Ports of Jersey to undertake Beach Safety Review

From Port of Jersey,
04 October 2017

As part of its commitment to maintain high levels of safety standards on the Island's beaches, Ports of Jersey is carrying out a safety review of the on-water activities during the October Half Term Holiday. The views of concession holders, surf clubs and associations along with training schools and general water users are being sought to support the audit, which will focus on the Bays in St Brelade and St Ouen.


Some of the areas of beach activity that will be looked at include water skiing surf schools, surf hire and other beach launched concessions activities and how the interface with individual beach users


Although Ports of Jersey cannot control the activities of individuals, unless they operate outside the law, it does have responsibility for water safety in so far as they have the authority to issue permits for beach hire vessels, all of which are due for renewal at the end of January 2018. Ports of Jersey has already written to concessions advising them of the forthcoming audit and are seeking the support of the wider beach community who will be engaged with through a series of surveys and face to face meetings.


The overall objective of the review is to achieve a far greater standard on safety on the two beaches where an increasing amount of organised activities co-exist with individual beach users.


Any individual or interested organisation, which would like to take part in the audit should contact Captain Peter M Moore, Maritime Standards Manager for Ports of Jersey by emailing peterm.moore@ports.je or telephone (01534) 447701


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