Throw Line Safety Statement – June 2018

THROW BAG RESCUE LINE – SAFETY STATEMENT (0618) 5th JUNE 2018   Safequip are aware of the recent report produced by the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) regarding the recent failure of a particular brand of throw line during a boat capsize rescue drill. The report clearly identifies that the primary failure of the rope

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“COPY CAT” EQUIPMENT

The “copying” of equipment designs is becoming a regular occurrence for many manufacturers including ourselves, which can have potentially dangerous implications.  The difficulty is knowing the differences between similar looking products, which on the face of it look virtually identical. It is often the quality of the materials/components that are used providing an appearance which

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LIFEJACKETS CAN KILL

Wearing a Lifejacket is as important as wearing a Seatbelt or Helmet, it can make the difference between life and death. A while ago the RNLI, RYA and the Coastguard launched a Lifejacket safety awareness campaign “Useless unless Worn”. Most victims who perish from drowning were not wearing a Lifejacket. Despite these grim statistics, thousands

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COLD WATER KILLS!

Statistics show that over 300 deaths each year are caused by accidental drowning around the UK which makes grim reading. HM Coastguard have produced the following video, which highlights the dangers of cold water drowning, so please spread the message, and help to stop someone becoming another statistic!

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EQUIPMENT FIT FOR PURPOSE

As we continue to experience challenging times when it comes to purchasing equipment due to budget restraints and new procurement procedures, the dangers of procuring equipment/PPE which is not “Fit for Purpose” are all too real. There is no doubt that we are witnessing an increase in “Cheapest Price Wins” syndrome, which in one sense

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NEW BRAND INTRODUCTION

Innovation by Design We are announcing the introduction of our new product brand IONIC which you will start to see both on our products and marketing literature. Just to let you know, Safequip the company remains as it always has been, so absolutely no change there, simply a new branding exercise which will be incorporated on

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NEW WEBSITE LAUNCH

We are pleased to announce that we have recently launched our new Safequip website, which has been designed to provide an improved user experience. We have added new additional functuality which includes both Instagram and YouTube links that are located on the homepage. As well as the additional functuality there are various new products that

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Safequip continued success.

Safequip are pleased to announce that they have been chosen to supply inflatable boats & trailers to Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue Service. Following a successful application to DEFRA for funding, Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue Service has received grant funding to significantly enhance their flood and water rescue capabilities within the county. After extensive trials the

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