Your safety is our No.1 priority and our RIB tours are suitable for those aged 6 and over. Please take the time to read our safety files which are below and we are always happy to answer any questions you may have.
We have a team of 5 skippers have a wide variety of experience and qualifications ranging from power boat instructors to RNLI boatmen.
Safety is paramount in everything we do. Believe it or not it’s possible to be safe and have fun at the same time. All of our Skippers and Crew are trained to a high standard. All the boats operate under strict regulations and in line with the company’s safety management system (SMS).
All of our operations are carefully risk assessed. The vessels comply with the strict guidelines enforced by Colchester Borough Council. The Vessel is inspected by an appointed surveyor to ensure compliance, and further to this, we at Estuary RIB Tours insist on monthly audits of our vessels, crews and safety equipment by trained professionals. This way we can demonstrate our commitment to the safety of all when aboard one of the company vessels.
Training is key to prevent skill fade, and demonstrate that all of the planning and preparation during drills would be instinctively carried out if an emergency event were ever to occur.
All the vessels are equipped with safety items as set out in the regulations. This includes but not limited to:
Lifejackets for everyone on-board
Thermal protective aids
Pyrotechnics for raising an alarm
First aid equipment
Every effort is made to have safety at the forefront of everything we do. Should you have any questions or concerns ahead of a tour then get in touch and we can discuss further.