Equipment Hire: Booking T&Cs

When hiring CST equipment please note you are agreeing to the following: 

• Equipment hire is subject to availability and weather. 

• All equipment requests and water users are required to sign in at reception before launching. Equipment is not allowed to be passed between separate groups. 

• Equipment hire costs are for a minimum of 1 hour and then per ¼ hr thereafter. Any hire period that exceeds the pre-payment must be settled before leaving site. Any over payment is not eligible for refund or credit. 

• All hirers are to ensure they have received the Water Safety Brief by a CST Staff member before going afloat. • All users must adhere to the CST Code of Conduct and Trevassack Lake Safety Policy (available to view on the Activity Noticeboard). • CST maintain third party liability insurance for all CST equipment. CST cannot take any liability for personal injury or other damages unless proved negligent. 

• Any loss of or damage to equipment (excluding natural wear and tear) will be the responsibility of the hirer to cover, up to a maximum £500 o Please note paddles (kayaks & SUPs) have a possibility of sinking. It is the hirers responsibility to ensure the paddle stays with the user of the craft at all times. 

• The minimum competencies for equipment hire are as follows (these will restrict further in unfavourable conditions): 

o Paddlesports (kayak & SUP) – no previous experience required o Sailing – RYA Stage 3 or RYA Level 1 

 • The number of persons onboard must not exceed the following: 

o Single SUP – 1 person or 1 adult +1 small child or 2 children 

o Single Kayak – 1 person or 1 adult +1 small child or 2 children 

o Double Kayak – 2 persons or 2 adults + 1 small child o Pico/Zest – 2 persons or 1 adult + 2 children 

o Optimist – 2 children 

• Personal Floatation Devices (Buoyancy Aids or non-inflating Lifejackets) are required to be worn by all water users, at all times when on or near the water (CST clothing is included FOC (appropriate to kit being hired)) 

• Wetsuits: 1 April – 31 October: discretionary to the user. Between 1 November – 31 March: where there is a higher risk of immersion wetsuits are compulsory. 

• Leashes must be used on all SUPs. 

• Users/Craft must stay in the designated areas and not impede activity sessions taking place. 

• All U18s must be supervised by an appropriate adult on site, all U12s must be accompanied by an appropriate adult on the water at all times. 

• Users must respect other water users and their enjoyment of the site. Any loud or boisterous behaviour will not be tolerated. 

• CST hold the right to close the water, refuse entry or remove persons from the water at any time.

Correct for March 2024