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This page last updated on 20 September, 2017

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Best Practice Guides

The purpose of the guides, listed below, is to assist new volunteers when they first join NFDS. Also to provide advice to all members concerning safety and care for our sailors and equipment. We appreciate that when it comes to boats, ropes and seamanship, there are many ways to achieve the same results; however, when we are training new people, it helps if we are consistent in our approach. Consequently, the Committee has approved these guides as appropriate for NFDS. Many thanks to those who have already contributed to producing these guides.

If you have any comments or suggestions we are always willing to consider them;
just email Chris Wales at:   webmaster@newforestsailability.co.uk

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Date Added

Handout

Video

Feb 2017

Induction for New Volunteers


April 2016

2.4 Pre- Sailing Instructions


July 2013

Servo Boat Systems - Batteries & Charging


Feb 2013

Instructions for Volunteer Safety Boat Driver and Crew


Mar 2012

Fitting a Sling

Video -  Fitting a Sling

 Oct 2012

Fitting sling for wheelchair user


Jul 2011

Children and Vulnerable Adults


Feb 2011

Moving and Handling of People


April 2010

Fitting life-jacket for wheelchair user


Oct 2010

Fitting sling for sailor who can walk


June 2010

Positioning boat for hoist


June 2010

Quick Guide to RT Procedure


April 2010

Using the hoist

Video - Using Hoist

Mar 2010

Parts of an Access Dinghy


Jun 2010

Rigging an Access 303


2010

Assisting Returning Boats