As every responsible skipper knows, there are certain items in the safety equipment list that have an expiry date. Such dates are applied in a bid to ensure this equipment will work when needed, which can include life threatening circumstances.
Safety gear that carry expiry dates include: flares, emergency position indicating radio beacons and inflatable lifejackets.
Don't let this safety equipment expire, set an alarm. There are some easy options to achieve this, such as:
Put the dates in your diary
Put the dates in your mobile phone
Write it on the 'Don't Expire' sticker*
Set up a Maritime Alert email (click here)**
* For a 'Don't Expire' sticker please contact 13 12 56 or your local Maritime service centre
** this Alert service online allows you to insert an alert for the due date for other business such as: mooring service, engine service, registration and licence renewals.