The number of boat fires on coastal and inland waters is relatively low.
However, when they occur they can have devastating consequences.
Due to the remote location of moorings, it can be difficult to gain access to the incident, which on many occasions results in the total destruction of boats.
Fire Safety on Boats Leaflet
Carbon monoxide safety on boats
Boat Safety Scheme
The Boat Safety Scheme, or BSS, is a public safety initiative owned by the Canal & River Trust and the Environment Agency. Its purpose is to help minimise the risk of boat fires, explosions, or pollution harming visitors to the inland waterways, the waterways' workforce and any other users.