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.
At Thanet RNLI Community Safety HQ, we absolutely love the coast and we want everyone to really enjoy themselves and to be safe when they visit or take part in water based activity.
To keep abreast of our forthcoming events, either click our contact page ordownload our diary of events below. We can also find us on Facebook and Twitter.
Swim Safe – Stop Press!
The Swim Safe booking platform is now LIVE! This programme will be running during Summer 2018 in Thanet. Swim Safe is a really exciting project to coach the 7-14 age group to swim in the sea for no charge, using highly skillled and trained local swim teachers. Swim Safe is a collaborative programme involving Swim England,Thanet District Council and the RNLI.
This is the blog for the Margate Volunteer RNLI Community Safety Officer. Andrew Mills is part of a small team that goes out and about in the local community spreading the Respect the Water message to as many people as possible.
Our aim is to help the RNLI halve the number of coastal drowning fatalities by 2024. Some of our main campaigns are: Float Not Swim and Cold Water Shock. If you are a community group and would like an input on how to stay safe whilst enjoying the coast please get in touch.
RNLI Safety stand at the Volvo Ocean village, Cardiff Bay Apologies for not posting last week, but I was over in the lovely city of Cardiff. You may wonder how an RNLI Community Safety Officer Read more…
On Saturday lunchtime, just as the sunny weekend weather and high temperatures was attracting a multitude of visitors onto the lovely Thanet sandy beaches, Margate Lifeboat crews pagers were activated by the UK Coastguard. Requesting Read more…
After week’s of careful planning and organising, the date Wednesday 23rd May, was soon upon us. This signalled the all important national launch of the RNLI’s Respect the Water campaign. I was fortunate to be Read more…
One week ago, on a Sunday morning, Thanet Lifeguard’s executed a high-tempo joint exercise inconjunction with the Margate Coastguard Rescue Team (CRT), Deal CRT and Margate Inshore Lifeboat (ILB) crew on one of Thanet’s popular Read more…
Cliff Selfie’s! The weather this past weekend was absolutely fantastic, the record for the hottest early Bank Holiday Monday was beaten according to BBC Weather. The previous record was 23.6C which was set back in Read more…
Get in Touch
Margate RNLI Community Safety Officer
We are using cookies to give you the best experience on our website.
You can find out more about which cookies we are using or switch them off in settings.
You can adjust all of your cookie settings by navigating the tabs on the left hand side.
Strictly Necessary Cookies
Strictly Necessary Cookie should be enabled at all times so that we can save your preferences for cookie settings.
If you disable this cookie, we will not be able to save your preferences. This means that every time you visit this website you will need to enable or disable cookies again.