Reminding and Refreshing Beach visitors on Safety Tips

Over the few weeks our team have been out and about on some of Thanet’s beaches speaking with beach visitors to remind and refresh them about how to stay safe at the beach. We’ve included a copy of the Beach Swim Safety Flags below for anyone that needs a reminder.

Beach Safety Flags

Our top eight top tips to keep you safe whilst at the beach:
  1.    When you arrive at the beach with your children go up to the Lifeguards and have a chat to find    out about local safety information such as the tides and local risk.
  2.    Take a photograph of your children to make it easier to describe them should they go missing.
  3.     Have a look around as you arrive at the beach for any local safety information such as tide cut-off information. Ask your children to identify with their local area which will help them find their way back to you after a walk along the beach.
  4.     When your children go into the sea, make sure that they go in pairs and both of them come out of the sea together or leave the beach together.
  5.     Have an agreed meet-up point should your group get separated.
  6.     Should one of the children in your party goes missing make sure that the rest of the group are supervised whilst you look for the other child. Try to stay calm, many children are found quickly after going missing.
  7.      Inform the Lifeguards and or Coastguard should your children goes missing. When you do locate them inform everyone involved in the search.
  8.      If you should get into difficulty in the water, float on your back and raise your arm to attract attention.

Have a great time whichever beach or coast that you are visiting.  Follow us on Twitter or Facebook for more top tips and to learn about our Community Safety work.

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Andy Mills

Margate RNLI Community Safety Officer Striving to reduce accidental drownings by 50% by 2024 by spreading key safety messages to Thanet communities and its visitors.