Boating Safety Information and Education
David Oelrichs is an ex Boating Patrol Officer and managed the Queensland Safe Boating Education Program for over 30 years. What he does not know about boating is not worth knowing.
David can cut through the complexities of legislation and give guidance about how to meet your duty of care. He has developed programs for local community groups, state regulatory and national bodies and is now available for consulting work.
David has produced the following publications:
Small Ships Manual
Boatsafe Torres Strait Regional Boating Manual
Recreational and Fishing Guide
Beacon to Beacon
Commercial and Fishing Ships Operational Handbook
David's most recent book is now available for sale or wholesale.
Local and international rules, regulations and seamanship tips
in an easy reference book.
A reference for those interested in working in the commercial marine or fishing industry.
If you work or are interested in working on a commercial or fishing ship, this is the book for you. We've collated all relevant International laws and local regulations in this easy to read guide. Perfect for quick reference on the go or if you are studying for your coxswain ticket or masters certificate. Also great for the recreational boater wanting to learn more.
Rules of the water ways, lights, shapes, sounds and signals. Knowing what means what is essential for safe boating.
Know what to do in an emergency. Life-raft, EPIRBS, flares, alarms, fire-fighting and medical triage are all covered.
Know what is expected of you and what your obligations are in regard to licensing, induction, occupational health and safety and drugs and alcohol.
It is a legislative requirement to keep these documents ship shape. This manual outlines how to establish a safety culture and manage risks.