Have you got the minimum safety equipment in your vessel? Is it easily accessible?
EQUIPMENT PLACEMENT AND MAINTENANCE
The Marine Safety Regulations require all safety equipment worn or carried on board to at all times be:
• easily accessible
• kept in good working condition
• maintained or serviced in a way that ensures it can be operated in the way that it was designed to be operated, and
• serviced on or before the date specified by the manufacturer.
it is recommended that you carry:
• a first-aid kit
• adequate drinking water
• basic tool-kit
You can find a list of minimum requirements in the Recreational Boating Safety Handbook. This can be found in book form or online.
Transport Safety Victoria/Maritime Safety have the full book to download or individual chapters.