so that they have an understanding of the risk and hazards associated with the work.
Maritime Safety Dive Officer (MSDO)
(Former title: University Boating and Diving Officer, UBDO)
Mobile: 0414 190 051
Office: (08) 8201 2534
Work Health and Safety Unit; Professional Services Building (Level 2)
GPO Box 2100 Adelaide SA 5001
Boating safety plan
The field trip leader should prepare a Boating safety plan as part of the field trip approval process. The details recorded in the form may greatly assist in the event of an emergency or search and rescue.
A boating safety plan should include:
- Boat name, length, registration and survey information.
- Skipper/ coxswain/ master name, contact number, training and experience.
- Dates, accurate location (including GPS coordinates) and number of proposed days on the water.
- University personnel on-board.
- Details of daily scheduled calling to nearest coast guard or sea rescue.
- Emergency contacts and protocol.
Note, alternatively, the boating safety plan details can be recorded directly in FlinSafe. Use Tab 5, Vehicles to record details of the boat and skipper. Use Tab 1, Field Trip Summary, to record accurate GPS location etc.