Safety & Rescue Equipment

Important Safety Equipment for canoeing and kayaking

Here at Norfolk Canoes we stock a range of safety and rescue equipment for canoeing and kayaking.

If you can't find what you are looking for or you're unsure which to choose, give us a call:

Tel: 01603 747139 or Email:

Palm Wire Gate karabiner for your canoe and kayak safety and rescue kit

Palm Wire Gate Karabiner

Large opening snap gate karabiner for canoe and kayak rescues. These karabiners have a multitude of functions and are really handy as an item of 'just in case' equipment.

  • Anodised aluminium with Gate opening of 35 mm

  • Maximum breaking strength 22 kN (major axis), 8 kN (minor axis), 7 kN (open gate)

Palm Screw Gate anodised karabiner for canoeing and kayaking

Palm HMS Screw Gate Karabiner

Screw Gate karabiner with an anodised finish in bright red colour. Our best selling karabiner for canoeing and kayaking rescues or just as a piece of you safety kit.

  • Anodised aluminium with Gate opening of 23 mm

  • Maximum breaking strength 24 kN (major axis), 7 kN (minor axis), 7 kN (open gate)

Palm Autolock karabiner for canoe and kayak rescue situations

Palm Autolock Karabiner

Autolock karabiner in anodised aluminium with red gate..

  • Anodised aluminium with Gate opening of 24 mm

  • Maximum breaking strength 28 kN (major axis), 8 kN (minor axis), 8 kN (open gate)

Palm 5m Safety Tape is a great piece of safety and rescue kit whether you canoe or kayak

Palm Safety Tape Line

A 5m throwline, towline, sling and much much more.

  • 5m of 25mm tubular Nylon tape

  • 10 kN static breaking strength with a single loop and open end. Also has velcro fastening.

Palm 4m Snake Sling in red

Palm Snake Sling

A 4m throwline, towline, sling and much much more.

  • 4m of 25mm tubular Nylon tape

  • 10 kN static breaking strength with a dual loops at both ends. Also has velcro fastening.

NRS Pulley for whitewater canoe and kayak rescue equipment

NRS Whitewater Pulley

Lightweight rescue pulley made with high strength aluminium sides and stainless steel axle.

  • Pulley strength 22kN / 4946 lbs
  • Dimensions: 2.7" x 1.75" x 1.07" - Max Rope Dia: 0.5" / 13mm

Smiley Nose Clip

Smiley nose Clip

Simple nose clip that can attach to your helmet so it doesn't get lost while you're kayaking.

  • Simpley, durable nose clips
  • 2 comfortable pads keeps water out of your nose
  • Lanyard secures the nose clip to a helmet

Cottonmouth Nose Clip

Cottonmouth nose Clip

Helps keep water out of your nose when whitewater canoeing and kayaking.

  • High quality, durable nose clips
  • 2 comfortable pads keeps water out of your nose
  • Lanyard secures the nose clip to a helmet

Palm Spec Band For Keeping Your Glasses Safe When Canoeing And Kayaking

Palm Eyewear Band

Handy item that keeps sunglasses, spectacles or normal glasses safely attached to you while you are canoeing or kayaking.

  • One size
  • Simply pushes onto arms of your glasses
  • Comfortable, lightweight feel.

Fox 40 safety whistle is great for paddlesports such as canoeing and kayaking

Fox 40 Whistle

Be heard when it counts, the Fox 40 whistle is very, very loud. Just what you need in a rescue situation.

  • Dimensions: 2.25" x 0.75"
  • Small enough to fit into most buoyancy aid pockets
  • Ideal for multiple uses when outfitting a canoe

Kayak and canoe bilge pump for self rescues

Beluga Bilge Pump

Quick and efficient bilge pump for use with sea and touring kayaks or as a safety accessory for open canoes.

  • Ergonomic handle with plastic shaft.
  • Built in float incase you drop it in the water.

Kayak Sport Canoe & Kayak Bilge Hand Pump Designed For Rescues

Kajak Sport Bilge Pump

A premium hand bilge pump featuring a 316 stainless steel shaft with a low profile foam float.

  • Aisi 316 Stainless Steel Shaft
  • Attachment Bungee
  • Removable Caps To Make Cleaning Simple

Guardian Nav Lights for canoe and kayak visibility at night

White Guardian Nav light

Bright white navigation light that can be clipped to clothing or to your canoe or kayak.

  • Waterproof to 100m and visible to 1 mile
  • Flashing strobe or constant beam functions

waterproof first aid kit

Waterproof First Aid Kit

First Aid Kit in a waterproof bag. Contains enough equipment for injuries typically sustained from water sports. Includes:

  • 1 x Primary Care Leaflet
  • 6 x Safety Pins
  • 1 x Resuscitation Face Shield
  • 1 x Scissors (5.5cm Blade)
  • 1 x Spot Check Thermometer
  • 1 x Tweezers
  • 2 Pairs Vinyl Gloves


  • 16 x Paracetamol Tablets


  • 1 x Crepe Bandage 5cm x 4.5m
  • 1 x Triangular Calico Bandage 90 x 127cm
  • 1 x Open Woven Bandage 7.5cm x 5m


  • 5 x 4-Ply Sterile Gauze Swabs 5 x 5cm
  • 1 x Micropore Tape 1.25cm x 5m
  • 6 x Hygienic Cleansing Wipes
  • 1 x Burn Gel Sachet (3.5g)


  • 1 x Pack of Assorted Plasters
  • 2 x Blister Plasters
  • 2 x Low Adherent Dressings 5 x 5cm
  • 1 x Medium Wound Dressing 12 x 12cm
  • 1 x Small Plaster Fabric Strip 4cm x 1m

All contents are manufactured to European quality standards and carry the CE mark.

10mm High Tensile Floating Rope for emergency canoe or kayak situations

10mm Floating Rope

10mm High Tensile polypropylene floating rope. Ideal for reloading throwlines.

  • SOLD BY THE METRE - Specify length at Basket page
  • Top quality floating rope for throwlines

Safety knives for canoeng, kayaking and paddlesports

Safety Knives

You must be over 18 to purchase any of our safety and rescue knives.

  • Blunt ended safety and rescue knives
  • Sport specific safety knives for canoeing and kayaking
  • Available for in-store purchase only
  • Proof of age may be required at time of purchase
Canoe and kayak throwlines for sale


Throwlines are an essential part of your canoeing and kayaking safety and rescue equipment.

  • Available in a variety of lengths
  • Easy to store whether in a canoe or kayak
Towlines for canoeing and kayaking for sale


Towlines are a great item for safety and rescue with features that make an emergency tow situation easier.

  • Available in a variety of sizes and lengths
  • Ideal for sea kayaking and touring
Paddle Floats are an essential item for sea kayak safety and rescues

Paddle Floats

Paddle floats make deep water re-entry to a sea or touring kayak much, much easier.

  • Solid foam and inflatable paddle floats available
  • Brightly coloured for signalling help if needed
Kayak Storage Deck Bags & Equipment Holders

Deck Bags

Kayak deck bags are a perfect way of keeping must have items close to you while out on the water.

  • Peaked deck bags compliment touring style kayaks
  • Expedition deck bags offer maximum storage
VHF Radios and PLBs or Personal Locator Beacons for sale

VHF Radio and PLB's

A VHF Radio or PLB - Personal Locator Beacon is a must for kayaking on the sea.

  • Raise help if needed in the most efficient vay
  • Also great for weather reports