Only a few days to go until Ocean Safety February Open Day

Ocean Safety will be inviting yacht owners to familiarise themselves with their essential onboard safety equipment when the company opens its doors to customers at its Southampton depot on 3rd and 4th February 2018.

Ocean Safety Glasgow and Plymouth will run a similar event on Saturday 3rd February.

Hopefully you’ve never had to launch your liferaft or seen your lifejackets inflated, or even let off a fire extinguisher or flare. We all hope for drama-free boating, but it’s worth being prepared, ready for coming spring.

You are invited to bring along your liferafts, lifejackets, and other serviceable onboard 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 The open day runs from 10am- 4pm. For details of how to get there visit

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