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Jet Boat Safety

Keeping Safe

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At Hukafalls Jet we pride ourselves on our level of professionalism and safety.

As part of the Ngai Tahu Tourism Group, we operate under well-developed and stringent procedures.We have been operating in Taupo since 1990 and we have been constantly upgrading our systems and equipment.Our advanced jet boats joined our fleet in 2006 and took our operation to another level of safety.

The new boats have twin motors, scalloped seats, hinged handrails, black box technology, extra cushioning and additional buoyancy. All of these factors improve safety and comfort.

Our Safe Operational Plan exceeds the requirements of Maritime New Zealand and our drivers undergo 100hrs of training (legal requirement is 50hrs) before carrying passengers.

Our boats all carry Radio Transmitters and are in constant communication with each other and our shore base staff.

Our boat maintenance procedures are based on RCM (Reliability Centred Maintenance), which is the maintenance system used by airlines throughout the world. This requires all vital components of a craft being replaced at a predetermined amount of use, irrespective of condition. This system greatly reduces the chance of equipment failure.

We were recognised for our safety systems in the 2007 Westpac Waikato Business Excellence Awards where we won the ACC Workplace Health and Safety Award, ahead of many industrial businesses larger than us.

Each year, our team conducts a mock crisis where we prepare ourselves for the unlikely event of an emergency situation so you can rest assured you are riding with a team who know our safety procedures inside out and understand all aspects of our very indepth emergency management plan.

If you have any questions concerning Hukafalls Jet's Health and Safety systems, please feel free to contact us.