Thank you for visiting the Margate RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) Commumity Safety team website. The Community Safety team’s objective is part of the RNLI’s bid to halve accidental drownings in the UK by 2024. The UK National Drowning Prevention Strategy indicates that 400 people on average drown each year in the UK and a further 200 take their own lives on our waters.
RNLI AIMS TO CHANGE BEHAVIOUR
The RNLI nationally aims to change the behaviour of groups and individuals identified as being ‘at risk’ of becoming a rescue statistic for lifeboat crews.
To help raise safety awareness at a local level volunteer community safety teams are being appointed. The role of the Community Safety Team involves developing a local lifesaving plan, including identifying ‘at risk’ groups and providing targeted safety advice.
Watch this video below and find out how to float to live and give yourself a floating chance.
More information can be found via the RNLI’s Respect the Water website
Margate and Thanet’s (Kent) top four priorities:
1 ) Swimming;