Maritime New Zealand Aims to Change Boating Regulations for Minors

The organization supports the idea that all boaters under 15 should wear life jackets in hopes of increasing compliance in boaters of all ages

According to a news release from Maritime New Zealand, the organization is making a move to require all boaters under 15 to wear a life jacket at all times. Not only is the move aimed at helping the safety of young boaters, but it also aims to encourage boaters of all ages to wear life jackets.

Though current data shows that there are high carriage rates of lifejackets in NZ, there are much lower wearing rates. A private member had a bill submitted by National MP Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga last month that would make the requirement a law, according to TVNZ.

A similar law already occurs here, as US law currently requires boaters under 13 to wear life jackets. The US Coast Guard Chief of Boating Safety, Jeff Hoedt, is currently in New Zealand consulting on and speaking about the project, according to the news release. Hoedt suggests that when something is mandated by law, it heightens compliance from the entire population.

For more information, visit: http://www.maritimenz.govt.nz/news/media-releases-2013/20131007a.asp

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • Free Safety Management Software Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Management Software helps organizations to improve safety by providing a comprehensive toolset of software modules to help businesses identify trouble spots; reduce claims, lost days, OSHA fines; and more.

  • Comply with OSHA’s Electronic Recordkeeping Requirements

    Collect relevant incident data and generate accurate OSHA 300, 300A, and 301 regulatory reports, including 300A CSV files for easy electronic submission to OSHA.

  • Complete Online Safety Training Courses

    Deliver state-of-the art, online safety training courses to your organization with IndustrySafe Training Management Software. Generate reports to track training compliance and automatically notify learners of upcoming or overdue classes.

  • Easy to Use Safety Inspection App

    Conduct inspections on the go with IndustrySafe’s mobile app. Complete safety audits at job sites and remote locations—with or without web access.

  • Track Key Safety Performance Indicators

    IndustrySafe’s Dashboard Module allows organizations to easily track safety KPIs and metrics. Gain increased visibility into your business’ operations and safety data.

  • Industry Safe
comments powered by Disqus