Following a recent Safety and Environmental Audit, RMYS has implemented a number of changes to procedures and rules in relation to working on boats in the yard, and members' use of the yard in general.
The changes are all common sense issues, aimed at reducing the possibility of injury to members and staff, and to maintain compliance with OH&S and Environmental Protection laws.
Specifics will be advised to members in detail when your boat is slipped into the RMYS yard, as every person who will be working on the boat will need to undergo an induction session.
- The railed area of the yard is a work site, and only those involved in working on boats or equipment should enter the area.
- Any items temporarily stored in the yard or building must be identified by boat and member name. You should also seek permission from RMYS staff before bringing any items in for temporary storage, as unidentified items may be disposed of.
- RMYS cannot accept any flammable or hazardous waste, with the exception of waste engine oil poured into the designated drum, and waste batteries. The location of the storage for oil and batteries is now behind the dumpster in the fenced-off bin enclosure.
- All other hazardous waste must be removed from site. The nearest disposal facility is the Port Phillip Resource Recovery Centre, on the corner of White and Boundary Streets in Port Melbourne.
We welcome any feedback from members that will continue to ensure a safe environment for members, guests, and staff.
If you have any questions, please contact Damien Ryan, RMYS Operations Manager - firstname.lastname@example.org