Kayak Hazard Identification

11 Apr 2016

Kayak Fishing Hazard Identification:

STEPS                                       -Key TasksHAZARDS                                                (Associated with each Key Task)SIGNIFICANT   Y/NHAZARD CONTROL BARRIERS                                                                (How do you propose to eliminate, isolate or minimise?)RECOVERY                            (What will you do if the controls/Barriers Fail?)
Log trip reportunreported trip reportylog trip report with Coastguard channel 61, stating kayak name , call sign, destination, and ETA.Contact sub group leader                                                   and                                                Coast Guard on Channel 61
Basic safety equipmentno form of communication ,not visable to other craftYcell phone, vhf, light, flag,compass.Coast Guard on Channel 61
Sea conditionswaves, wind, swell, rip tides.Ydo not go out in marginal conditions,never go alone.SEEK ASSISTANCE
Travelling to and from fishing destinationobstructions, sea and weather conditions, other craft, dehydration, sunstroke. Hypothermia.Ybe aware of the conditions, complete a weather assessment,check other vessell movements, take fluids, and headwear .Stop & Report any issue.
Fishingfalling out of kayak, hooks and lures in hands, cuts from knives and sharp objects, entanglement in lines and ropes.Yensure life jackets are worn, never fish alone, always use a paddle leash,have some first aid equipment on board.have pliers and or cutters on board. SEEK ASSISTANCE                    Contact Coast Gard On Channel 61
Fishing in hours of darknessbeing hit by other craft, being tipped out by unseen wavesynever fish alone, have lights on board,and back up light,SEEK ASSISTANCE                    Contact Coast Gard On Channel 62
Deep water paddlingfalling out being unattached to kayakya tether from kayak to angler,[always remove tether during surf landing ] never go alone.

SEEK ASSISTANCE                    Contact Coast Gard On Channel 63