BOM’s Guidelines for weather safety for domestic commercial vessels

Friday 4 January 2019
The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) have worked with us to create weather safety advice for domestic commercial vessels.

The Bureau’s Marine Weather Knowledge Centre shows you where to find marine weather information, how to use it, and what it means. This includes infographics, guides, and videos, to help communicate weather risks to crew. This material can help you assess the weather conditions that are suitable for your vessel's operations and the types of weather risks that could require specific procedures to be developed.

Incorporating weather safety scenarios into your safety management system are required and will help ensure the safety and comfort of passengers and crew, maximise the efficiency of operations, and ensure the vessel stays within operating limits.

The Bureau's Five Vital Weather Safety Checks are designed to help all boaters prepare for a safe voyage, and these can be incorporated into your safety plans and procedures.

The advice also includes information on weather related risks and links to more information on example procedures.