- Well prepared for emergencies -
An accident on land can be dealt with reasonably easily, whereas on board, the same cannot always be said. If there is no doctor on your boat, in an emergency, the skipper and crew should be able to provide the necessary basic medical care on board themselves.
First-aid kits are part of the basic safety equipment on a boat and are available in various versions, specifically suited to water sports. Before you start your journey, check that your first aid kit is complete and that its contents are still usable, as plasters, gauze bandages and compresses also have an expiry date, after which their sterility or functionality is no longer guaranteed.