Audit

1.0 Policy and Procedures

1.1 Maintenance plan?
- Maintenance log

1.2 Vessel Log books completed?

1.3 Manuals and technical data available?

1.4 SOP’s being followed?

1.5 Plan for expiration dates?

2.0 Organization

2.1 Are regular meetings and training being carried out?

2.2 Members uploading reports to the SMS and/or notifying appropriate management of incidents?

2.3 Is the society providing the vessel with what it needs?

2.4 Are recruitment activities taking place?

2.5 Are there adequate members to regularly crew vessel?

2.6 Fitness Testing Implemented?

2.7 Do you have sufficient maintenance personnel?

3.0 Personal Protective Equipment

3.1 Is appropriate PPE being issued to members?

3.2 Have members received proper training in use of PPE?

3.3 PFD's
- Conditions and Storage
- Salus OR Northwater

3.4 Helmets
- Gecko MK-10 or Gath 52-15 Approved
- Pro-tec, Gecko (older) and Cascade acceptable (above two models when new helmets required)
- 3M Reflective Tape

3.5 Vests
- Knife, Mirror, Whistle and Strobe

3.6 PFD Competency Rig
- General Condition
- Lines updated (2019 recommendation)

4.0 Lifesaving Equipment

4.1 First aid box
- Check expiry and stowage

4.2 Fire extinguishers *CRITICAL ITEM*
- Check expiry and stowage

4.3 Buoyant heaving line

4.4 Lifebuoy with 15m line

4.5 Thermal Protective Aid (TPA)

4.6 SAR Pump
- Stowed on deck
- Hoses and clamps

4.7 Spinal board

4.8 AED (if applicable)
- Check battery, condition and stowage

4.9 Datum Marker Buoy (if applicable)

4.10 Pyrotechnics *CRITICAL ITEM*
- SOLAS only, no pistol style flares (as they expire)
- At least 6 flares, 12 for over 9m, expiry

5.11 EPIRB
- Check hydrostatic release expiry (2 years) and properly labelled, battery expiry (5 years)
- Check registration. Record EPIRB Registration Number. Check registration if current after inspection.Three contacts needed, Station Leader, Deputy Station Leader, and third member

5.0 Navigational Equipment

5.1 RADARS *CRITICAL ITEM FOR NIGHT NAVIGATION*
- Functioning and adjusted properly

5.2 Sound signalling device

5.3 VHF Radios *CRITICAL ITEM*
- DSC, MMSI, GPS input
- CRITICAL if VHF / MMSI not operational / missing

5.4 Magnetic Compass *CRITICAL ITEM*
- Deviation card recommended
- last serviced

5.5 Illumination working on all equipment

5.6 Charts and Publications
- Correct charts onboard
- Condition of Chart
- Publications at station
- Tide tables

5.7 GPS
- Check HDOP

5.8 Depth Sounder

5.9 Search Light

5.10 Binoculars

5.11 Chart Plotter

5.12 Navigation lights *CRITICAL ITEM for Night Navigation*

5.13 Radio Direction Finder (if applicable)

5.14 AIS (if applicable)

5.15 Radar reflector

6.0 Electrical Systems

6.1 Interior lights

6.2 Deck lights

6.3 Batteries
- Check fasteners securing batteries for corrosion

6.4 Camera (s)

6.5 Fan (s)

6.6 Wipers

6.7 Loud Hailer

6.8 Fuse Box / Breaker

6.9 Siren

6.10 Blue Strobe

7.0 Engine Space / Mechanical Systems

7.1 Self-Righting Mechanism *CRITICAL ITEM*
- Hoses, bottles, valves, bag housing, pull cord, service records (if applicable)
- Swim away line on transom (if applicable)

7.2 Fuel shut off valve

7.3 Bilge pump
- Auto
- Manual

7.4 Racor filter
- Clear type if outside of enclosed engine space
- Clear one acceptable in engine space if it has metal heat shield
- Metal racor in engine space

7.5 Engine oil

7.6 Coolant level (if applicable)

7.7 Transmission oil (if applicable)

7.8 Jet oil (if applicable)

7.9 Leg oil (if applicable)

7.10 Intake strainers (if applicable)

7.11 Drive belt (if applicable)

7.12 Kill cord (if applicable) *CRITICAL ITEM*
- Spare kill cord

7.13 Steering rod

7.14 Fuel lines

7.15 Propeller (outboard only)
- Check Anodes

7.16 Engine fire suppression system (Type II) *CRITICAL ITEM*
- Original manufacturer equipment acceptable with annual inspection
- No auto-activation fuse
- Inspection tag visible and current
- Dampers (if applicable)
- FirePro for newer vessels or reinstallations

7.17 Engine block heaters (Type II)

7.18 Inboard Engine Raw Water Hoses (Type II & III)
- Condition
- Maintenance Records

7.19 Roll over engine protection system (Type II)
- Check for corrosion
- Wire harness integrity

7.20 ICE shock absorbers (Type I)
- Pressure check

7.21 ICE shock integrity (Type I)

8.0 Loose Gear

8.1 Boat hook

8.2 Axe

8.3 Lines

8.4 Floating Basket stretcher (if applicable)

8.5 Oxygen (if applicable)

8.6 Paddle (if applicable)

8.7 Flashlight

8.8 Re-boarding ladder (if applicable
-Easily accessible and ready to use

8.9 Tool kit

9.0 General Vessel & Hull Condition

9.1 Cleats
- Check base for cracking, general condition

9.2 Towing Bit
- Check base for cracking, warping

9.3 Drogue
- General condition

9.4 Anchor and Anchor chain
- How many shackles, condition of links, properly stowed

9.5 Tubes
- Condition, clean, inflated properly

9.6 Paint
- Last paint job, anti-fouling used

9.7 Anti-slip
- Tread and non-slip paint in correct places and not worn out

9.8 Hull condition (waterline)
- Severity of dents, excessive growth, overall condition

9.9 Fenders
- Adequate number and condition

9.10 Rubbing Strake
- Intact, level of wear

9.11 Windows
- Intact
- No cracks
-No leaks

9.12 Towing Line
- Length, condition (frayed, discolored, varying widths, maximum 10% broken strands)

9.13 Vessel Access
- Approach to vessel
- Dock
- Ramp

9.14 Vessel Top Speed
- Below 40 knots

9.15 Infrastructure Safety
- Fire Extinguisher in Boat Houses/Sheds/other locations
- Fire exits
- Building condition in general

Trailer Availability

10.0 Summary and Recommendations

Unit Representative
Safety Inspector
Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.